Today’s Headlines

  • Obama Gives GOP Another Chance to Reject His Infrastructure and Jobs Plan (AP)
  • Transit Openings and Construction Starts Slated for 2014 (Transport Politic)
  • When It Comes to Distracted Driving, Dialing Is the Most Dangerous (LAT)
  • The Fiscal Missteps That Earned One Florida County a $550M Maintenance Backlog (Gainesville Sun)
  • Stockholm Explores “Woman-Friendly” Snow-Plowing: City Streets, Not Highways (Grist)
  • Lubbock Developer Says Texas Tech-to-Downtown Monorail Plan Is Realistic (Avalanche-Journal)
  • The Silver Line and 9 Other Big DC Transpo Stories for 2014 (WaPo)
  • Tech Companies Co-Opt the Lingo of Urbanism But Are Suburban Through and Through (Gizmodo)
  • A Look Back at Mayor Menino’s Impact on Boston’s Urban Development (Globe)
  • Scientific Proof That Cars and Cities Just Don’t Mix (Planetizen)
  • Young Map Techies “Reinvent” Baltimore Transit (Patch)
  • The Planners Guide to Tactical Urbanism: Download It Here (Regina Urban Ecology)

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Today’s Headlines

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Chicago Tribune: Hey, Congress, Don’t Favor Cars Over Transit With Double the Budget, Philly’s SEPTA Has Grand Plans (Inquirer) Cincinnati’s Streetcar Victory Took a Decade to Achieve (Urban Cincy) Shuster Pledges to Work With Startups on Transpo Tech (1776) Charlotte Station WSCO Looks at Foxx’s Rise From Mayor to U.S. Transpo Chief Report: Milwaukee Needs Better Transit […]

Transit Speed and Urbanism: It’s Complicated

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There’s been a rollicking online debate the past week on the subject of “slow transit.” Matt Yglesias at Vox and Yonah Freemark at Transport Politic noted the downsides of two transit projects — the DC streetcar and the Twin Cities’ Green Line, respectively — arguing that they run too slowly to deserve transit advocates’ unqualified […]

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Legacy of Urban Highways Hampered Obama’s Goals for Livable Cities (City Lab) House Panel Approves Bill That Would Cut Transit Grants (AP) Transpo Unions Push for Blumenauer’s Gas Tax Hike Idea (In These Times) Study: Biking Instead of Driving Saves the U.S. Over $4.6B/Year (Forbes) At Tech Summit, LaHood Continues to Tout 10-Cent Increase in Gas […]

Message From Copenhagen: Climate Plan Must Include Walkable Urbanism

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The energy-saving benefits of transit aren’t limited to the transportation sector. (Image: Jonathan Rose Companies via Richard Layman) At a panel discussion yesterday at the Copenhagen climate summit, American policymakers and transit experts delivered a clear message: Walkable urban development must be part of any effective plan to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to […]

Today’s Headlines

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Final Vote Near for Indiana Transit Bill (Indy Star) Walkscore Ranks Toronto Tops for Transit in Canada (Toronto Star) Chicago Explores Two Plans for Transit System Overhaul (Chicago Trib) To Revitalize Downtown, Phoenix Looks at Decreasing Lanes, Speeds (AZ Central) Southwest Line Rail Planners Try to Win Over Minneapolis Critics (StarTrib)  How Mexico’s History of […]