Today’s Headlines

  • Gov. Jerry Brown Eyes Cap-and-Trade Money for High-Speed Rail (Sac Bee)
  • Carbon Savings of Dense Cities Cancelled Out By Suburbs (NanoWerk)
  • The State of U.S. Bike-Sharing at the Start of 2014 (GGW)
  • Yes, David Axelrod, Other Cities Have Bike-Share. Ever Been to DC? (Treehugger)
  • Cold Weather Slows Down Amtrak Schedule on Northeast Corridor (WJLA)
  • A Stunning Picture to Remind You to Thank Transit Workers in Freezing Temps (Human Transit)
  • The Trucking Industry Looks Ahead to a Year of Lobbying for a Transpo Bill (Trucking Info)
  • The “First Mass Transit Super Bowl” Will Kick Non-Football Folks Off Transit (NJ.com)

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Today’s Headlines

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DOT Will Redistribute Rejected High Speed Rail Funds (WaPo) Reluctant Senate GOP Leader McConnell Agrees to Earmark Ban (The Hill) Rahall Wants Top Dem Post on Transpo Committee to Help Coal Industry (WVNS) Houstonians Do Their “Patriotic Duty,” Vote Down Traffic Cameras (KUHF/Transpo Nation) Five Out of Six Experts Say Yes to a Gas Tax […]

Forget Your Bike Lock? Businesses in Portland Have You Covered

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From around the Network today: Portland’s private sector takes cyclist accommodation to a new level; metro DC bungles transportation at its sports venues; and a potentially transformational piece of legislation in California loses its oomph. Portland Businesses Loan Bike Locks to Forgetful Customers: It’s interesting how businesses are taking leading roles in making Portland even […]

Today’s Headlines

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Foxx Warns of Delays to State Transportation Funding (The Hill) … And Downplays U.S. DOT’s Proposal to Allow Interstate Tolling (Land Line) Everybody Tiptoes Around the Gas Tax (Trucking Info) NRDC Switchboard Outlines Top Provisions in Grow America Act Amtrak CEO: A Hudson River Tunnel Might Have to Be Shut Down in Less Than 20 Years […]

Two Very Different Ways Bike-Share Benefits Transit

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A new survey [PDF] by researchers at UC Berkeley and published in Access Magazine sheds light on how bike-share systems interact with transit. Researchers Susan Shaheen and Elliot Martin surveyed more than 10,000 bike-share riders in Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Washington, DC. Like previous surveys have shown, Shaheen and Martin found that a significant number of bike-share users reduce car use. But their […]