Today’s Headlines

  • How Transportation Politics Made – And Might Break – Chris Christie (Atlantic Cities)
  • Railway Age Profiles Future-Minded Amtrak CEO
  • 2014: The Year of the Streetcar (GGW)
  • Utah Shows Transit’s Impact on Clean Air (SL Trib)
  • Portland’s Leah Treat Touts Bike-Share, Despite Complications (Portland Mercury)
  • Tennessean: BRT Critical to Nashville’s Success
  • … But Opposition Is Still Rampant (Nashville Ledger)
  • Phoenix Unrolls Green Bus Fleet (AZ Family)
  • Santa Cruz Considers Locating Downtown Library in New Transit Center (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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Today’s Headlines

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Why Won’t Christie Pay for ARC Tunnel? David Brooks Blames Public Employee Compensation (NYT) In Tough Economy, Developers Are Shifting to Walkable, Mixed Use Community Design (CityBiz) Inner-Ring NYC Suburbs With Rail Access Lead Housing Recovery (WSJ) Twin Cities Suburbs Up in Arms Over Plans to Scale Back Road Expansion (Star-Trib) Anticipation Mounts as Cities […]

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Senate Caves, Transpo Bill With May Extension Heads to Obama (Politico, The Hill) California High-Speed Rail Clears Major Hurdle in Court (LAT) Minneapolis Plays Tricky Game in Projecting Light Rail Ridership (StarTrib) One Possibility for FBI Move: The Greenbelt, Maryland, Metro Site (GGW) Community Reinvestment Act Spreads to a Diverse Range of Projects (Governing) San […]

When People Aren’t Afraid to Walk in the Street With Cars

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“Shared spaces” are streets where driving is allowed but walking and biking take priority. They are designed without curbs, signage, and other typical markers that separate cars from people on foot. The design cues are subtler. Everyone mixes together in the same space, and drivers travel slowly enough that they can make eye contact with pedestrians. Can […]

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Plenty of Pain, No Train for Florida as Illinois Snags $186 Million (The Hill) Commanding Majorities of Mayors Favor Higher Gas Taxes (T4America) No Surprise Here: Drivers Shift to Transit When Gas Prices Soar (AltTransport) Amtrak Shrinks and a Simile from Grist that Will Make Men Wince Bin Laden Notes Stoke Fears of Terrorist Attack on […]

Calling for Your Photos of Work Bikes

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There’s still time to submit photos for our next slide show. We’re looking for pictures of bikes at work — hauling, delivering, getting the job done. International submissions are definitely welcome. The shot below, showing the Santa Cruz candy man on his way to hawk his wares on the boardwalk, captures the spirit perfectly. It […]