Today’s Headlines

  • One More Congressman Comes Out for Gas tax Increase (Sun Sentinel)
  • SSTI Review: Caltrans “Acting Too Much as Highway Dept., Not Mobility Dept.” (Streetsblog SF, SacBee)
  • Not Kidding: South Carolina DOT Director Resigns After DUI Arrest (Myrtle Beach Online)
  • TxDOT Studying Rail Expansion Options in Texas and Oklahoma (Killeen Daily Herald)
  • Huge Data Dump Supports Investment in Ann Arbor Transit (Ann Arbor Chronicle)
  • DC Cyclists Not Deterred by Arctic Temperatures (WaPo)
  • Instead of Paying for Expensive Study, Marin Transit Directors Could Just Ride It and See (Marin News)
  • For HSR to Work, Pick Big, Transit-Served Destination Cities 200-600 Miles Apart (WSJ)
  • London’s Year of the Bus Highlights Need for Transit Investment (Urban Times)
  • Developing Countries’ Car Use Will Explode Without Deliberate Policies to Counter It (Reuters)
  • A Gift for Germany’s Bored Pedestrian: Pong at Red Lights (Transport Gooru)

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Amtrak Reaches Agreements on 18 State-Supported Routes (The Hill) Also, Turns Out Amtrak’s NOT a Money Pit (NYT) As BART Negotiations Continue, Next City Looks at Pros and Cons of Transit Strikes In Virginia, Infrastructure Backers Want McAuliffe for Gov (Politico) Will New Delay Derail Twin Cities Light Rail? (StarTribune) CityFix Shares Insights from the Recent […]

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Detroit Advocates Challenge Michigan DOT’s Highway Expansion Plans

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Anthony Foxx Presses Congress to Spend $98 Billion on Transportation This Year (The Hill) Albuquerque Meeting Over Bus Rapid Transit “Erupts in Chaos” (ABQ Journal) Houston Press: Houston’s New Bike Lane Plan “in the Hands of Drivers” Al Jazeera America: Tourism Bias in Transit Projects in New Orleans Post-Katrina Ann Arbor Moving Ahead on Light Rail […]