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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More Zany Ideas for Protecting Pedestrians from Self-Driving Cars (City Observatory) The 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians (790 KABC) Slate: Uber and Lyft Could Have the Biggest Impact in the South Enormous Mixed-Use Development Promises to Make Miami More Walkable (WLRN) Fresno to Begin Construction on Bus Rapid Transit System This Month (Fresno Bee) London […]

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Low Gas Prices Leave Northern Virginia Scrambling for Transit Money (WaPo) New Orleans Expands Transit With Round-the-Clock Service (Times-Picayune) Denver’s Airport Rail Line Opens Friday (Denver Post) Quick-Build Bike Projects Are Trending (Next City, Wired) Al Franken Urges Minnesota to Act on Light Rail (StarTrib) Population Rebounds NJ Transit Stations (Asbury Park Press) Detroit Voters Weigh BRT, Airport […]

Lots of Work to Be Done in the New Year

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