Today’s Headlines

  • New York Studies Possibility of Higher-Speed Rail Between NYC and Niagara Falls (AP)
  • Gov. Rick Scott’s Election-Year Gift to Tampa Area: A $131m Elevated Expressway (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Bixi’s Financial Straits Don’t Seem to Be Impacting U.S. Bike-Share (Gas2)
  • No Snowjam During Atlanta’s Second Snowstorm, So Who Needs Rail? (Marietta Daily Journal)
  • Peer-to-Peer Bike-Share Takes Off in Texas (Silicon Hills)
  • Germ-proof Clothing Line Perpetuates Offensive Cliche That Public Transportation Is Gross (PopSop)
  • Strong Towns: Speed Limits Should Match Road Design
  • A Lesson From Jarrett Walker on Making Transit Useful (Salon)
  • Streetsblog Editors Aren’t the Only People Who Meet the Love of Their Life on Transit (Atlantic Cities, UPI)

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Today’s Headlines

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Longtime Backers of California High-Speed Rail Raise Legal Objections (LAT) Would the Maryland Gas Tax Go to Transit or Roads? (Examiner) WSJ: “Welcome to the Revival of the Railway Age” Rep. LaTourette: Miles-Traveled Tax Could Happen “Tomorrow” (Bloomberg) NOLA Transit Strives for Accord With Civil Rights Act (NOLA.com) Denver Sees Transit-Oriented Development After Decades of […]

Today’s Headlines

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Feds Announce Major Funding for Amtrak’s NJ-NY Gateway Project (CBS Local, Railway Age) NHTSA Issues Recommendations for Driverless Cars (The Hill) Can a Makeover Turn Around America’s Busiest Transit Center? (Good, Atlantic Cities) In California, High-Stakes Trial for High-Speed Rail (Mercury News) Study: Commuters Want Better Transit Tech (Wired) Montgomery County, MD, Gets New Planning […]

Today’s Headlines

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Is it Cool if Detroit ‘Burbs Don’t Pay for the New Regional Transit Authority? (Detroit Free Press) California High-Speed Rail Board OKs $96M, Two More Years for Contractor (Mercury News) GM First Automaker to Sign Onto Climate Declaration (The Hill) LaHood in Rochelle, Ill: Rail Investment’s Good for the Economy (Progressive Railroading) Is a “Delmarva” […]

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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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What Other Countries Have Achieved With Infrastructure as U.S. Congress Dithers (WSJ) California Ratings of Rail Stations Give Top Grades to Bay Area, Average Grades to L.A. (LAT) The Risks Behind Uber’s Plans for “World Domination” (Skift) Imagining a New Future for Dallas’s Aging Highways (Dallas Morning News) Pittsburgh Bike-Share Beats Expectations (AP) SunRail Offers Model for […]