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” […]

Don’t Count High Speed Rail Out Yet

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“High Speed Rail is Dead,” Aaron Renn announced earlier this week on New Geography. FRA regulations are a mess. The money’s been spread too thin. A couple governors torpedoed projects. And conventional speed lines of 110 mph are being sold as high speed. Those are all nails in the coffin of high speed rail, he […]

One Anti-Rail Congress Is No Reason to Delay California HSR

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Everyone who cares about U.S. high-speed rail is watching California right now. First there was the news of ballooning costs. Then Congress yanked nearly all the money for the Obama administration’s HSR program. Since then, whenever the project is mentioned in the media, it’s been accompanied by adjectives like “embattled” and “troubled.” Earlier this week, an […]