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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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 […]

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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Gov. Jerry Brown Eyes Cap-and-Trade Money for High-Speed Rail (Sac Bee) Carbon Savings of Dense Cities Cancelled Out By Suburbs (NanoWerk) The State of U.S. Bike-Sharing at the Start of 2014 (GGW) Yes, David Axelrod, Other Cities Have Bike-Share. Ever Been to DC? (Treehugger) Cold Weather Slows Down Amtrak Schedule on Northeast Corridor (WJLA) A […]

Today’s Headlines

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Real Estate Deals Need to Accelerate for California High-Speed Rail (Fresno Bee) Grand Rapids Launches $40M BRT (M Live) Brokering Peace Between Cyclists and Drivers Involves John Kerry on a Pink Bike (Boston Globe) Feds Give OK to Start Designing Minneapolis’s Fourth Light Rail (KSTP) Seven U.S. Bike Projects Built on Existing Footprints (Next City) […]