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 […]
Transforming from a car city to a transit city is no easy task. Just ask Denver and Los Angeles, which have spent billions to build rail systems but struggled to reduce solo car commuting rates. But Seattle shows it can be done: The share of downtown commuters who drive alone dropped from 35 percent in 2010 to 30 percent last year.
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” […]
“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 […]
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 […]