Today’s Headlines

  • Maryland Cheers Plans for Light Rail Funding (AP)
  • Republican Lawmakers Threaten Amp BRT Money in Nashville (Tennessean)
  • Forbes Chats with Mike Bloomberg About Cities and Climate Change
  • Indiana Transit Advocates Hope for Compromise Legislation (Indianapolis Biz Journal)
  • How Can Cities Get Creative to Disincentivize Driving? (Atlantic Cities)
  • … And Is L.A. Actually Ready for That? (Politico Mag)
  • Portland “Bike Czar” to Head Streetcar Effort (Willamette Week)
  • Utah Bill Proposes Sales Tax for Transit (Deseret News)
  • Guardian UK Asks Two Big Questions About American Bike-Sharing

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No New Transpo Secretary Yet, But the Buzz Is Still All About Deborah Hersman (WaPo) Buy America Fight Returns to Congress (National Journal) Behind the Veil at U.S. DOT: A Tour for Bike Advocates (Bike Portland) Here’s an Idea: Rake in Transpo Revenues and Bankrupt Everything Else (Cyclelicio.us) With the Feds Out of the Picture, […]

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What U.S. Mayors Want to See From the Next President (CityLab) LA Times: Care About Climate Change? Vote for Transit Phoenix Held Up as Model for Successful Transit Tax (AZ Central) Investigations Show NJ Transit Short on Cash, Staff, and Safety Oversight (NJ Spotlight) Earl Blumenauer Entreats Portlanders to Bike to Ballot (The Hill) Where Dems and […]

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When Will Our Cities Reach Their Climate Tipping Point? (WaPo) Washington, DC: The New Bike City to Watch (People for Bikes) Plans for “Facebook Town” Show Smart Growth Mindset (Atlantic Cities) U.S. Cities Investing More and More in BRT (McClatchy) The Contradictions of Being a Tea Party “Transportation Junkie” (E&E Daily) Light Rail Spurs Housing […]

DC and New Orleans Closing the Bike Commute Gap With Portland

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Growth in bike commuting has slowed in Portland and Minneapolis, while some less well-known biking cities are making gains. Graph: Bike Portland New Census numbers are out, providing fresh data on how Americans are getting to work, and Michael Andersen at BikePortland has noticed a couple of trends. The mid-size cities best-known for biking haven’t […]

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111 Congressional Dems and Reps “Tired of Waiting” For Transportation Bill (The Hill) Pressure Mounts on Congress to Extend Benefits For Transit, Not Just Cars (The Hill, T4A) USDOT Green-Lights Columbia River Crossing “Disaster” (Business Journal) Fed Agencies Focus on the Rural Aspect of Urbanism (NRDC) Hip, Intellectual Cache of Cities Rises As “Cities 2.0” Win […]