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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Shuster’s Brought in a Lot of Campaign Cash as Transpo Chair (Politico) Brookings: Downtowns Weathered the Recession Better Than the Burbs (Next City) … But Job Sprawl Was High in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Lee County, FL UN Report: Sustainable City Infrastructures Promote Economic Growth Twin Cities Transit Expansion = Jobs (Star Tribune) GGW on Why Portland’s […]

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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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Seattle’s Bike-Share System Launches With 500 Bikes (Post-Intelligencer, Slog) Tucson Streetcar Beats Expectations (Clean Technica) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Has Surprisingly Non-Crazy Idea for Transpo Funding (State Journal) Philadelphia Studies Feasibility of Restoring Transit on Abandoned Line (Next City) Providence TIGER Grant Has Connecticut Thinking About Streetcars (WNPR) What If LA and Dallas Had the […]

The Importance of Family-Friendly Transit

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As someone who is raising a child without a car in a transit-rich city, I sometimes need to be reminded that for many people in the United States, the reality of maintaining a family life without a personal motor vehicle is impractical — or simply unthinkable, for a variety of reasons. This often holds true […]