Today’s Headlines

  • Amtrak’s 2014 To-Do List Includes Positive Train Control, NEC Updates (Railway Age)
  • Houston Chronicle and Grist Throw Cold Water on Record Transit Numbers
  • … But Utah Has Every Right to Celebrate Its Frontrunner Transit Status (AP)
  • Bike League Responds to Questions About Need for Separate Women’s Summit
  • Sen. Rubio Further Complicates Tax Reform Proposal, Which Was Already Unlikely (The Hill)
  • Rails-to-Trails Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision on Rail Right-of-Way
  • As Tunnel-Boring Stalls, Cracks Widen in Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct (Crosscut)
  • Caltrans Finally Delivers On (Some) Ancient Promises Made When It Divided a Neighborhood (Next City)
  • Unwanted New Georgia Road Could Bulldoze 1,000 Homes (WSBTV)
  • Though Obama Hasn’t Gotten the Memo, Columbia River Crossing Is Really and Truly Dead (Railway Age)
  • Human Transit and Streetsblog LA Probe the Dangers of Automated Cars
  • London Proposes Bike Route System on “Quietways) (Atlantic Cities)
  • Bolwerk

    Maybe Rails-to-Trails can refocus its efforts on highways now?

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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 […]

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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 […]

The Mile-High City Gets Back to Its Rail Roots

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Happy news out of Denver. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in town yesterday for a tour of the under-construction West Rail Transit line, part of 122 miles of passenger rail the region is planning as part of its FasTracks program. The secretary’s blog, The Fast Lane, discusses how this project promises to be, on many […]

Today’s Headlines

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T&I Chair Shuster Predicts Another Transpo Bill Extension (Examiner) Bus Service Returns to Two Pittsburgh-Area Transit Deserts (City Paper) Scott Walker’s Terrible Decision Costs More Than High-Speed Rail Would Have (Madison.com) BikePortland Explores Bike-Share Announcement in Four-Part Series Baltimore Working on Starting a Bike-Share System Too (Next City) Can a Bike-Share Company Make Money? (Island Packet) Twin […]

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With Shutdown Ridership Decline, D.C. Metro Shifts to Smaller Trains (WaPo, The Hill) Leinberger: It Looks Like Atlanta Sprawl Has Peaked (Atlantic Cities) Delays Persist for Twin Cities Light Rail, But There’s Support for TOD (MPR News, Finance & Commerce) It’s a Go for All Aboard Florida (Orlando Biz Journal, Orlando Sentinel) In Kolkata, India, […]

Today’s Headlines

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The Million Dollar Question: Is There an All-Powerful Bike Lobby? Politico: No. WSJ: Totes. Transit Ridership Declined 1.9 Percent in First Quarter (APTA) Feds to Developers: No Prob, Sprawl Out into Wildfire Zones, We’ve Got You Covered (WaPo) Waiting for a “Grand Bargain” to Fix the Gas Tax? You’ll Be Waiting a While. (Jared Bernstein) […]