Today’s Headlines

  • Final Vote Near for Indiana Transit Bill (Indy Star)
  • Walkscore Ranks Toronto Tops for Transit in Canada (Toronto Star)
  • Chicago Explores Two Plans for Transit System Overhaul (Chicago Trib)
  • To Revitalize Downtown, Phoenix Looks at Decreasing Lanes, Speeds (AZ Central)
  • Southwest Line Rail Planners Try to Win Over Minneapolis Critics (StarTrib
  • How Mexico’s History of Sprawl Offers Lessons in Urban Development (The City Fix)
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Look at Light Rail as the Way Ahead
  • Are Transit Systems Going Too High-Tech? (Atlantic Cities)
  • Metromode Talks With Detroit’s “Walkability Guru”

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Today’s Headlines

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Despite Shuster’s Rejection, Stakeholders Keep Pushing for Gas Tax Hike (Bloomberg, The Hill) Congressional Investigation on Rail Safety Begins Today (Prairie Business) Indiana House Committee Votes 11-1 to Fund Transit (Star) Midwest Dominates EPA Smart Growth Awards (American City & Country) Anti-Gentrification Activists in San Francisco Seattle Protest Google Microsoft Bus (Atlantic Cities) Active Trans […]

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Get Ready to Hear More About “ObamaRail” (The Hill) What Would an Infrastructure Bank Look Like? (Miller-McCune) Yet Another Florida Rail Project in Limbo (Transpo Nation) The El Needs an Overhaul (Chicago Reader) San Francisco Transit Riders Paying More for Less (Examiner) Nebraska Pols Clash Over Road Funding (Journal Star) San Antonio Launches Small Bike-Share […]

Today’s Headlines

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Highway Trust Fund Set to Go Broke This Month (The Hill) WaPo: House Bill Would Be a Blow for DC Metro How Nashville Can Learn From Salt Lake City’s “Unified Front” on Transit (Tennessean) As SunRail Turns 1, Florida Riders Rate the System (Orlando Sentinel) Virginia Beach Light Rail Vote Far From a Done Deal (Pilot) […]

The Public Funds Sports Teams, But Teams Won’t Fund Transit to Games

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Professional sports stadiums put a strain on transportation networks. While good transit service to games can lessen the traffic burden and help everyone get to sports venues more easily, this often imposes additional costs on transit agencies. Despite all the public subsidies pro sports teams receive, they rarely help pay for this service. It doesn’t have […]

In Cities With Extensive Transit, Areas Near Rail Are Growing Faster

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Is the city center of your metro area shrinking or growing? The answer could be related to the strength of the local transit system, according to a study released this spring by the Center for Neighborhood Technology. CNT’s “Transit-Oriented Development in the Chicago Region” [PDF] focused on Chicago’s progress with TOD compared to similar metros. […]