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 […]

Protecting NYC Transit From the Next Storm: Searching for Specifics

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Today on the Streetsblog Network: Known Unknowns. Ben Kabak at Second Avenue Sagas examines the capital funding request from New York MTA staff to its board, which estimates that nearly $5 billion is needed to restore the city’s transit system to pre-Sandy working order. Missing from the document, Kabak writes, is a plan to protect transit infrastructure […]

Protecting NYC Transit From the Next Storm: Searching for Specifics

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Today on the Streetsblog Network: Known Unknowns. Ben Kabak at Second Avenue Sagas examines the capital funding request from New York MTA staff to its board, which estimates that nearly $5 billion is needed to restore the city’s transit system to pre-Sandy working order. Missing from the document, Kabak writes, is a plan to protect transit infrastructure […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

A Major Expansion for Charlotte Light Rail

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Encouraging news today from North Carolina. Mary Newsom at Network blog Naked City reports that local, state and federal officials signed an agreement yesterday for a 9.3-mile extension of Charlotte’s Lynx light rail system. When completed in 2017, the Blue Line will connect the far-flung campus of UNC Charlotte, with its 30,000 people, and a population […]

A Major Expansion for Charlotte Light Rail

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Encouraging news today from North Carolina. Mary Newsom at Network blog Naked City reports that local, state and federal officials signed an agreement yesterday for a 9.3-mile extension of Charlotte’s Lynx light rail system. When completed in 2017, the Blue Line will connect the far-flung campus of UNC Charlotte, with its 30,000 people, and a population […]