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 […]

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 […]

A Look at the Year Ahead for Transit Expansion

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At The Transport Politic, Yonah Freemark has made it a tradition to catalog new transit projects every year. He reports that 2014 will see a significant expansion of rail and bus rapid transit lines. “Virtually every metropolitan region in the United States and Canada is investing millions of dollars in new transit expansion projects,” he […]