Today’s Headlines

  • Amtrak Asks for 16% Funding Bump From Congress (Railway AgeThe Hill)
  • Will the Tennessee House Kill Nashville BRT? (Tennessean)
  • Baton Rouge to New Orleans: 1.5 Hours, 10 Bucks (Times-Picayune)
  • Netherlands’ “Cycle Path Society” Marks 100-Year Anniversary (Treehugger)
  • Report: Development Choices Will Make the Difference for Downtown San Jose (Mercury News)
  • NJ Spotlight Profiles the Man Who Formed NJ Transit, and the Project He’s Still Bitter About
  • International Urban Scholars Converge in San Antonio (SA Current)
  • Honolulu Wants to Study Merging Rail, Bus Into One Agency (KITV)
  • In Mexico City, “Bicitekas” Take Night Rides to Raise Cycling Profile (PRI)
  • Plan Calls for More Walkable Athens, GA (Flagpole)
  • How Will BRT Work for Rockville Pike? (GGW)

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Pressure Grows for DC Metro to Return Late-Night Service (WAMU) Why Was NJ Transit Train Speeding Before Crash? (Atlantic) Pittsburgh to Launch New Mobility Department Next Year (PGH City Paper) Milwaukie, OR, Basks in “Economic Glow” From Light Rail (Oregonian) Ridership Higher Than Ever for Seattle-Area Transit (The Stranger) Denver BRT Line Gets Boost From […]

U.S. DOT Names the Transit Projects Set for Federal Funding

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The Obama administration last night revealed the names of local transit projects getting recommendations for federal aid under the U.S. DOT’s New and Small Starts programs, which are set to receive $1.8 billion during fiscal year 2011. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) chief Peter Rogoff, in hard hat at the groundbreaking of New Jersey’s rail tunnel. […]

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Senate to Mark Up Transpo Bill Next Week (The Hill) In Denver, Foxx Celebrates Grand Opening of Union Station (Denver Biz Journal) Under Discussion: “China-Russia-Canada-America” High-Speed Rail (Guardian) Amtrak Returns to St. Paul After 43 Years (Railway Age) WaPo Looks at the Transpo Funding Problem Cycling’s on the Rise in Smaller Cities, Too (Atlantic Cities) […]

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What Will the Next President Do for Transit? (Next City) The Atlantic Looks at the Toll of Commuting to Better Schools in Detroit Seattle Sees Biggest Rise in Bus Ridership of Any U.S. City (Seattle Times) Surveillance of NJ Transit Raises Privacy Concerns (NJ.com) Kansas City Plans Development Around BRT, With Help From Feds (Next City) D.C. Circulator Problems […]

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NTSB Chair (And Once Major DOT Contender) to Switch to Safety Council (WSJ, The Hill) Tennessee Governor: Blocking Nashville BRT By Legislation Not a Good Approach (AP) Why Aren’t Transit Figures in Portland, Dallas, or Wisconsin Following the Upward Trend? Utah Doubled Its Commuter Rail Ridership (Daily Herald) Shuster Faces Two GOP Challengers for May Primary (Patriot News) Will Holocaust Reparations […]

ITDP Maps Bus Rapid Transit Successes Worldwide

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Searching for solid examples of Bus Rapid Transit in your slice of the world, or pondering possible ways to solve a particular BRT problem? A new interactive map developed by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy might have your answer. ITDP, which created the BRT Standard to define high-quality BRT and foster it around […]