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Ferguson Commission Report Calls for Better Transit

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The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off a protest movement that gripped the country and elevated the profile of racism and police violence as a national issue. It also raised questions about a host of factors that have shaped Ferguson and communities like it: the suburbanization of poverty, inequality, and residential segregation. This week […]

St. Louis “Beat Congestion” and Now Commute Times Are Longer

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St. Louis is every highway planner’s dream. Consistently ranked among the least-congested cities in America, the region’s car commuters spend a smaller share of their trips to work sitting in traffic than all but two other cities. That means St. Louis car commuters aren’t encumbered much by other car commuters, just like in those car commercials. But […]

Today’s Headlines

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House Supports Including Uber in Transit Benefits for Federal Employees (The Hill) Nashville Marks 10 Years of Commuter Rail (Tennessean) Chinese Investors Look Into Twin Cities High-Speed Rail (Finance & Commerce) Will Minneapolis Greenway Stretch Beyond Its First Five Blocks? (Next City) “Radio Silence” From NJTransit During Transpo Funding Shutdown (TSTC) Building Better Bike Lanes, With Help […]

Today’s Headlines

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Maryland Wants Federal Support for Two Big Light Rail Projects (Baltimore Sun) Pennsylvania Senate Plan Would Raise Gas Tax, Driver Fees (AP) House Dems in Washington State Look at 10-Cent Gas Tax Hike (AP) In Wake of Boston, Transit Systems Beef Up Security: St. Louis, Jersey Mayor’s Budget in Philly Includes Bike-Share (Next City) Florida Signs $195M […]

Gun Lobby’s New Target: The Bus

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Letting people carry firearms on transit vehicles is a new priority for the gun lobby in several states where legislation to expand concealed carry rules to buses and trains is gaining momentum. Proponents of these bills imagine armed transit riders protecting themselves from would-be assailants. Some states, like Texas, already allow guns on transit. But not everyone thinks crowded buses are a […]