Today’s Headlines

  • Unusually Harsh Winter Puts Extra Pressure on Scarce Funds for Pothole Filling (Forbes)
  • Federal Funding Crisis Could Mean Colorado Doesn’t Get to Widen I-25 (Coloradoan)
  • Teen Mom-Turned-Transit Guru: Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Wills SF’s Transbay Center Into Existence (Examiner)
  • Infighting Between DOT and MPO Could Cost Hawaii Millions (Honolulu Civil Beat)
  • Suburbs Want Light Rail, Minneapolis Demurs (Strib)
  • Amtrak Could Extend Service to Montreal (Recorder)
  • As Seattle Goes to War with Uber, San Antonio Cracks Down on Lyft (Gov Tech)
  • When Your Complete Streets Policy Is Accompanied By 70 Planned Road Widenings (Ottawa Citizen)
  • How Urban Nonprofit Bike Shops Change the Face of Bicycling (Governing)
  • Private British Company Making Inroads With France’s Fiercely National Rail Industry (Telegraph)

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Will the Senate Cave to the House’s Transpo Bill? (The Hill, Fiscal Times) Streetcars Winning Chase for Federal Transit Funds (Roll Call) Maryland Opens Bidding for Purple Line (WaPo) Transit Agencies Get Creative With Real Estate By Rail Lines (WSJ) NACTO Guide Gives Minneapolis Flexibility (MinnPost) High-Speed Rail Could Link Twin Cities, Rochester (AP) Tucson Streetcar […]

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Foxx Warns State DOTs That Funding Could Be Cut Off Soon (The Hill) At HUD, Julian Castro Will Take on Obama’s Climate Work (National Journal) California, Amtrak Back Out of Joint Bid on High-Speed Rail (AP) Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Wins Praise From WaPo, NRDC Switchboard While Gannett Notes Mixed Opinions, and Forbes Sniffs Out a Gimmick in the Funding […]

Columbus, Ohio, Wants In on the Midwest Rail Renaissance

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Columbus, Ohio, population 800,000, is among the biggest U.S. cities without passenger rail. But its time may have finally come. A college town and state capital, Columbus has bucked the trend of urban decline in Ohio and built a strong economy on insurance and retail. The culture here has been famously resistant to rail plans, but it’s […]

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America Embarks on “Second Rail Boom” (Forbes) Amtrak CEO Calls Highway Trust Fund “Dead” (Progressive Railroading) There’s No Shortage of Ideas on Transpo Funding, But Also No Easy Answers (National Journal) L.A. Makes Progress With Light-Rail, But Not to LAX (AP, Curbed L.A.) What Are the Chances for High-Speed Rail From San Antonio to Mexico? (SA […]

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In NYC appearance, LaHood suggests that tolls could fund new long-term federal transport bill (Transport Nation) U.S. DOT’s auto safety chief says new legislation beefing up his authorities, post-Toyota scandal, could be stronger (Bloomberg) Senate climate bill’s estimated effect on gas prices: less than a 25-cent increase, says new study (The Hill) Three new National […]

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How the U.S. Fell Short on Domestic Streetcar Manufacturing (WaPo) Puerto Rico Avoids Transit Shutdown at 11th Hour (Reuters) D.C. Metro Faces Service Cuts If Jurisdictions Don’t Pitch in More Funds (WaPo) House Dem Lipinski Wants to Revisit Transit Tax Break During Lame Duck Session (The Hill) Northeast Rail Expansion Would Bring Boosts for Connecticut […]