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)


Columbus, Ohio, Wants In on the Midwest Rail Renaissance

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 […]

Eleven Things to Look for in the Passenger Rail Reauthorization

Now that the surface transportation bill fight is over — at least for the moment — transportation reformers are eying the expiration date of another key piece of legislation later this year. The reauthorization of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) could be a chance to make some needed changes to jump-start progress […]

Today’s Headlines

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 […]

Today’s Headlines

Another Extension Is in the Works for Transpo Bill — But How Long Will It Last? (School Transpo) Republican Victories Imperil Rail Plans (NYT) LaHood Dangling Rejected Rail Funds in Front of Other Potential Recipients (WSOC TV) NY Lt. Gov: Transpo Infrastructure is Key to a “Prosperous Future for New York” (WSJ) High Speed Rail […]