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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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

U.S. DOT Holding Five Public Meetings on Its National Rail Plan

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As it works to finalize a National Rail Plan that could prove pivotal in securing dedicated long-term funding for high-speed rail, the U.S. DOT is soliciting public feedback at five meetings in the coming weeks. The first public meeting will be held Wednesday in Kansas City, followed by a Thursday meeting in Atlanta, according to […]

Today’s Headlines

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Charleston Decides Today If Transpo Tax Goes to Ballot (Post & Courier) Drowsy Driving’s Role in Traffic Crashes (USA Today) Feds Blast DC Metro for Systemic Deficiencies (WaPo) Animated Map Shows How High-Speed Rail Could Transform U.S. Travel (Business Insider) Costs for Twin Cities Light Rail Continue to Climb (StarTrib) Do Atlantans Really Own Fewer Cars Than […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]