Today’s Headlines

  • How Does Sprawl Affect Income Mobility? (WaPo)
  • It Turns Out Southern California’s Not So Sprawling After All (LA Times)
  • How Will the Purple Line Affect Property Values in Maryland? (GGW)
  • Indiana Looks for Firms to Run Hoosier State Rail Line After Washington Yanks Funding (Indy Star)
  • Why Are the Koch Brothers Trying to Kill Nashville’s BRT Plan? (Salon)
  • Throughout History, the “400-Meter Rule” Rings True for Urban Street Design (HuffPo)
  • Downtown Mesa, AZ, Gets Ready for Light Rail (AZ Capitol Times)
  • What Can Memphis Teach Us About Smart Cities? (Keystone Edge)
  • Texas Business Sense Encourages the Rise of Cycling (WLRN)
  • Study: Four Out of 10 Transit Riders in Northeast Ohio Don’t Own a Car (Plain Dealer)

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How Is Houston's Big Bus Network Redesign Working Out?

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It’s been two months since Houston debuted its redesigned bus network, with routes and schedules intended to make the bus appealing to more people. Jarrett Walker, who blogs at Human Transit, consulted on the project, and today he shares his take on the early ridership numbers. Weekend ridership is already up significantly — that makes sense because one of […]

How Is Houston’s Big Bus Network Redesign Working Out?

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It’s been two months since Houston debuted its redesigned bus network, with routes and schedules intended to make the bus appealing to more people. Jarrett Walker, who blogs at Human Transit, consulted on the project, and today he shares his take on the early ridership numbers. Weekend ridership is already up significantly — that makes sense because one of […]

Today’s Headlines

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As Green Line Costs Rise, Massachusetts Transpo Chief Switches Stance (Boston Globe) Schumer to Feds: Use Leftover Sandy Money on Hudson Rail Tunnels (The Hill) Advocates Want to Restore Amtrak Service Lost Since Katrina (The Hill) Train Service Returns to Holyoke, MA, After Half Century (NEPR) Amtrak Tests Out Bikes on Trains for Chicago-DC Line (Pittsburgh Gazette) […]

The Reason Foundation’s Comically Flawed Research on LA Rail

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The Reason Foundation’s “research” on high-speed rail is pretty predictable. We know what this oil industry-backed think tank is going to say before they’ve said it: Ridership will be lower than expected; costs will be higher. What’s more interesting than the conclusions, to us anyway, is the methodological contortion needed to draw them. So with […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]