Today’s Headlines

  • T&I Top Dem Rahall, Targeted by Koch Bros., Would’ve Retired Without More Campaign Funds (The Hill)
  • Despite Gabe Klein’s Departure, Chicago Building 20 Miles of Bike Lanes This Summer (Tribune)
  • Next Few Months Critical to California HSR Future (Sac Bee)
  • Caltrain Turns to Reddit to Communicate with Riders About Safety Issues (Examiner)
  • North Carolina Debates a Vehicle-Miles Traveled Fee (Gaston GazetteReflector)
  • New Vox Venture Launches With a Plea for More Diverging Diamonds — You Know, For Safety
  • Oregon Gets 8 Repair Projects Instead of One Huge New Bridge (Statesman Journal)
  • Does Seattle Metro Really Need More Money? (Times)
  • Heartless Curmudgeon, a.k.a. Police Chief in Cobb County, GA, Blames Kids on Bikes for Crashes (MDJ)
  • A Ground View of Transit Cuts and the Limits of Service Restoration (Post-Gazette)
  • The Illogic Behind Amtrak’s Boarding Procedures, And the Hack to Avoid Them (Vox)
  • ped guy

    While I’m a fan of Klein (and Sadik-Khan), I think it’s time to move beyond this rock star mythology for agency heads. Chicago certainly saw a nice bump under his tenure, but it’s not as if they hadn’t built any bike lines prior. The article just proves that strong grassroots advocacy, experienced and creative agency staff and willing political leadership togher can bring about progress regardless of any one particular person.

  • I don’t know if I entirely agree. Sometimes all the hard work in the world doesn’t make it to the top of the political food chain if you don’t have a rock star like Klein or Sadik-Khan working your issues.