Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx Takes a Road Trip to Drum Up Support for Obama’s Transpo Plan (Transport Topics, AP)
  • DOT: Highway Trust Fund Will Dry Up by August (The Hill)
  • How Are States Responding to the Funding Gridlock? (Governing)
  • New Orleans Group Rallies for Central Transit Hub (Times-Picayune)
  • L.A. Metro Recommends Two Familiar Contractors for Downtown Rail Connection (LA Times)
  • Seattle Voters Will Decide Transit Funding Issue Next Week (Seattle Times)
  • How Does U.S. Transit Use Compare With Other Countries? (E Mag)
  • Ontario Commits $25M to Bike Infrastructure (Global News)
  • Former Utah Mayors Tout Denser Development (Salt Lake Trib)
  • GGW Questions Baltimore’s Plans for More Waterfront Parking

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How Ambitious Will Seattle Get With Its Transit Expansion Plan?

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Next November, voters in the Seattle region will be asked to approve a new tax to fund a major expansion of the region’s light rail system. The $15 billion plan to expand transit, known as ST3, would be funded by a mix of sales taxes, property taxes, and car registration fees collected for 15 years. The big question is which projects […]

Today’s Headlines

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Feds Release $20M for DC Metro Repair Plan (WaPo) …As DC Cyclists Make Lemonade of the Service Cuts (CityLab) How 20 Years of Light Rail Have Transformed Dallas (Dallas Morning News) NJ Lawmakers Push Gas Tax Hike, Christie Doesn’t Buy Transit Funding Concerns (NJ.com, Press of AC) Should Seattle Burbs Help Foot the Bill for Light Rail Tunnel? (Seattle Times) […]

Today’s Headlines

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North Carolina Lawmakers Vote to Restore Funding for Light Rail (News & Observer) How the Clean Air Act Lengthened Our Lives (NYT) Philly Magazine on Gentrification in the City of Brotherly Love Toddler in Stroller on Sidewalk Killed By Driver in Seattle (Seattle Times) Seven Parking Garages Receive “Green Garage” Certification (Forbes) Seattle’s Plan for Affordable […]

Today’s Headlines

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16 Big Transit Projects That Would Be Toast Under Trump’s Budget (WaPo) Cuts Could Imperil Seattle Rail, Gateway Project, DC Metro (Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Washingtonian) How Cities Would Feel the Budget Pain (Curbed) Long-Distance Amtrak Routes Under Threat (Progressive Railroading) Trump Also Wants to Slash Transpo Funding in Rural Areas That Supported Him (Charlotte Observer) The Rail Line […]

To Stave Off Transit Cuts, Seattle Plans to Go It Alone

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Just a couple of weeks ago, voters in Seattle and its surrounding counties rejected a funding measure to prevent dramatic cuts to local transit service. It speaks to the seriousness of the situation that city leaders are already floating an alternative. In an announcement yesterday, local officials said they will go back to voters with a […]