Today’s Headlines

  • CBO: Obama’s Budget Would Leave Highway Trust Fund With Shortfall (The Hill)
  • D.C. Mayor Pushes Back Long-Awaited Zoning Overhaul (GGW)
  • Shuster Outraises Opponents Several Times Over (Politics PA)
  • CheapAir.com Adds Amtrak Booking (USA Today)
  • $360M Available for California Biking/Pedestrian Projects (KTVN)
  • No Charges for Driver Who Killed NRDC’s Joy Covey on Bike (Almanac News)
  • Nashville’s “Revised” BRT Isn’t Really BRT (Atlantic Cities)
  • New Leader Takes Helm of Congress of the New Urbanism (Metropolis Mag)
  • High-Speed Rail an Option for Upstate NY (LoHud)
  • Atlanta Mayor Says Streetcar Will Start Running This Year (Railway Age)
  • Seattle Approves Master Plan for Cycling (Curbed)
  • Bolwerk

    The BRT thing is nuts. The teabaggers and neo-cons are deliberately passing shitloads of odious laws that are going to be hurting Americans for decades. Is there a loophole that allows a streetcar in an exclusive lane?

    Faster Upstate NY service seems like it would make a lot of sense, and would be cost-effective even if it costs “billions.” However, it’s probably not going to be HSR. They could start by making the damn thing faster than cars.

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Today’s Headlines

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Hartford BRT Debuts in Connecticut (Hartford Courant) Foxx, Shuster Work Together on Transpo Funding Quagmire (The Hill) DC Mayor Sticks With Streetcar, But There’s a Lot of Work Ahead (WaPo) St. Paul Lays Out Ambitious Plans for Biking (MPR News) Nashville’s Mayoral Hopefuls Take on Transit After Death of BRT (Tennessean) Boston’s Bike Director Departs for Seattle […]

State Interference in Nashville BRT Could Have National Implications

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Will Rahm Emanuel Show America What BRT Can Do?

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With impressive urgency, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent his first months in office retooling and reconfiguring how the “City That Works” works. Emanuel’s energy is evident in changes from beat-cop deployment to the push for a longer school day, but perhaps the mayor’s most tangible efforts can be seen in his ambitious transportation agenda. […]

How Will Mayor Turner Change Houston’s Streets? Here Are Some Hints

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