Today’s Headlines

  • A Day After an Oil Tanker Sets River on Fire, Coal Train Derails (WaPoBaltimore Sun)
  • Bike League Gets Behind New Bill on Safety Transparency in Driverless Cars
  • Cincinnati Will Get Its Bike Lane (Business Courier)
  • Already Two Years Behind Schedule, Silver Spring Transit Center Faces More Problems (Sentinel)
  • Houston Continues to Develop Around Scattered Employment Centers (Chron)
  • Another Streetcar Runs Up Against City Council Opposition, This Time in Salt Lake City (Tribune)
  • Connecticut Collects $15 Million to Spur Transit-Oriented Development (Courant)
  • 8 Awe-Inspiring Mass Transit Systems That Changed Their Cities (io9)
  • Smart Growth for Conservatives Responds to the Anti-Density Sunlight Argument

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Today’s Headlines

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Transit Union Wants Pols to See Fare Increases as New Taxes (National Journal) Why Cities Should Dismantle Urban Roadways (ThinkProgress) Record Year of Disasters Leaves Funding Short to Rebuild Roads (Stateline) Infographic Demonstrates T4A’s “There Are More Broken Bridges Than Golden Arches” (TransportGooru) Michigan DOT Moves Forward With Plans for Detroit-Chicago HSR (WZZM) Will NYC […]

Cutting Transit Means Cutting Independence

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, a post from member blog VTA Watch, which covers the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority in California. The blog’s author discusses the impact of upcoming service cuts on the people whose mobility, and ability to participate meaningfully in their communities, depends on public transit. The post also goes on to […]

A New Blueprint for Streets That Put Transit Front and Center

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials has released a new design guide to help cities prioritize transit on their streets. How can cities integrate bus rapid transit with protected bike lanes? How can bus stops be improved and the boarding process sped up? How should traffic signals be optimized to prioritize buses? The Transit Street Design Guide goes into greater […]

Today’s Headlines

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Feds Announce Major Funding for Amtrak’s NJ-NY Gateway Project (CBS Local, Railway Age) NHTSA Issues Recommendations for Driverless Cars (The Hill) Can a Makeover Turn Around America’s Busiest Transit Center? (Good, Atlantic Cities) In California, High-Stakes Trial for High-Speed Rail (Mercury News) Study: Commuters Want Better Transit Tech (Wired) Montgomery County, MD, Gets New Planning […]

House Bill Makes Connection Between Transit Funding and Gas Price Relief

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Here’s an alternative to the "Drill Now!" mantra that doesn’t involve ethanol subsidies or depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Earlier this month, Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced the Transportation and Housing Choices for Gas Price Relief Act [PDF]. Blumenauer’s hometown paper, The Oregonian, calls the measure a "smart bill": The key word in that title is […]