Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx Emerges as Key Player in Obama’s Cabinet (Reuters)
  • Nearly 800 Potential TIGER Grantees Request 15X the Money Available (RT&S)
  • Obama Hits House GOP on Transpo Funding Inaction (The Hill)
  • In Primaries Tomorrow, Shuster Fends Off “True Conservative” Challenger (WITF)
  • Austin Transit Planners Lay Out Options for Urban Rail (Austin Biz Journal)
  • Urban Land Institute Makes Transit Suggestions for Pittsburgh (Post-Gazette)
  • After 12 Days of Free Rides, Florida SunRail Starts Charging (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Nashville Millennials See Sparse Transit Coverage (Tennessean)
  • A Sneak Peek at D.C.’s Upcoming Streetcar (WTOP)
  • PolicyLink Founder: Transportation Essential for Neglected Communities (HuffPo)
  • Improvements in Store for Atlanta’s MARTA (Atlanta Mag)
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Austin's Urban Success Threatens Its Iconic Music Venues

Nightlife and urban living — they seem to go hand in hand. But while the success of entertainment venues can draw residents to urban areas, a city made famous by its eclectic music scene is seeing pressure from new residents to quiet things down. Network blog The Overhead Wire says that Austin, Texas lost a […]

White House Pitches $400M for Healthier Neighborhood Food Outlets

The connection between walkable development and grocery shopping may not seem immediately apparent — until you consider studies conducted in cities from Austin to Seattle that showed the share of trips taken by foot or by transit rises as local food outlets move closer to residential areas. The White House budget envisions a new investment […]

Today’s Headlines

Transit Tax Goes to Voters in Silicon Valley (Mercury News) How Subways Shape Urban Growth (CityLab) Austin Advocates Push for Light Rail on Ballot (Statesman) New Sacramento Transit Chief Vows Fast Action on Bleak Finances (SacBee) Job Sprawl Makes for Long Commutes in Chicago (Chicago Reporter) Metro Shoots Down DC Mayor’s Request to Maintain Late-Night Service (WaPo) Seattle […]

An Australian Perspective on Urban-Suburban Politics

It says a lot about the state of politics in this country that the health of America’s cities has become a political wedge issue. Particularly in this latest round of budget debates, we saw program after program of particular importance in urban centers get the ax. How did this happen? How can America “win the […]