Today’s Headlines

  • L.A. Purple Line Gets $1.5B From Feds (KPCC)
  • Transit Workers, Supporters Rally for Funding in D.C. (Examiner)
  • Shuster Takes Republican Primary in PA (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • Boston Ranks Safest in Nation for Walking (Mass Live); Orlando Again Ranks Worst (Sentinel)
  • Why Do American-Indians Have Higher Pedestrian Fatality Rates? (KPLU)
  • Study: All Aboard Florida Will Create Over 10,000 Jobs (South Florida Biz Journal)
  • Downtown Development Experts Converge in Detroit (Model D)
  • Cincinnati Opts to Take “Use It Or Lose It” Funds for Streetcar (Cincinnati.com)
  • CT Mirror Op-Ed: BRT Offers Chance to Reinvent CT’s Main Streets
  • Sprawl Defines Long-Term Vision for Prince George’s County, MD (GGW)
  • Downtown Boise Divided on Bike Lanes (Idaho Statesman)

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Today’s Headlines

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Foxx Visits Florida on Grow America Tour Before Joining Biden in SC (Tallahassee.com, The Hill) It Could Take Another Month for Boston Transit to Get Back to Normal (NYT) Texas High-Speed Rail Firm Reveals Preferred Route (Texas Trib) Sacramento Streetcar Wins Support From Downtown Property Owners (Sac Bee) Grand Rapids’ BRT Success Could Be Model […]

Massive Highway Expansion Threatens to Destroy Tampa Neighborhoods

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Most people still think of Tampa as a sprawling, car-centric town, but that is starting to change. In 2014, Smart Growth America [PDF] found that Tampa is shifting toward a more walkable development pattern. The city is starting to build out a bicycle network, and its Riverwalk project is bringing people out to stroll downtown. Tampa’s recent progress could be overwhelmed, however, […]

Today’s Headlines

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Latest Projection: Highway Trust Fund Will Dry Up by Late August (Transport Topics) Senators Discuss Six-Month “Patch” (Bloomberg) Detroit Streetcar Needs More Money From Feds (Detroit News) Union Leader Blasts GOP Plan for Transpo Funding (The Hill) Can All Aboard Florida Serve as Blueprint for Private Passenger Rail? (City Lab) New Walkability Study Ranks D.C. Area Highest, Orlando Lowest (WaPo, Orlando Sentinel) DOT […]

Miami’s Golden Opportunity to Bring Commuter Rail Downtown

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Opportunities like this don’t come around very often. Traffic-clogged Miami is tantalizingly close to a commuter rail extension that would link its northern suburbs to the heart of downtown. But the city needs to secure $30 million in the next few months to make it happen. The region has a commuter rail line called Tri-Rail that runs 72 miles north to […]

Today’s Headlines

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How the DC Metro Ended Up in Dire Straits Despite Decades of Warnings (WaPo) Wall Street Journal Reports on the Future of Cities How to Put “Bike Equity” Into Practice (Next City) Chinese Electric Auto Maker Ventures Into U.S. With Buses (AP) Boston Ranks Third in New Tool Ranking Transit-Friendly Cities (Boston Globe) Why Will It Takes 25 Years for […]

Florida DOT Unveils Its Big Plan to Fix Deadly Streets

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Plenty of states are saddled with a legacy of roads designed to be deadly for pedestrians, but Florida stands out as a special case. Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami have a monopoly on the four “top” spots on Transportation for America’s list of the most deadly cities for pedestrians [PDF]. The good news is, the Florida Department of Transportation […]