Today’s Headlines

  • 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 Touts New Twin Cities Light Rail (Fast Lane)
  • The Winners and Losers of Brazil’s World Cup Transit Projects (Next City)
  • RI Public Radio Hosts Conversation on Highway Bill
  • Which D.C. Metro Stations Are Actually Walkable? (GGW)
  • In Berkeley, Leaders Divided Over Downtown Growth (East Bay Express)

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Grist Shares the Details on Seattle’s Mega Transportation “Fustercluck” Senate Approves Rosekind as Highway Safety Chief (AP) Transit Tax Benefit Will Lapse Again in 2015 (Federal News Radio) Franken Not Pleased with Uber’s Response on Privacy (The Hill) Did Cromnibus Mess Up Funding for Twin Cities Light Rail? (Minn Post) The “Slog” of Building D.C.’s Silver […]

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House Approves Another Band-Aid for Transpo Funding (The Hill) Boxer Stands In Her Corner Opposing Extension of Rail Safety Tech Deadline (Railway Age) CityLab Disputes That Car-Free Millennials Are Responsible for Bad Roads Colorado, New Mexico Get Rehab Funds for Amtrak (Denver Post) Bike-Share Is Growing Up in Dallas (Dallas News) Uber Helps Solve the “Last Mile” Problem in […]

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House Moves Forward with Bill to Slash High-Speed Rail, Community Development (The Hill, AP) Billions Need to Improve Metro North Derailment Area (Stamford Advocate) L.A. Times: It’s High Time to Ditch the Honor System for Metro Payments Coalition for Smarter Growth Shares Tales of the Walkable Lifestyle in D.C. (GGW) Labor Groups Demand Local Jobs […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

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The Hill Expects Elaine Chao to Sell Trump’s Infrastructure Bill to Congress You Know the Women’s March Was Bigger Than the Inauguration Thanks to Metro Ridership (Politico) Trump Promptly Purges Climate Change References From White House Site (NYT) City Mayors Prepare for Climate Change Fight (ThinkProgress) New Haven’s Highway Conversation Will Reconnect Neighborhoods (Next City) How Will […]

Transit Vote 2016: Atlanta May Finally Expand MARTA and Beef Up Bus Service

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We continue our overview of what’s at stake in the big transit ballot initiatives this November with a look at Atlanta. Previous installments in this series examined Indianapolis, Seattle, and Detroit. Back in the 1970s, both Atlanta and Washington, D.C., received federal grants to build rail networks. After finishing the first wave of Metro construction, D.C. continued to invest, […]