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Today’s Headlines

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U.S. DOT Makes $266 Million in Bus Funding Available (Mass Transit Magazine) Senators: D.C. Metro Needs $150 Million to Deal With Safety Issues (Roll Call) U.S. Conference of Mayors Commends Anthony Foxx’s New Focus on Opportunity (eurweb) Orange County Streetcar Moving Closer to Design and Construction (Mass Transit Magazine) Suburban Detroiters Resist BRT Plans (The […]

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Obama Urges Action on Highway Trust Fund: “It’s Not Crazy. It’s Not Socialism” (Biz Insider) Foxx Warns That State Funding Will Be Rationed Starting August 1 … (Dallas News) … And Defends Obama for Dragging Feet on Gas Tax (Roll Call) With Holiday Weekend Coming, Gas Prices Reach Six-Year High (The Hill) LaHood Encourages Missouri […]

Protected Bike Lanes Could Be Coming to Detroit’s Main Drag

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Surely and steadily, biking is on the upswing in Detroit. Thousands of people turn out for “Slow Roll” social rides, a cultural event that exposes more people to the possibilities of cycling in the city. And the city has been adding bike lanes at an impressive clip. David Sands at Network blog We are Mode Shift reports that Detroit may get a new feather […]

Will a Shorter Light Rail Line Work for Detroit?

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As far as transit projects go, Detroit light rail has had more than its share of drama and intrigue. First it was on. Then it was off. Now it is on again… maybe. After a nine-mile route was scrapped last month due to funding concerns, the coalition of private investors that had bankrolled a major portion […]

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Obama Calls for Private Investment in Infrastructure (NYT) …But Some Officials Say It’s Not That Easy (Roll Call) Can New Orleans Grow Along With Its Transit? (Times-Picayune) Isn’t There a Better Term Than “Ridesharing” for Uber and Lyft? (GGW) In Seattle, Transit Funding Package Makes It Onto November Ballot (Seattle Times) Detroit Prepares to Build […]

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Obama to Unveil Six-Year, $478M Transpo Bill Today (Detroit News) Roll Call Compares the Numbers to Other Transpo Bills in the Ether 12 States Might Increase Gas Taxes This Year (Tax Justice Blog) As Rail Costs Balloon, Honolulu Leaders Plan Trip to DC (AP) 10 Years in the Making, FasTracks is Transforming Denver (Denver Post) Was […]