Today’s Headlines

  • Dem Senator Whitehouse: House Bill Is “Pathetic” But I’ll Vote for It (The Hill)
  • House Directs Homeland Security to Develop a Plan to Protect Infrastructure (The Hill)
  • Julián Castro Takes the Helm at HUD (NBC)
  • Pension Funds Eye Infrastructure Investment, But Not in United States (Roll Call)
  • Study Shows Where Bike-Share Increases or Decreases Transit Use (CityLabGGW)
  • How Chuck Marohn “Recovered” From Sprawl-Building to Become a Champion of Strong Towns (Time)
  • Transit Advocates Oppose Next Week’s Road Funding Measure in Missouri (Governing)
  • Minnesota’s Nice Ride Finds One Way to Increase Bike-Share Use Among Low-Income People (Pi Press)
  • As Massachusetts Grows, It Has to Build Denser Housing (WGBH)
  • While Salt Lake City Waits for Streetcar, How About a Bus Circulator? (Tribune)
  • RideScout Exec Calls For “Right-Pricing” Transportation So Users Pay the True Costs (Roll Call)
  • A Fast Transit Response to a Slow-Transit Response to a Fast-Transit Argument (Human Transit)
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    How Chuck Marohn “Recovered” From Sprawl-Building to Become a Champion of Strong Towns http://crazyparts.nl/FQqHiX

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Time Runs Out for Transit Commuter Tax Benefit (Gov Exec, Chicago Trib) Cincinnati Mayor: Transit Agency Can’t Pay for Streetcar (Cincinnati Enquirer) Connecticut Panel Looks at Metro North Issues (AP) Home Buyers Prioritize Walkability (Better Cities and Towns) Austin Follows Houston’s Lead and Preps Bike-Share Launch (Houston Chron) Amtrak to End Refunds for No-Shows (The […]

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Norton and Petri Introduce Obama’s GROW AMERICA Act in the House (The Hill) Foxx Says Bill Would Offer More Local Control (Fast Lane) FTA Urges Transit Agencies to Test Brakes After Chicago Crash (Tribune) DeFazio Explains His Per-Barrel Oil Fee Idea for Funding Transpo (Oregonian) Austin City Council Tacks Road Projects Onto “Urban Rail” Measure […]

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Virginia Picks Up Tab for Boosting Amtrak Service (The Hill) Foxx Calls for More Infrastructure Spending After Praising “Main Street to Main Street” Project in Memphis Bike League Highlights “Women on a Roll” Trends FTA Works on Global Warming Protections (The Hill) Yglesias at Slate Makes the Case for Dedicating Lanes to Buses Livable Cities: The “New Normal” […]