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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Rep. Bill Shuster, “Prince of Asphalt,” Gets Challenged From the Right (Roll Call) San Francisco Bike-Share Off to a Good Start (Examiner) — or Is It? (Streetsblog SF) Another Great Quarter For Transit Ridership (APTA) Turns Out There Really Are a Lot of Lexuses in Those HOT Lanes (Marketplace) California Cyclists Soon at Lower Risk […]