Today’s Headlines

  • Senate Caves, Transpo Bill With May Extension Heads to Obama (Politico, The Hill)
  • California High-Speed Rail Clears Major Hurdle in Court (LAT)
  • Minneapolis Plays Tricky Game in Projecting Light Rail Ridership (StarTrib)
  • One Possibility for FBI Move: The Greenbelt, Maryland, Metro Site (GGW)
  • Community Reinvestment Act Spreads to a Diverse Range of Projects (Governing)
  • San Antonio Mayor Says Streetcar on “Pause” (MySA)
  • Houston’s Bus Route Re-Do Inspires New Orleans Transit Advocates (Times-Picayune)
  • Public Transit Sees Uptick in Eastern Shore, Maryland (DelMarVa Now)
  • Santa Cruz Contemplates Passenger Rail (KAZU)
  • 94110

    For what it’s worth, passenger rail in Santa Cruz is likely a non starter (despite being legally required). Positive Train Control, level boarding, millions of dollars (in a smallish population area) for improved bridges, and when all that is done where does it leave pedestrians and bicyclists? All those bridges are single tracked with no room for both a train and a trail.

    It would also be difficult for a train to beat a bike in trip time along that corridor.

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Obama Budget Outlines “New Starts” Grants for Transit Projects Nationwide (The Hill) Including Rail Lines in Maryland (WaPo), Florida (Orlando Sentinel), Fort Worth (Star-Telegram) D.C. Metro Also Poised to Get Support From Feds (The Hill) Along With Honolulu Rail (Pacific Biz News) Nashville’s AMP Bus Line Could Get Boost from “Small Smarts” (Tennessean) At Bike Summit, Foxx Talks […]

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Amtrak Crash Outside Philly Kills Two Track Workers (NYT) What the Hudson River Gateway Project Means for Intercity Rail (Next City) Foxx Takes His Message on Urban Highways to the Diane Rehm Show Turning 40, DC Metro Faces a Midlife Crisis (NYT) Things Could Be Worse for DC — Just Look at Boston (American Prospect) Cincinnati Streetcar to Start Running Next Week (Cincinnati […]

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