Today’s Headlines

  • Two Separate Transit Crashes Leave 40 Injured in San Francisco (LAT)
  • New Bill Would Hold Auto Execs Accountable for Delaying Safety Recalls (Auto News)
  • Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker Targets Trek in Contentious Race Against Mary Burke (Journal-Sentinel)
  • California High-Speed Rail Is on a Roll, Wins Another Court Victory (Signal)
  • The 6 Huge Changes That Occurred 50 Years Ago When Boston’s MBTA Was Created (Globe)
  • Road Lobby Salivates Over Money Left on Table From “Paused” San Antonio Streetcar (WOAI)
  • Renewed Push for Virginia Transit to Extend to the Beach (AP)
  • Tennessee DOT Delays Road Widening Project Due to Federal Funding Uncertainty (Chattanoogan)
  • LA Mayor Wants to Improve Walkability Through “Urban Acupuncture” (LAT)
  • “Roadkill App” Sheds Light on Cars’ Toll on Wildlife (Deseret News)
  • Transportation Both a Cause and a Casualty of Climate Change (Climate Central)
  • Transit Incentives Aren’t Enough — You Have to Disincentivize Driving (CityLab)

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Bike/Ped Survives House’s “Dirty” Extension (Bike League) Who Will Blink on the Keystone Amendment? (Transpo Issues Daily) HSR Not an Effective Use of California’s Climate Change Mitigation Dollars (WaPo) Emanuel: No More Dickering on Infrastructure Trust (Chicago Sun-Times, HuffPo) Outrageously Wrong: County Supe Calls Transit Sales Tax “Gang Rape” (LAT) Combustion Emissions Kill 19,000 Prematurely […]

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New Budget Threat for the U.S.: Climate Change (WaPo, ThinkProgress) Environmental Study Released for All Aboard Florida; Miami Expects Retail Impact (WPTV, Biz Journal) New Bills in L.A. Aim to Improve Cycling Network (LAT) Rep. Titus Explores Restoring Vegas-California Amtrak (Review-Journal) Should Cyclists and Drivers Share the Same Rules of the Road? (Vox) Texas Citizens to […]

Joel Kotkin on Smart Growth: The Streetsblog Re-mix

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When columnist Robert Samuelson published an alarmingly misguided attack on high-speed rail last month, the St. Louis Urban Workshop fired back in a unique fashion: with a "re-mix" of Samuelson’s op-ed that cleverly edited the piece to better reflect reality. Joel Kotkin (Photo: NAF) The format was so intriguing that Streetsblog Capitol Hill couldn’t resist […]

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In NYC appearance, LaHood suggests that tolls could fund new long-term federal transport bill (Transport Nation) U.S. DOT’s auto safety chief says new legislation beefing up his authorities, post-Toyota scandal, could be stronger (Bloomberg) Senate climate bill’s estimated effect on gas prices: less than a 25-cent increase, says new study (The Hill) Three new National […]

Weathering the Next 108-Year Storm

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Deron Lovaas is the Federal Transportation Policy Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council. This article is cross-posted from his blog on Switchboard. The Boy Scout motto (“Be prepared”) should guide state transportation departments (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and transit agencies as we recover from the destruction Hurricane Sandy wreaked. This superstorm was deemed historic for transit […]