Today’s Headlines

  • NHTSA Endorses, Takes Steps to Regulate Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology
  • As Construction Begins, CA HSR Chair Says Everything Is Hunky-Dory (MercuryCap News Radio)
  • “A Major Leap in Public Transit”: Dallas Light Rail Extends to Airport (CBS)
  • Brookings Examines the Lessons Learned from the Failure of Missouri’s Amendment 7
  • Transit Funding Ballot Initiative Ignites Austin Battle Over Rail (KVUE)
  • Rick Scott Runs for Reelection in Florida Promising $230M in Bike Projects (News4)
  • A Call for Drivers Ed to Include Bike Safety (Coloradoan)
  • Why Peak-Hour Bus Lanes Aren’t Enough (Seattle Transit Blog)
  • BlaBlaCar: The French Contribution to True Ridesharing (Bloomberg)
  • What Good Is a Transit Station Without a Public Bathroom? (Crikey)
  • Wrong Again, Joel Kotkin (Grist)

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Yesterday was a mixed bag for transit at the ballot box. Voters in Cincinnati beat back a second referendum that would have prevented the city from building its planned and ready-to-go streetcar line. In Seattle, meanwhile, an initiative that would have allowed local electeds to raise vehicle license fees to support transit was rejected. Maybe […]

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Yesterday was a mixed bag for transit at the ballot box. Voters in Cincinnati beat back a second referendum that would have prevented the city from building its planned and ready-to-go streetcar line. In Seattle, meanwhile, an initiative that would have allowed local electeds to raise vehicle license fees to support transit was rejected. Maybe […]

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Here’s the thing about big transportation projects: Even the worst of them, the biggest stinkers, at the very least produce a few temporary construction jobs. Take a flawed project like the replacement of New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge, which Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to build without the transit component envisioned by the decade-long public planning […]

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Letting people carry firearms on transit vehicles is a new priority for the gun lobby in several states where legislation to expand concealed carry rules to buses and trains is gaining momentum. Proponents of these bills imagine armed transit riders protecting themselves from would-be assailants. Some states, like Texas, already allow guns on transit. But not everyone thinks crowded buses are a […]

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Letting people carry firearms on transit vehicles is a new priority for the gun lobby in several states where legislation to expand concealed carry rules to buses and trains is gaining momentum. Proponents of these bills imagine armed transit riders protecting themselves from would-be assailants. Some states, like Texas, already allow guns on transit. But not everyone thinks crowded buses are a […]