Today’s Headlines

  • How Does Transit Affect a City’s Affordability? (City Lab, NRDC Switchboard)
  • Grand Rapids Waits for Economic Boon From New BRT (Grand Rapids Press)
  • Cleveland Has Seen $5.5B+ in Transit-Oriented Development in Two Years (Progressive Railroading)
  • Will GOP’s Uber Support Attract Young Voters? (The Hill)
  • Dallas Eyes BRT Instead of Rail for Cotton Belt (Dallas News)
  • D.C.’s Silver Line Could Create “New Kind of City” With Tysons (Vox)
  • Ohio Looks to Private Sponsorships to Fund Infrastructure (Ideastream)
  • Twin Cities to Host “Railvolution” Next Month (Pioneer Press)
  • Why Does One Blocked Bike Lane Matter? (Philly Daily News)
  • China’s Deja Vu Designs Replicate America’s Mistakes (Curbed)
  • Need for Sidewalks Grows in Nashville (Tennessean)
  • Bolwerk

    Sharing rides is working together. S-O-C-I-A-L-I-S-M.

    The GOP’s attempts to attract young people and Latinos are always comical. Like, hey, we just mortgaged your future/deported your family. But look here, we like something really minor and unimportant that you can agree with.

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Maryland’s Purple Line Gets $875M Loan from Feds (Progressive Railroading) Legal Battles Continue Over Albuquerque’s BRT (ABQ Journal) Portland Streetcar to Branch Out With New Routes (Oregonian) Why Toronto Transit Beats Chicago’s (Chicago Trib) Car-Free Future Possible for Iconic Street in Toronto (CBC) Dallas’s Downtown Parking Boom (Dallas News) Boston’s Commuter Rail Stations Drive Development (Boston Globe) Cleveland’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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Foxx Visits Florida on Grow America Tour Before Joining Biden in SC (Tallahassee.com, The Hill) It Could Take Another Month for Boston Transit to Get Back to Normal (NYT) Texas High-Speed Rail Firm Reveals Preferred Route (Texas Trib) Sacramento Streetcar Wins Support From Downtown Property Owners (Sac Bee) Grand Rapids’ BRT Success Could Be Model […]