Today’s Headlines

  • Lawsuit Filed Against MD’s Purple Line, But Town of Chevy Chase Holds Back (Bethesda Now, WaPo)
  • Texas High-Speed Rail Plans Get More Ambitious (Star-Telegram)
  • Can Math Solve Bike-share’s Rebalancing Problem? (City Lab)
  • Honolulu Anticipates Development Boom with New Rail (Hawaii News Now)
  • FTA Gives New Guidance on Joint Development Projects (Progressive Railroading)
  • Denver Serves as “Smart City” Model (Pop City)
  • How Street Connectivity Affects Pedestrian Volumes (Next City)
  • Portland Bike Group Revives Plan for Protected Bike Lanes Downtown (Bike Portland)
  • Can the Memphis Airport Become an Urban Center? (City Lab)
  • Cleveland Gets New Red Line Station (Plain Dealer)

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Today’s Headlines

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Wyden Negotiates With GOP on Transportation Funding Patch (The Hill, WSJ) …But Now the Lawmakers Go on Recess (National Journal) New Station to Link Rail to LAX (LA Times) Boston Development Trends Point to Even Greater Walkability (Boston Globe) Electric Bus Test Hits a Speed Bump in Portland (Oregonian) Bay Area Bike-Sharing Shifts Into High Gear […]

Portland Tries Out “Advisory Bike Lanes”

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Portland is importing a new kind of bike lane design from the Netherlands. “Advisory bike lanes” allow drivers to use the bike lane space if they have to — and if it’s safe. Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland reports that advisory bike lanes are intended for streets with high bike traffic but not a high volume of […]

Portland Tries Out "Advisory Bike Lanes"

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Portland is importing a new kind of bike lane design from the Netherlands. “Advisory bike lanes” allow drivers to use the bike lane space if they have to — and if it’s safe. Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland reports that advisory bike lanes are intended for streets with high bike traffic but not a high volume of […]

What Kind of Transpo Secretary Will Anthony Foxx Be?

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Later today President Obama is expected to nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to replace Ray LaHood as transportation secretary. The last time we reported about Foxx, the North Carolina Legislature was trying to thwart his plans to pursue a streetcar and light rail expansion at the same time. Speaking to the Washington Post, an anonymous White […]

Today’s Headlines

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Detroit’s Transit Tax Proposal Flounders (Detroit News) DC Metro Boss Proposes Slashing Late-Night Hours (Washington City Paper) Ruling Expected Today for Route 66 BRT (KRQE) How a Reimagined I-94 Could Reconnect Twin Cities (Fast Lane) Maryland’s Purple Line to Get Funding Sign-Off Next Week (WaPo) Why Portland Took So Long on Bike-Share (City Lab) Plans Advance to Improve […]

Today’s Headlines

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New Cincinnati Mayor Could Mean Death of Streetcar Plan (Next City) Big Questions Surround Plan for High-Speed DC-to-NY Train (Politico) As Amtrak Fights for Funding, New CFO Takes Over (The Hill) Maryland Wins Approval for Private Partners on Purple Line (WaPo) Should the Federal Government Take Part in Car-Sharing? (Next City) Senate Panel Hears Ideas […]