Today’s Headlines

  • Four Examples of Why Federal Money Is Bad for U.S. Transportation (Next City)
  • How Will North Carolina Navigate the Politics of its Transit Future? (E&E Publishing)
  • Just Launched: The North American Bikeshare Association (Mobility Lab)
  • Feds to Negotiate on Failed Alaska Ferry (Alaska Journal)
  • Dallas Plays Catch-Up with Demand for Urban Living (D Mag)
  • Jacksonville Transit in Line for Total Overhaul (Florida Times-Union)
  • New Cleveland Transit Station Gets Raves (Plain Dealer)
  • Salt Lake Trib: Utah Transit Authority Needs to Rebuild Public Trust
  • New Rail Hub Will Transform Downtown Miami (Curbed)

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Today’s Headlines

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Why Aren’t Streetcars Meeting Basic Service Standards? (City Lab) Northern Virginia’s New BRT Borrows From the Past (Next City) Alaska Considers Selling Unused Ferry to Philipine Navy (Alaska Dispatch News) Bike Lanes Come to Pittsburgh Bridges (Post-Gazette) New Financing Tool Will Help California Build Infrastructure (California Economy Reporting) Why Aren’t Cities Taking More Advantage of […]

10 New Rail, BRT Projects Selected for Funding by DOT

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From bus rapid transit in Michigan to light rail in Arizona, ten new local transit projects are in line to receive federal capital funding under the President’s 2012 Budget proposal. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released a list of 10 new projects in nine cities that would receive a total of $569 million in funding […]

Today’s Headlines

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In His Last Few Weeks, Boehner Will Grapple With Transportation Bill (WaPo) GOP Lawmakers Look at String of Tax Cuts to Fund Transpo (The Hill) Next City Welcomed “the First Urbanist Pope” to Philly San Diego Thinks Big on Transportation Future (SD Union-Trib) Feds Sign Off on $93M for SunRail Expansion in Florida (WMFE) How Many […]

Tonight: PBS on Transit, States, and the Stimulus

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Streetsbloggers will want to tune in to PBS tonight for the latest installment in the Blueprint America series. At 8:30 (in New York), NOW will look at where all that stimulus cash is headed. Here’s the teaser: President Barack Obama’s stimulus money is nearly out the door and on its way to the states, but […]

USDOT Announces Funding For Transit Projects, Minus ARC Tunnel

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday announced $1.58 billion in New Starts grants that will fund 27 transit projects around the country. The only major difference between this list and the list of proposed projects that came out in February 2010 is the glaring absence of the ARC tunnel project that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unceremoniously […]

Sprawl Is a Global Problem

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Sprawl isn’t just a problem in car-centric America. Even cities with the world’s best transit systems are surrounded by suburbs with poor transit access, according to a new report by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. As billions of people migrate from rural to metropolitan areas in the next few decades, these growth patterns threaten to maroon people without […]