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)


10 New Rail, BRT Projects Selected for Funding by DOT

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 […]

In New Report, RPA Reinforces Link Between Transit and Growth

Following yesterday’s Build for America launch and last night’s presidential debate, the Regional Plan Association released a major report today recommending an array of public transportation improvements for New York City and northern New Jersey, adding its name to the ever-growing list of orgs and officials calling for federal investment to spur and sustain economic […]

The State of State Transit Funding

States increased their transit spending more than 5 percent between 2007 and 2011, reaching $13.9 billion annually, according to a recent report from the Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials. But that increase was concentrated in just a handful of states. Almost all of the elevated transit spending — 92 percent — is attributable to five […]

Today’s Headlines

Seattle Leaders Seem Determined to Continue Highly Troubled Highway Tunnel Megaproject (NextCity) CBO: Highway Trust Fund Will Be Short $168 Billion by 2025 (AASHTO Journal) Next City: Urbanists Everywhere Should be Fighting for D.C. Statehood Columbus, Ohio, to Get Protected Bike Lane (Columbus Underground via Streetsblog Ohio) Broward County, Florida, Commits to Doubling Bike Lanes to […]