Today’s Headlines

  • In California, Plummeting Gas Tax Revenue Hurts Transit Projects (LA Times)
  • Plans Speeding Up for Houston-Dallas High-Speed Rail (Houston Chron)
  • How Will We Wade Through the Politics of Driverless Cars? (Boston Globe)
  • What’s Behind Maryland Gov. Hogan’s Pursuit of Maglev Rail? (WaPo)
  • BRT Could Be the Best Solution for Charleston’s Gridlock (Post and Courier)
  • New NACTO Guide Sees Protected Bike Lanes as Ideal Complement to Transit (Green Lane Project)
  • Chicago Transit to Spend Up to $40M on Electric Buses (Chicago Trib)
  • Survey Shows Bike Commuting’s on the Rise in Pittsburgh (PGH City Paper)
  • American-Style Suburbs Are Booming in China (The Big Think)

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How Planning Director Harriet Tregoning Transformed D.C.(WaPo) Honolulu Rail Project Advances Despite Unresolved Court Case (AP) Biden, Foxx Talk Infrastructure Investment in Philly Today (AP) Pedestrian Fatalities Mount As San Francisco Pitches Safe Streets (SQED) Global Campaign Calls for Sustainable Transpo (GreenBiz) In Northern Plains, It’s Amtrak vs. Big Oil (OPB) Report Finds “Transit Deserts” in Chicago’s System […]

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Foxx Touts Environmental Benefits of Obama’s Transpo Bill (Fast Lane) Mobilizing the Region Breaks it Down: MAP-21 vs. GROW AMERICA Senate Panel’s THUD Bill Sets Up Clash With House (The Hill) Congressmen in Chicago Attack Transit Discrimination in Federal Tax Code (Crain’s) DOT Gives Out $123.5M for Passenger Ferry Projects (Marine Log) Study: Who Attempts to Drive […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

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After Years of Dormancy, Feds Pull Funding From Houston Light Rail Project (Chron) As DC Metro Boss Shakes Up Staffing, Senate Bill Would Add to Feds’ Oversight (WaPo) Long-Stalled Plans for Detroit-Ann Arbor Rail See New Life (Detroit News) Senate Bill Would Reinvest Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Profits in Northeast Corridor (CT Post) Feds Voice Support for Boston’s […]

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Tennessee Creates Fund for Transit, Biking, Pedestrian Projects (AP) … While Urban Land Institute Assesses Nashville (Tennessean) Report: Transit Use Up, Driving Down in Twin Cities (Star Tribune) Connecticut Economy Suffered During Recent Metro-North Disruption (AP) Boston Globe: Next T Contractor Needs to Increase Ridership Austin Rail Aims to Connect City’s Growth Centers (Community Impact) […]

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Study: Global Shift to Cycling Would Make a Huge Difference for Climate Change (Take Part) New York, Connecticut Lawmakers Fight for Northeast Transit Funds (Times Union, CT Post) Buried Within the Transpo Bill: A Windfall for Tech (Bloomberg) America’s Top Transit Systems Grapple With $102B Repair Backlog (CityLab) Feds, Amtrak Agree to Fund Half of Hudson […]