Today’s Headlines

  • Durham-Orange Light Rail Moves Forward (News & Observer)
  • Will Providence Get Bypassed in Northeast Rail Plan? (RI Future)
  • Walkability Often Comes With Higher Rent (Forbes)
  • Red Line Funding Isn’t a Sure Thing for Indianapolis (Indy Star)
  • Richmond’s BRT to Serve as Backbone for Region’s Transit Goals (Times-Dispatch)
  • Toronto’s Transit-Centric Future Vision (Globe and Mail)
  • Ford Works on the “Commute of the Future” (NYT)
  • News & Observer: Raleigh Needs to Jump on Bike Sharing
  • Hawaii’s the Latest to Try to Ban “Distracted Walking” (CityLab)

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Chris Mims: Driverless Cars Will Fuel Suburban Sprawl (WSJ) LA Times: Is Permanent Sales Tax the Answer for Great Transit in LA? Massachusetts’ $14.8B Transit Budget Focuses on Reliability (Globe) Ahead of Fall Vote, Foxx Urges Raleigh to Expand Commuting Options (News Observer) A New Approach to Florida’s Planned Communities (Urban Land) El Paso Thinking Big About Transit (Gov Tech) Detroit’s Bike Projects, Past […]

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Transit Know-Nothing John Mica Could Become the Next U.S. Transpo Secretary (Florida Politics) Trump’s Transpo Transition Pick Is All About Building Roads (Curbed) Transportation Issues to Track During the Lame Duck Session (The Hill) Sound Transit Vows to Move Quickly on the $54B Package Voters Approved (Puget Sound Biz Journal) What $2.8B Could Do for Atlanta Transit (Next City) California High-Speed Rail […]

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Feds seek maximum penalty of $16 million from Toyota for failing to act on defective gas pedals (AP) Q&A with LaHood on non-binding complete streets announcement, which he defends as a "game changer" (NYT Blogs) Housing & Urban Development Secretary vows to "put the UD back into HUD" (Observer) Resources for the Future analyst: EPA […]

High-Speed Rail: Do We Have the Will?

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Tomorrow morning, I’m getting on a train from Washington, DC to New York. It’s going to take me almost three-and-a-half hours to get there. Sure, I could pay more for an Acela and get there in less than three hours. But why can’t it take 90 minutes? Yesterday, Amtrak unveiled a plan [PDF] to build […]

The Final Act for Portland’s $3 Billion CRC Highway Boondoggle?

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The Columbia River Crossing proposed for suburban Portland is one of those highway boondoggle projects that’s so enormous it develops its own gravitational field, and that makes it very hard to stop. Despite its momentum — more than $100 million has already been spent on planning efforts — this $3 billion-plus, five-mile bridge-and-megahighway project has drawn fire […]