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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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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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 […]
Even though they weren't asked for it, consultant Kimley-Horn drew a fantasy map that would involve new projects designed and built by firms like Kimley-Horn. Image via CATS

Charlotte Transit Has Problems That Expensive Fantasy Maps Won’t Fix

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Kimley-Horn, a multinational consulting firm looking to plan the next phases of the Charlotte area's rail expansion, also has ideas for new rail lines above and beyond the region's long-term blueprint -- projects that would be designed and built, naturally, by multinational consulting firms like Kimley-Horn. Trouble is, the firm's fantasy exercise does nothing to address the real challenges facing Charlotte's transit network.

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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 […]

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Trump’s Empty Rhetoric on Infrastructure Has Been Exposed (NYT) Transit Industry and Rail Advocates Blast Trump’s Budget (Progressive Railroading) In Chicago, Cycling Enforcement Discriminates Against Black People on Bikes (Chicago Trib) WaPo: Trump Demonizes Cities Because They’re a Threat to His Agenda Seattle Spends More on New Transit Than Any U.S. City (Seattle Times) How the White House Could Derail […]