Today’s Headlines

  • Atlanta Mayor: No Highway Funding Without More Support for MARTA (AJC)
  • Fort Lauderdale Streetcar to Cost $53 Million More Than Planned (Sun Sentinel)
  • Some States Changing Tax Forms to Conform With New Federal Transit Benefit, Some Aren’t (Bloomberg)
  • Seattle City Council Weighs Buying Out Non-Profit Pronto Bike-Share (City Living Seattle)
  • Following Pushback, Hoboken Scraps Plan for Protected Bike Lane (Hudson Reporter)
  • City Metric: The Case Against Shared Space
  • Cleveland Transit Chief Appeals to State for More Funding (WKYC)
  • Wired: SF’s Tech Bus Controversy Really About Housing
  • Sprawl Made Recent Round of Flooding in St. Louis Worse (Ars Technica)

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Today’s Headlines

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Congress Returns From Summer Recess to a Long To-Do List, Including Transpo (ABC) U.S. DOT Offers Congress a Way to Kick the Can on Transpo Funding (The Hill) “Move Seattle” Is Great, But There’s Another Transit Funding Tool Seattle Is Ignoring (Stranger) Lee City Council Votes to Become First Massachusetts City With Its Own Local Gas […]

Setbacks and Victories For Urbanism in Yesterday’s Mayoral Races

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Mayoral elections broke both ways for livability in American cities yesterday: The results of some may slow progress on transit and street safety, while one-midsized city elected an executive who campaigned strongly on light rail expansion and bikeability. The biggest story was Cincinnati’s mayoral race, where Queen City voters backed Democrat John Cranley by a […]

House Transpo Bill Turns Communities Into Collateral Damage

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There’s been a lot of analysis and explanation of how bad the House transportation bill is from a policy standpoint. This proposal takes sound transportation policy, covers it with oil, sets it on fire, and then dances on the ashes. It’s also important to remember this transportation bill would make life worse for millions of […]

Today’s Headlines

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Seattle Light Rail Plan Will Go on November Ballot (Seattle Times) In LA, Voters Will Decide on Sales Tax for Transpo (LA Times) Will Driverless Cars Kick People Off the Streets? (Atlantic) …Should They Hit a Pedestrian to Save a Passenger? (NYT) While Columbus Took Big Smart City Prize, Other Finalists Will Also Get Funding (Gov Tech) MARTA to […]

Today’s Headlines

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SunRail Gets Federal Funding Amid Fanfare (Orlando Sentinel) Every Day Is Carmageddon in LA — But Transit Planning Could Help (LAT, Planetizen) PA Transportation Commission Recommends Raising User Fees (Philadelphia Inquirer) Amid Debt Ceiling Hysteria, Railroaders Lobby on Capitol Hill (Progressive Railroading) First-Ever Emissions Regulations For Shipping Have Too Many Loopholes (Treehugger) How to Win […]

Today’s Headlines

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Senate Sends Transpo Funding Band-Aid Over to Obama (The Hill) Shuster Vows It’s the Last Short-Term Extension (Equipment World) Former FTA Head Peter Rogoff Takes Charge of Seattle’s Transit Growth (Seattle Times) Rand Paul’s Syrian Refugee Amendment Complicates THUD Bill (Roll Call) Charlotte NC’s Great Train Debate (Politico Mag) DC Metro’s New Boss Faces Mountain of Frustrations […]