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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Obama Details “Fix It First” Goals (NYT, Transpo Nation) …And League of Cities Has Concerns About Funding That Plan (The Hill) WaPo: Virginia’s Transpo Compromise Could Be “Historic” (Though Some Think It’s Out of Touch) Washington State Looks at Gas Tax, Car Tabs, Bike Fees… (Seattle Times) Would That $25 Bike Tax Be “Symbolic”? (Cyclelicious, Bike […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Reason Federal Funding Is So Important to Transit

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If you’ve been looking to Washington for a solution to the nation’s transportation funding problems, it looks like you’re going to be waiting a while. State after state has been hammering out funding increases for transportation, while leaders in D.C. fail to even discuss the possibility of raising the federal gas tax, or any other […]