Today’s Headlines

  • After Four Mayoral Terms, D.C. Streetcar Will Officially Start Running Next Saturday (WaPo)
  • Gizmodo: It’s Cars, Not Smartphones, That Kill Pedestrians
  • Emanuel’s Plan for Chicago: Expand Downtown While Investing in Poor Neighborhoods (Chicago Trib)
  • Biden Celebrates 7th Anniversary of the Stimulus Act (StarTrib)
  • Amtrak Requests $1.8B for Next Fiscal Year (The Hill)
  • California to Test New Mileage Fees to Replace Gas Tax (SF Chron)
  • What’s Austin’s Priority: Density or Affordability? (Austin Chron)
  • Virginia Beach Has Until April to Commit to Light Rail (Pilot)
  • Houston’s Ambitious Bike Plan (Off Cite)
  • Imagining TOD in Upstate South Carolina (Upstate Biz Journal)

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Carper Proposes Nearly Doubling the Gas Tax (The Hill) Private Rail Group Wants High-Speed Link From Chicago to Twin Cities (Post Bulletin) While Another Private Company Wants a Worcester-Providence Line (AP) Boston, North Carolina Get New Transpo Chiefs (Boston Globe, AP) With Hearings Planned for NJ Transit Delays, Telecommuting Offered as Solution (NJ.com, Bloomberg) How $500M Made […]

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Light Rail to Start Rolling in June (StarTribune) GGW: Did Virginia Pull a Bait and Switch with New Transpo Funds? WaPo Catches on to the Fact That DOTs Consistently Overestimate How Much We’ll Drive Building Urban Roads = Low Return on Investment (Planetizen) LaHood Becomes Law Firm Adviser (Chicago Trib, WSJ) Why Is America Going […]

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New Cincinnati Mayor Could Mean Death of Streetcar Plan (Next City) Big Questions Surround Plan for High-Speed DC-to-NY Train (Politico) As Amtrak Fights for Funding, New CFO Takes Over (The Hill) Maryland Wins Approval for Private Partners on Purple Line (WaPo) Should the Federal Government Take Part in Car-Sharing? (Next City) Senate Panel Hears Ideas […]

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Walkable Neighborhoods Shouldn’t Be Reserved For Top Earners (Good) State-Local Power Struggles as Intense as Ever (AtlanticCities) Oregon Report Proposes Bicycle User Fee to Generate Revenue for Transpo (BikePortland) After 100 Years in Erie, GE Transportation Will Move Headquarters to Chicago (Tribune) Transit Cuts Hit Poor, Elderly Riders Hardest in Upstate New York (Next American […]

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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 […]