Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT Announces $500 Million Round of TIGER Funding (Times Picayune)
  • Arkansas Officials Reject Proposal to Turn I-30 in Little Rock Into a Boulevard (Arkansas Online)
  • Indianapolis Working on Its First Pedestrian Plan (Fox59)
  • SOV Commuting Drops on Colorado Highway, Carpooling and Bus Riding Rise (BizWest)
  • Controversy Around London’s “Garden Bridge” Plan (City Metric)
  • How Much of Toronto’s Awesome New Transit Plan Will Be Built? (Torontoist)
  • Census Commute Mode Share Undercounts Transit Riders (City Observatory)
  • Trends Point to Increasing Urbanization in Vancouver (Vancouver Sun)
  • “The 10 Best States for Pedestrians” (Tech Insider)

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Today’s Headlines

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Clinton at Mayors Conference: Cities Are “Where Things Are Getting Done” (Indy Star) In San Diego, Sales Tax for Transportation Moves to Ballot (KPBS, SD Reader) Anthony Foxx on Why Columbus Won the Smart City Challenge (Forbes) The Importance of Getting Light Rail Right in Downtown Dallas (D Mag) Houston’s $7B Freeway-Widening Plan (Houston Chron) Transit […]

Don’t Be Mistaken: Vancouver Gets a Lot for Its Transit Dollar

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Vancouverites go to the polls in May to decide whether to raise sales taxes to fund a slate of transit improvements. But polls show the measure is headed for defeat. Other arguments aside, Jarrett Walker at Human Transit says one supposed “con” — that transit provider TransLink is incompetent and wasteful — ought to be nipped in the […]

In Vancouver, Traffic Decreases as Population Rises

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Can we all just pause for a moment and give Vancouver a standing ovation? The perennial contender for the title of world’s most livable city has accomplished what Houston or Atlanta never even dream of: It has reduced traffic on its major thoroughfares even as its population has swelled. How did the city pull off […]

Today’s Headlines

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Michigan OKs $10M Loan for Detroit Streetcar (MLive) Denver’s New Transit Hub Offers Test Case for Two Federal Loan Programs (WSJ) World Bank: China Needs to Increase Density, Not Expand Sprawl (Financial Times) Clock Ticking for Governor’s Stamp on Indy Transit Bill (Indy Star) Meet the Woman in Charge of Salt Lake City Transportation (Atlantic […]