Today’s Headlines

  • Cato Anti-Rail Carpet-Baggers Take Aim at Indianapolis Bus Rapid Transit Plans (Indy Star)
  • Harvard Political Review: Sprawling Atlanta Beginning to Change Its Ways
  • Study Ranks Philadelphia Ninth in U.S. for Transit (Philly Voice)
  • Wichita Plans to Add More Bike Lanes (Wichita Eagle)
  • Dems Want U.S. DOT to Have the Power to Fine Auto Makers Who Violate Emissions Standards (The Hill)
  • The Verge: New York’s Penn Station Is “America’s Worst Train Station”
  • What Greyhound Is Doing to Attract Millennials (Dallas Morning News)
  • D.C. Streetcar Makes Its First Run (WaPo)
  • Court Ruling Could Enable Sprawl Along Vermont’s Highways (Valley News)
  • 94110

    Any list that has NYC placing fifth is suspicious.

    1. Washington, D.C.
    2. San Francisco
    3. Boston
    4. Chicago
    5. New York City.
    6. Seattle
    7. Jersey City
    8. Pittsburgh.
    9. Philadelphia.
    10. Oakland

    Can’t believe that article didn’t specifically call out that the methodology used placed Pittsburgh above Philadelphia.

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