Today’s Headlines

  • FTA Boss Therese McMillan Departs for LA Transpo Job (WaPo)
  • Jersey Invests Less in Transit as Ridership Grows (Bloomberg)
  • Trump Appears to Side With Dems on High-Speed Rail (Time)
  • Uber Invests Big in Global Expansion (WSJ)
  • Shoup: How Parking Requirements Make Life Harder for the Poor (WaPo)
  • High-Speed Rail Options Under Scrutiny in Connecticut (Hartford Courant)
  • A Look at Nashville’s Three Transit Improvement Scenarios (Nashville Biz Journal)
  • Using Open Data to Advocate for TOD: Chicago’s Model (GovTech)
  • A Years-in-the-Future BRT Line Spurs Development in St. Paul (StarTrib)
  • Regional Bike-Share Takes Root in Massachusetts (WAMC)
  • HamTech87

    The objections to high speed rail in CT are really off-base. The author worries, that high-speed rail will create “intense new — and possibly unwelcome — development along the new route.” Environmental groups like the Sierra Club are cited as opposing a rail line through the Quiet Corner.

    CT is already seeing the spread of McMansions and expanded road networks. Everywhere you see roads upgraded and widened, even ‘country roads’, to accommodate low-density sprawl.

    High speed rail is a chance to end the sprawl pattern and promote a dense settlement pattern that emphasizes non-car modes of travel. The hollowed-out core that is downtown Danbury, Connecticut, SHOULD have intense new development, but it should be apartment buildings without parking and high-frequency local transit, bike lanes and sidewalks.

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Sen. Kerry Calls for Major Transportation Investment (The Hill) Report: Northeast Corridor — Not Florida — Most Promising High-Speed Rail Route (NYT) Meanwhile, Is California the Right Place to Invest in High-Speed Rail? (WaPo, T4America) In a Move That Cuts Cancer-Causing Emissions, LA Buses Go Diesel-Free  (LAT) Environmental and Bicycling Advocates Grieve Over Giffords Tragedy (LAB, Alttransport) Regulators […]

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White House Slams Inclusion of Keystone Amendment to Transpo Bill (The Hill) Former U.S. DOT Chiefs: Leaders Need a Mandate From the Public to Invest in Transportation (Politico) Private High-Speed Rail is a Reality in Italy (Phys.org) Private Sector Wants to Help Pay For Infrastructure — As Soon As Bill Passes (Chicago Tribune) Dulles Metro […]

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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What Happens to Rural Areas as the World’s Population Moves to Cities? (Good) Former LA Port Worker Pushes to Dump Planned Highway Extension, Build Rail Instead (Burbank Leader) LaHood Hits Back Against Post Editorial Slamming High Speed Rail Plans (WaPo) WaPo Also Takes Aim at VA Gov. McDonnell’s Unpaid-For Transpo Plans Why Aren’t Chicago’s Mayoral […]

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House Transpo Committee Grapples With Infrastructure (WaPo) U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Congress: Raise Gas Tax (AJC, Reuters) Sandy Caused $450M in Damage to NJ Transit (Transpo Nation, NorthJersey.com) LaHood Praises “Fix It First” Approach (The Hill) Shuster Sorry for Saying That Obama Was “Lying” About High-Speed Rail (WaPo) The Ups and Downs of the […]

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House Vote on Amtrak Bill Expected Today, After Bump Back (The Hill) D.C. Faces Continued Logjam of Local Transit Projects (WaPo) Phoenix Voters Will Decide on Tax Hike for Transpo (AZ Central) Highlights of the New “Move Seattle” 1o-Year Plan (Seattle Transit Blog) Boston-Area Transit May Need $6.7B in Upgrades (Boston Globe) California High-Speed Rail […]