Today’s Headlines

  • Janette Sadik-Khan: The Bike Wars Are Over, and the Bikes Won (NY Mag)
  • Boston Transit OKs Fare Hike Amid Protests (Boston.com)
  • How Uber and Lyft Can Help Transit Agencies (Brookings)
  • States Start Prepping for Driverless Cars (Governing)
  • St. Paul’s Varied Paths for Transit-Oriented Development (The Line)
  • Governing: BRT’s Not as Sexy as Light Rail, But Don’t Overlook It
  • MTI Study on Bike-Share Safety Finds Fewer Crashes Than Regular Cycling (Mass Transit Mag)
  • The Undoing of Toronto Mayor’s Transit Promises (Toronto Star)
  • Milan Wants to Pay Commuters to Bike to Work (Time)

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Today’s Headlines

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Census Shows Population Losses in Cities, Growth in Suburbs (Governing, FiveThirtyEight) Lawmakers See Tax Repatriation as Source of Funds for Infrastructure (The Hill) MD Gov. Larry Hogan Tells Trump Admin About His Pet Road Projects (WaPo) Elaine Chao Talks Trump, Tech, Personal History With USA Today Dallas Can’t Count on Federal Funds for Its Transit Plans (D Mag) Miami Voters Divided on […]

Two Very Different Ways Bike-Share Benefits Transit

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A new survey [PDF] by researchers at UC Berkeley and published in Access Magazine sheds light on how bike-share systems interact with transit. Researchers Susan Shaheen and Elliot Martin surveyed more than 10,000 bike-share riders in Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Washington, DC. Like previous surveys have shown, Shaheen and Martin found that a significant number of bike-share users reduce car use. But their […]

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Foxx Takes a Road Trip to Drum Up Support for Obama’s Transpo Plan (Transport Topics, AP) DOT: Highway Trust Fund Will Dry Up by August (The Hill) How Are States Responding to the Funding Gridlock? (Governing) New Orleans Group Rallies for Central Transit Hub (Times-Picayune) L.A. Metro Recommends Two Familiar Contractors for Downtown Rail Connection (LA Times) […]

Today’s Headlines

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McDonnell Wants to Ditch Gas Tax for Higher Sales Tax in Virginia (WaPo, WAMU) WaPo Editorial Calls This Transpo Plan “Bold and Paltry” Grist Makes Predictions on Obama’s “Green Team,” Including Villaraigosa Former Mass Transpo Chief: Tax Parking to Fund Bike/Ped/Transit Projects (Governing) How to Make Transit as Fun as Driving (NRDC Switchboard) Harvard Profs: […]

Expanding Toronto Bike Share Aims to Bridge the Last Kilometre

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Promising news today from Toronto. Todd Harrison at Spacing Toronto says the city’s bike-share system is expanding thanks to an infusion of funds from Ontario. The best part: Docking stations will be sited near transit stops to bridge “the first and last kilometres.” Harrison sees the move as an indication that Bike Share Toronto will, for the […]

Today’s Headlines

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Cutting Transit Service in Boston Would be Costly (Frontier Group) City Observatory Pans the FAST Act Suburbs Struggle With Taxing Reverse Commuters (Governing) “Distracted Walking” Injuries Increasing, Doctors Say (NYT) Maine Officials Blame Spike in Pedestrian Deaths on Nice Weather (Centralmaine.com) Omaha Debates Whether It Needs More Parking Garages (Omaha.com) Nova Scotia Boosts Jaywalking Fine […]