Today’s Headlines

  • Washington Metro Closed for 24 Hours for Emergency Inspections (USA Today)
  • “Commuter Chaos” Expected (Global Post), Beltway “Barely Moving” (WaPo), Traffic Slows Buses (WaPo)
  • “#Metrogeddon” Inspires First Time Bike Commuter ( WaPo 12)
  • After Flirting With Rejecting Grant, Raleigh Adopts Bike-Share Program (News Observer)
  • Resurrected City-Only MARTA-Expansion Bill Passes Georgia House Panel (AJC)
  • Pedestrians “Run for Their Lives” in St. Paul (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • San Diego Building Up to Meet Demand for Walkability (La Jolla Light)

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WaPo: Congress “Cowardly” on Policy Decisions for Highway Trust Fund Sen. Murray Issues Warning on Funding (The Hill), and AASHTO Goes Activist (Transport Topics) Why Do So Many Light Rail Projects Flounder? (Newsweek) Charlotte Mayor Scandal Doesn’t Affect Blue Line Money (The State) Which Regions Are Growing More Compact the Fastest? (City Lab) Commuter Ferry […]

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Foxx Sworn in as 17th DOT Secretary (AP, WaPo) There’s a Limit to Amtrak’s Rule-Making Power (The Hill, Journal of Commerce) Eight States Hiked Their Gas Tax This Week (CNN Money) Why BRT May Be the Answer for Cities (Planetizen) What Explains Portland’s 2002-2008 Biking Boom? (Bike Portland) In Detroit, Some Worry About Losing Their Neighborhood […]

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Trio of Highway-Focused Lobbying Groups Pressure Congress on Gas Tax (The Hill) Cities Attempt to Bridge the Bike-Share Income Gap (City Lab) Is Nashville BRT 100% Dead? Maybe Not (Nashville Biz Journal) Study: Chicago’s Transit Infrastructure Requires $36B (RT&S) Little-Known Agency Keeps SoCal’s Commuter Rail Running Smoothly (LAT) Tracking D.C.’s Incomes Via Metro Routes (WaPo) […]

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A Friendly Reminder That Bike-Ped Still Isn’t Safe in Congress (LAB) Harry Reid Would Fold Student Loan Interest Extensions Into Transpo Bill (Hill) Boehner Floats Possibility of 6-Month Transpo Extension, to Boxer’s Chagrin (Reuters, WaPo) Secretary LaHood: Distracted Driving at Level of National Epidemic (TranspoNation) Houston Moves Forward With New Commuter Rail Line (Transpo Nation) […]

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Unions Urge Obama to Hire Defender of Transportation Funding (The Hill) LaHood’s Private Sector Prospects (WaPo) Transit Bill Makes Headway in Indiana (Fox59) How Does Urbanism Fit Into the American Dream? (GGW) Plan to Axe the Gas Tax Moves Forward in Virginia (Examiner) Meanwhile, Talk of Gas Tax Hikes for Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wyoming Study: The Happiest Commuters […]

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Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Occupy Streets and Highways, Hundreds Arrested (NPR) Many Cities Put Politically Tricky Transit Issues to Voters (StarTrib) Virginia Unveils Big Plans to “Ease Congestion,” Including Better Rail (WaPo, GGW) Long-Term Projects Take a Hit With Jersey’s Transportation Fund Stalemate (AP) A Colorful Reimagining of an LA Freeway Spur (LA Times) Philly’s SEPTA Foresees Depleted […]