Today’s Headlines

  • DC Metro Resumes Service After 29-Hour Shutdown; “Most Issues Fixed,” Officials Say (CBS News)
  • Metro Shutdown Tops Agenda in Senate Hearing (WaPo); Chair Argues for Steady Capital Funding (AP)
  • Police Adjust Traffic Rules in Light of Metro Shutdown (Newsplex)
  • DC Cabs Says Shutdown Hurt Business Because They Were Stuck in Traffic (CNBC)
  • WaPo: Metro Shutdown Caused by Our Tolerance for Urban Decay
  • NPR: Even Developing World Cities Don’t Shut Down Their Subway for a Day
  • Gizmodo: Congress Doesn’t Seem to Get Why U.S. Needs Self-Driving Cars
  • Courier-Journal: Louisville’s Streets a Pedestrian Danger Zone
  • Indiana Saw 18% Increase in Pedestrian Deaths in 2015 (WBIW)

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Subways in the Northeast Are Showing Their Age (NYT) What D.C. Commuters Can Expect When Metro Shutdowns Begin (WaPo) Delaware May Increase Fine for Hitting a Pedestrian to $550 (Delaware Online) Austin Mayor to Intro Transpo Bond Proposal, Includes Protected Bike Lanes (Austin Chronicle) One in Four Traffic Crashes in Minnesota Caused by Distracted Driving […]

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DC-Area Leaders Hate the Idea of Prolonged Metro Shutdowns – But They Accept It (WaPo) GGW On How Such Shutdowns Could Work With Substitute Transit Routes Why Has the U.S. Let Its Transit Slip This Far? (The Conversation) How Massachusetts’ Unlikely Transit Boss Is Making It Work (Gov Tech) North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law May Compel Feds to Withhold Transpo Funding […]

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Foxx Says Plans Are Finally Moving for Hudson Rail Tunnel (NYT) As DC Metro Faces Federal Oversight, Riders Say “Hell Yeah” (Progressive RR, WaPo) Boehner Urged to Pass Transpo Bill Before Hitting the Road (The Hill) Countdown Starts for Rail Shutdown if Congress Doesn’t Act (The Hill, Progressive RR) In San Diego, Climate Plan Clashes With […]

D.C. Metro Shutdown Should Be a Wakeup Call: Spend Smart on Transit

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Today’s emergency 24-hour shutdown of the D.C. Metro system is a transit embarrassment of epic proportions. The shutdown follows an electrical fire in a subway tunnel Monday, and will allow for system-wide safety inspections. Metro has been under federal control following a smoke inhalation death caused by a similar problem last year. David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington wonders how the region’s […]

D.C. Metro Shutdown Should Be a Wakeup Call: Spend Smart on Transit

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Today’s emergency 24-hour shutdown of the D.C. Metro system is a transit embarrassment of epic proportions. The shutdown follows an electrical fire in a subway tunnel Monday, and will allow for system-wide safety inspections. Metro has been under federal control following a smoke inhalation death caused by a similar problem last year. David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington wonders how the region’s […]