Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT, Sidewalk Labs Team Up to Tackle Urban Congestion (NYTArs Technica)
  • Poor DC Residents Were Hardest Hit By Metro Shutdown (GGW)
  • Google Wants Feds to Clear Roadblocks for Driverless Car Tech (AP)
  • Atlanta Mayor Expands on New $2.5B Transit Plans (AJC)
  • Boston’s T Explores Ways to Mitigate Late-Night Service Cancellation (Boston Globe)
  • Ride-Sharing Does Enhance Transit… For Rich People (Wired)
  • The Urban Millennial Boom Must Have an End Date, Right? (CityLab)
  • Grist’s Take: When Millennials Move to Burbs, It’s Not Necessarily Because They Want To
  • San Diego’s Car2Go Switches From Electric to Gas (SD Union-Tribune)
  • Why American Planners Are Paying Attention to Bogota’s BRT (Fronteras)

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How Will a New FRA Rule Affect Commuter Rail?

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Misguided safety rules from the Federal Railroad Administration are cited as the cause for all sorts of problems, from high-construction costs to pedestrian hazards to, ironically, worse safety outcomes. Which helps explain why Jarret Walker at Network blog Human Transit is alarmed about a new rule “requiring two-person train crews… for most main line freight and […]

Today’s Headlines

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Transit Tax Goes to Voters in Silicon Valley (Mercury News) How Subways Shape Urban Growth (CityLab) Austin Advocates Push for Light Rail on Ballot (Statesman) New Sacramento Transit Chief Vows Fast Action on Bleak Finances (SacBee) Job Sprawl Makes for Long Commutes in Chicago (Chicago Reporter) Metro Shoots Down DC Mayor’s Request to Maintain Late-Night Service (WaPo) Seattle […]

More Transit Service Is Great, But It’s Not Enough on Its Own

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A new report commissioned by Ohio DOT recommends that the state should double its funding for transit. At Notes from the Underground, Jason Segedy welcomes this  development, but he also notes that in many places, simply expanding transit funding won’t be enough, on its own, to make transit appealing. Places like Ohio need to complement additional […]

Today’s Headlines

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Fare Hikes, Service Cuts, and Layoffs in DC Metro’s Proposed Budget (WaPo) American Prospect: For Next President, Greatest Challenge Will Be Infrastructure Will the Private Sector Take Over Public Transit? (Atlantic) Slate: How Zillow Ruined Urban Planning’s “Trick or Treat Test” Car-Centric Atlanta Considers New Transit Future (CS Monitor) Virginia Beach Faces Major Light Rail Vote […]

Today’s Headlines

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Mass Transit Use Rises as Gas Prices Soar (CNN) LaHood: House in “Disarray” on Transportation Bill (Hill) Senate Ready to Overhaul Highway, Transit Programs (WaP0) …But the Senate’s Transpo Bill Is Far From Transformative (HuffPo) Mass Transit Tax Break Considered By Sen. Schumer and Others (HuffPo) Washington Spin on Transpo Bill Makes Good Look Even […]