Today’s Headlines

  • L.A. Metro’s 40-Year Game Plan (LA Times)
  • Federal Inspection “Blitz” Follows D.C. Metro Shutdown Last Week (WTOP)
  • How the New National Transit Map Could Pinpoint Transit Deserts (WaPo)
  • Why BART Got Frank on Twitter About the System’s Problems (Verge)
  • Politico on How Congress Undermined Its Own City’s Metro
  • Minneapolis Light Rail Has One More Shot at Funding This Spring (StarTrib)
  • The Civil Rights Issues at Play in Boston’s Late-Night T Cancellation (CityLab)
  • Tennessee Bill Threatens Bike/Ped Projects (Land Line)
  • Jersey’s Transit Vehicles Have Been Breaking Down More Often (NJ.com)
  • Phoenix Celebrates Opening of Light-Rail Extension (Tuscon News Now)

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How the DC Metro Ended Up in Dire Straits Despite Decades of Warnings (WaPo) Wall Street Journal Reports on the Future of Cities How to Put “Bike Equity” Into Practice (Next City) Chinese Electric Auto Maker Ventures Into U.S. With Buses (AP) Boston Ranks Third in New Tool Ranking Transit-Friendly Cities (Boston Globe) Why Will It Takes 25 Years for […]

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Highway Trust Fund Set to Go Broke This Month (The Hill) WaPo: House Bill Would Be a Blow for DC Metro How Nashville Can Learn From Salt Lake City’s “Unified Front” on Transit (Tennessean) As SunRail Turns 1, Florida Riders Rate the System (Orlando Sentinel) Virginia Beach Light Rail Vote Far From a Done Deal (Pilot) […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

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NACTO to Release New Street Design Guide (Next American City) The Slow-But-Sure Progress of High-Speed Rail Across the U.S. (NBC News) Memphis Weighs Gas Tax to Fund Public Transpo (WREG) WaPo Is Pretty Impressed With New Metro Rail Car The Tennessean: Nashville’s Vitality Depends on Transit Growth The Pilot: Va. Beach Should Vote Yes to […]

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After Years of Dormancy, Feds Pull Funding From Houston Light Rail Project (Chron) As DC Metro Boss Shakes Up Staffing, Senate Bill Would Add to Feds’ Oversight (WaPo) Long-Stalled Plans for Detroit-Ann Arbor Rail See New Life (Detroit News) Senate Bill Would Reinvest Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Profits in Northeast Corridor (CT Post) Feds Voice Support for Boston’s […]

In Obama Budget, a Glimpse of What Beefed-Up Transit Funding Could Do

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The budget proposal released by President Obama yesterday fleshes out the transportation ideas put out by the White House last week and includes specific grants for transit upgrades and expansions in 2015, but many of them won’t be part of this budget unless Congress agrees to increase funding for transportation. The White House budget proposes $17.6 billion […]