Today’s Headlines

  • Bill to Allow Atlanta ‘Burbs to Vote on MARTA Expansion Goes to Governor (AJC)
  • NJ Lawmaker Wants to Ticket Pedestrians Who Text and Walk (NJ.com)
  • Charleston to Begin “Test” Bike Lane Period on Important Bridge (Post & Courier)
  • Study: Portland’s Proposed “Rapid Bus” Would Be Slower Than Existing Buses (OPB)
  • Seattle Mayor: Young People Need to Speak Out for Sustainable Transportation (Seattle Times)
  • West Hartford Residents: Five-Story Buildings Will Ruin the Neighborhood (Courant)
  • Uber Signups Spiked During D.C. Metro Closure (The Hill)
  • Former Toronto Mayor and Famous Bike Lane Opponent Rob Ford Dies of Cancer (HuffPo Canada)
  • Andria Simmons Brooks

    Hey FYI that first headline is incorrect – not sure where you got it from – but the bill that would allow for a public vote on MARTA expansion is actually still pending in the Georgia Legislature. The bill referenced in this story is a separate one. It’s not about MARTA expansion. It’s about requiring a public vote for any other types of transit expansion in metro Atlanta (the headline we used was: “No public transit without public vote”), and particularly bus rapid transit in Cobb County. I know because I wrote the story.

  • Quite honestly, five-story buildings would be out-of-character in my neighborhood too.