Today’s Headlines

  • Albuquerque City Council Approves BRT Project Over Anti-Transit Objections (ABQ Journal)
  • NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Approves $40M to Tear Down Waterfront Highway in Niagara Falls (Buffalo News)
  • FTA Inspectors Found Nearly 200 Safety Defects in D.C.’s Metro System (WAMU)
  • Officials in Alabama File Civil Rights Suit Over Transit Cuts in Mobile (WPMI)
  • New Transit Tunnel Linking New Jersey and New York Gets $70 Million for Preliminary Work (NJ.com)
  • Seattle Transportation Official Subject to Ethics Probe Over Bike-Share Buyout (Fox13)
  • Pushback Over Plans for Bus Rapid Transit in Lansing, Michigan (Lansing State Journal)
  • Suburban Atlanta Struggles to Build Consensus Around a Transit Solution (AJC)
  • Are Subprime Auto Loans the New Housing Bubble? (Bloomberg)
  • Showdown Between Affordable Housing and Parking in Portland (Willamette Week)

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Grist Shares the Details on Seattle’s Mega Transportation “Fustercluck” Senate Approves Rosekind as Highway Safety Chief (AP) Transit Tax Benefit Will Lapse Again in 2015 (Federal News Radio) Franken Not Pleased with Uber’s Response on Privacy (The Hill) Did Cromnibus Mess Up Funding for Twin Cities Light Rail? (Minn Post) The “Slog” of Building D.C.’s Silver […]

The Good Problem With Housing Near Transit: It’s Almost Too Popular

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Local officials are catching on to the power of transit-oriented development to transform quality of life while decreasing congestion, as my colleague Ryan Avent has explored. But now that the federal government is starting to explore how to expand transit-accessible housing, an intriguing problem is arising: it’s almost too popular. Transit-oriented development in Jersey City, […]

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WaPo: Don’t Dismiss Obama’s Transportation Proposal 77 Cities Respond to DOT’s Smart City Challenge (CNET) Feds Threaten to Yank DC Metro Funding Over Safety (WaPo) Richmond, Virginia, Approves $49M BRT Project (Richmond Times-Dispatch) What Mexico City’s BRT Can Teach Chicago (Chicago Reader via Streetsblog Chicago) Poll: Majority Aren’t Ready to Embrace Self-Driving Cars (The Hill) Vegas Preps to […]

House and Senate Split on Approach to Obama’s Transit Safety Plan

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After a year marked by discord between the House and Senate over the timing of the next federal transportation bill, another split emerged yesterday over the timetable for taking up the Obama administration’s plan for federal involvement in transit safety oversight. Rep. John Mica (R-FL) opposes the White House safety plan, but he also wants […]

Today’s Headlines

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It’s a Record-Breaking Year for Transpo Ballot Measures (San Gabriel Valley Trib) Twin Cities’ Green Line Is Raising Housing Costs for Poor Residents (Pioneer Press) Senior NJ Transit Officials Miss Safety Hearing (AP) How Will the U.S. Handle Urban Population Growth? (WaPo) Maryland Gov Hogan Touts Purple Line as a Cure for Metro (AP) Should Biking on Downtown […]