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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Governors Don’t Expect Trump to Follow Through on Infrastructure Spending Talk (McClatchy, Hill) Caltrain Buys Time on Electrification While Waiting on Feds (SF Examiner) Indianapolis Approves Tax for Major Transit Expansion (Indy Star) Seattle Tops Nation in Growth of Transit Ridership (Seattle PI) Sacramento Wants to Shake Up Its 30-Year-Old Bus System (Sac Bee) Hawaii Senators Shoot […]

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, […]