Today’s Headlines

  • Seattle’s $50B Light Rail Package Will Go to Voters This Fall (The Stranger)
  • Population Shifted to Sunbelt and the Burbs Last Year (CityLab)
  • …While Chicago Saw Greater Losses Than Any Metro Area (Chicago Trib)
  • L.A. Advocates, Citizens Scrutinize $120B Transit Plans (LA Times)
  • How Will California’s High-Speed Rail Fare at the Polls? (Sac Bee)
  • GGW Takes Issue With Turning Rockville Pike Into 18-Lane Mega Street
  • Which Factors Make or Break Bike-Share? (USA Today)
  • Unraveling the Myth of the Freeloading Cyclist (Momentum Mag)
  • How Ride-Sharing Improves Nashville’s Core (Tennessean)
  • Detroit Free Press: Naming the New Rail “Q-Line” Misses the Mark

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Today’s Headlines

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Final Vote Near for Indiana Transit Bill (Indy Star) Walkscore Ranks Toronto Tops for Transit in Canada (Toronto Star) Chicago Explores Two Plans for Transit System Overhaul (Chicago Trib) To Revitalize Downtown, Phoenix Looks at Decreasing Lanes, Speeds (AZ Central) Southwest Line Rail Planners Try to Win Over Minneapolis Critics (StarTrib)  How Mexico’s History of […]

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Trump’s Empty Rhetoric on Infrastructure Has Been Exposed (NYT) Transit Industry and Rail Advocates Blast Trump’s Budget (Progressive Railroading) In Chicago, Cycling Enforcement Discriminates Against Black People on Bikes (Chicago Trib) WaPo: Trump Demonizes Cities Because They’re a Threat to His Agenda Seattle Spends More on New Transit Than Any U.S. City (Seattle Times) How the White House Could Derail […]

Today’s Headlines

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Detroit-to-Chicago Rail Gets Critical Boost (NWI) ProWalk/ProBike Founding Father Recalls How DC’s I-695 Disappeared (PPS) Farmers Need Appeasing on CA High-Speed Rail (AP) Private Firm Works Out “All Aboard Florida” Plans (Orlando Sentinel) Why It’s Smart to Build a Bike-Friendly Business District (Transpo Issues Daily) GA Sees No Consensus on Transpo Funding (OnlineAthens) Will WMATA […]

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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 […]

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Another Extension Is in the Works for Transpo Bill — But How Long Will It Last? (School Transpo) Republican Victories Imperil Rail Plans (NYT) LaHood Dangling Rejected Rail Funds in Front of Other Potential Recipients (WSOC TV) NY Lt. Gov: Transpo Infrastructure is Key to a “Prosperous Future for New York” (WSJ) High Speed Rail […]

Talking Headways Podcast: More Than Just a Box

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This week I'm joined by Matthew Heins, author of The Globalization of American Infrastructure: The Shipping Container and Freight Transportation. Matthew talks about how the American highway and rail systems created a global standard for shipping containers, containerization’s effects on labor and relevance to an automated trucking future, and the massive intermodal freight terminals in cities like Chicago.