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Today’s Headlines

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House Dems Work to Protect Bike/Ped Funding (The Hill) Railroads Might Shut Down if They Can’t Meet Safety Deadline (Chicago Trib) Oil Wins in California’s Climate Bill (ThinkProgress) Washington, Oregon BRT Projects Score Funding from Feds (Columbian, Register Guard) SunRail to Ink Deal for Expansion in Florida (Orlando Biz Journal) Feds, Amtrak Try to Work […]

A Look at the Year Ahead for Transit Expansion

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At The Transport Politic, Yonah Freemark has made it a tradition to catalog new transit projects every year. He reports that 2014 will see a significant expansion of rail and bus rapid transit lines. “Virtually every metropolitan region in the United States and Canada is investing millions of dollars in new transit expansion projects,” he […]

A Look at the Year Ahead for Transit Expansion

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At The Transport Politic, Yonah Freemark has made it a tradition to catalog new transit projects every year. He reports that 2014 will see a significant expansion of rail and bus rapid transit lines. “Virtually every metropolitan region in the United States and Canada is investing millions of dollars in new transit expansion projects,” he writes: […]

The Promise of Expanding Atlanta Transit Inside the City Limits

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It looked like the Atlanta region’s ambitious transit plans might have been thwarted late last month when state lawmakers shot down a bill to allow Fulton, Clayton, and DeKalb counties to hold ballot measures potentially raising $8 billion to expand MARTA. But maybe that was a blessing in disguise. Transit expansion plans for Atlanta are moving ahead […]

$8 Billion Expansion of Atlanta Transit Clears First Hurdle

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Atlanta’s regional transit network, MARTA, isn’t known as a dynamic, growing system. While cities as varied as D.C., Minneapolis, and Houston have rolled out new high-capacity transit routes, MARTA has stagnated. But has MARTA’s moment finally come? The prospects of major transit improvements for the region are looking more hopeful today than they have for a generation. Last week a Georgia […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]