Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx Crusades Against the Segregating Legacy of Urban Freeways (WaPo)
  • Meanwhile, Some U.S. Cities Are Doubling Down on Highway Spending (CityLab)
  • California Lawmakers Scrutinize High-Speed Rail Plans (AP)
  • How Larry Hogan Reduced Maryland’s Purple Line Budget (WAMU)
  • States vs. Cities: Battles Play Out Across the Country (Governing)
  • CTFastTrak Looks to Build on First Year Successes (Hartford Courant)
  • In Charlotte, Buses Remain a Lifeline (Charlotte Mag)
  • Tampa Courts Millennial Workers (Tampa Trib)
  • Canada’s $3.4B Transit Budget Is Only a Start (HuffPo Canada)

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Arlington, TX, Sheds Rep as Largest U.S. City Without Public Transpo (Star-Telegram, AP) Also in Texas, DART Celebrates 30 Years — But Has It Delivered? (News-Journal) A Standing Ovation for Under-Budget, Early-Finish Utah Rail Project (Salt Lake Trib) What’s the Impact of New Federal Guidance on Affordable TODs? (Enterprise) GGW: Urbanizing ‘Burbs Should Look to […]

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When Will Our Cities Reach Their Climate Tipping Point? (WaPo) Washington, DC: The New Bike City to Watch (People for Bikes) Plans for “Facebook Town” Show Smart Growth Mindset (Atlantic Cities) U.S. Cities Investing More and More in BRT (McClatchy) The Contradictions of Being a Tea Party “Transportation Junkie” (E&E Daily) Light Rail Spurs Housing […]

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Michigan OKs $10M Loan for Detroit Streetcar (MLive) Denver’s New Transit Hub Offers Test Case for Two Federal Loan Programs (WSJ) World Bank: China Needs to Increase Density, Not Expand Sprawl (Financial Times) Clock Ticking for Governor’s Stamp on Indy Transit Bill (Indy Star) Meet the Woman in Charge of Salt Lake City Transportation (Atlantic […]

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16 Big Transit Projects That Would Be Toast Under Trump’s Budget (WaPo) Cuts Could Imperil Seattle Rail, Gateway Project, DC Metro (Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Washingtonian) How Cities Would Feel the Budget Pain (Curbed) Long-Distance Amtrak Routes Under Threat (Progressive Railroading) Trump Also Wants to Slash Transpo Funding in Rural Areas That Supported Him (Charlotte Observer) The Rail Line […]

How Can Cities Succeed in State Budget Negotiations?

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Winning support for good transportation projects in the state legislature can be one of the most challenging political problems cities face, especially with the current revenue squeeze. And without support from the state, it can be impossible to build new transit lines. Mary Newsom at the Naked City recently sat in on a discussion about how Charlotte […]

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Top Dem: Let’s Keep Higher Gas Taxes on the Table (The Hill) Sprawl Boosts Chances of Deadly Tornado Strikes (CBS) Why Buses and Rail Can and Should Coexist (Transport Politic) Lettered New York City Subway Lines Get an “A+” (NYT) Cyclists, Pedestrians Don’t Get Fair Share of Safety Funds (LAB) Study: Men Walking and Biking […]