Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx: Highways Created “Disconnections From Opportunity That Still Exist to This Day” (The Atlantic)
  • Federal Guidance on Self-Driving Cars Due Out in Months (Bloomberg)
  • Claims Journal: Brussels Attack Highlights the Vulnerability of U.S. Subway Systems
  • Memphis Considering $37 Million Bus Rapid Transit Plan (Memphis Daily News)
  • Lawsuit Charges New Orleans Bus Stops Aren’t ADA Accessible (The Advocate)
  • Amsterdam’s New Car-Free Tunnel for Bicyclists and Pedestrians (FastCoExist)
  • Protected Bike Lanes Planned for Detroit’s Woodward Avenue (We Are Mode Shift)
  • Seattle to Make Pilot Downtown Protected Bike Lane Permanent, Extend It (My Northwest)
  • Detroit’s New RTA Hosting Public Meetings in the Suburbs to Talk About BRT (Mass Transit)

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Today’s Headlines

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Boston Advocates: MBTA Violated Civil Rights When It Ended Late Night Service (Globe) Pittsburgh Bike Safety Campaign: Cyclists “Aren’t Always Right,” “Are Always Fragile” (WESA) Horrifying Australian Traffic Safety Campaign Imagines Human Body Meant to Withstand Crash Cleveland, Mobile, Pittsburgh Snag Funds in New Round of TIGER Grants New Federal Rule Will Require Transit Agencies to Develop Asset […]

Detroit Riders Share Their Transit Horror Stories

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Detroit’s transit system is in crisis. The region’s fractious transit network was highlighted last year by the story of James Robertson — “Detroit’s walking man” — whose one-way, 23-mile commute consists of two bus routes and 10-plus miles of walking. The Detroit region has been struggling to create a unified city-suburb regional transit agency for the last few years. Next […]

A Better Bus Stop: Big Ideas From Transit Riders for a Better Wait

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Streetsblog has been calling attention to the dismal state of transit waiting areas with our Sorriest Bus Stop in America tournament. Transit riders have to put up with conditions that no one should stand for — bus stops with nothing to sit on and no shelter, bus stops by dangerous, high-speed roads with no sidewalks, even “secret” bus stops […]

Today’s Headlines

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T4A: Feds Need to Rethink How They Want States to Measure Congestion Austin Unveils 10-Year Transportation Plan Calling for Bus Rapid Transit (Business Journals) Famed Sports Writer Peter King Called Out for Driving in the Bike Lane (Deadspin) Charlotte Considers Adding a Protected Bike Lane (Charlotte Observer) Under-Construction Sound Transit Light Rail Package Is 86 Percent […]

Today’s Headlines

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Transpo Bill Caught Up in House Leadership Chaos (WaPo) In Unprecedented Move, Feds Take Over DC Metro Safety (GGW, WaPo) San Diego Passes $204B Long-Term Transport Plan (SD Union-Trib) NJ Transit to Take Lead on Hudson River Tunnel Project Studies (NJ.com) Why Experts Are Watching Houston’s New Bus System (PBS News Hour) A Look at the “Go […]

Protected Bike Lanes Could Be Coming to Detroit’s Main Drag

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Surely and steadily, biking is on the upswing in Detroit. Thousands of people turn out for “Slow Roll” social rides, a cultural event that exposes more people to the possibilities of cycling in the city. And the city has been adding bike lanes at an impressive clip. David Sands at Network blog We are Mode Shift reports that Detroit may get a new feather […]