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Rangel: House GOP Has No Idea Where Transit Funding Would Come From

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Today at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, four members of New York’s congressional delegation joined the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in decrying House GOP efforts to drastically alter how the federal government supports transit in cities. Under the House’s plan, instead of receiving a roughly 20 percent cut of the federal gas tax, […]

In New Report, RPA Reinforces Link Between Transit and Growth

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Following yesterday’s Build for America launch and last night’s presidential debate, the Regional Plan Association released a major report today recommending an array of public transportation improvements for New York City and northern New Jersey, adding its name to the ever-growing list of orgs and officials calling for federal investment to spur and sustain economic […]

Sneak Preview: 2013 in Transit

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Bus rapid transit projects in Austin, Tampa, and the Twin Cities. Streetcars in St. Louis, New Orleans, and Detroit. Those are just a few of the transit projects beginning construction or entering service in 2013, which looks to be a pretty good year for transit expansion in the U.S., says Yonah Freemark at the Transport […]

How Ohio’s Focus on Highways Suffocates Transit

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What would it take to make transit a more appealing option in the greater Cleveland-Akron area? That question was posed to one of the area’s leading transportation officials recently. His answer didn’t focus on a big new project. Jason Segedy, head of Akron’s metropolitan planning organization, said the first step should be to start doing the […]