Today’s Headlines

  • Virginia Beach City Council Votes in Favor of Light Rail Expansion (WAVY)
  • Arlington’s New Bus-Only Lanes Open Soon (WaPo)
  • Cleveland Withholding Funding from Opportunity Corridor in Dispute With State (Cleveland.com)
  • Local Official: Ohio DOT Prefers to Hire Republicans (Dayton Daily News)
  • Albuquerque Getting a Green Bike Lane (City of Albuquerque)
  • Honolulu to Get Federal Assistance to Build Transit-Oriented Development (Pacific Business News)
  • San Bernardino’s Omnitrans Wants to Expand Bus Rapid Transit (Fontana Herald News)
  • Orange County Streetcar “Takes a Major Step Toward Realization” (NextCity)
  • Why Bike-Share Is So Much Safer Than Riding Your Own Bike (CityLab)
  • An interesting view is presented by the OC streetcar piece as underneath it, we’re provided a contrast with what projects cost across the Pond with a Belgian streetcar coming in at just under $58mn/mile, while the OC iteration is over $70mn/mile. The question we should all be asking is why it costs so much to build projects here in America.

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Raleigh Council Wants Bus Lanes on Redesigned Road (News Observer) Virginia Considering Ban on New Tolls for Existing Roads (Fredricksburg.com) Georgia Statehouse Bill to Expand MARTA “Faces Uphill Climb” (Mass Transit) Toledo to Use Federal Transit Money to Purchase Cars for Low-Income Workers (Blade) The New Tropic: Latin America’s Transit “Kicking Our Ass” Driverless Bus on the […]

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Anthony Foxx Presses Congress to Spend $98 Billion on Transportation This Year (The Hill) Albuquerque Meeting Over Bus Rapid Transit “Erupts in Chaos” (ABQ Journal) Houston Press: Houston’s New Bike Lane Plan “in the Hands of Drivers” Al Jazeera America: Tourism Bias in Transit Projects in New Orleans Post-Katrina Ann Arbor Moving Ahead on Light Rail […]

Albuquerque’s Big Choice: Prioritize Streets for Transit, or Stagnate

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Albuquerque is at a pivotal moment that could determine whether it becomes more a walkable and transit-oriented city. The mayor, a Republican, is backing a major bus rapid transit project called ART along the city’s main corridor, Central Avenue. The project was recently recommended for funding in the Obama administration’s budget proposal. The added momentum for the project […]

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Albuquerque City Council Approves BRT Project Over Anti-Transit Objections (ABQ Journal) NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Approves $40M to Tear Down Waterfront Highway in Niagara Falls (Buffalo News) FTA Inspectors Found Nearly 200 Safety Defects in D.C.’s Metro System (WAMU) Officials in Alabama File Civil Rights Suit Over Transit Cuts in Mobile (WPMI) New Transit Tunnel Linking New Jersey and New York […]