Today’s Headlines

  • Pew Research Center Looks at Who’s Using Transit in the U.S.
  • After Sunday’s Amtrak Crash, Feds Order Safety Review (WaPo)
  • Maryland’s Purple Line, Contract Now Approved, Will Have Longest Rail Cars in U.S. (WaPo, GGW)
  • How California Environmental Law Blocks Bike Lanes (LA Times)
  • San Antonio Among Nine Cities To Get TOD Boost From Feds (SA Biz Journal, Smart Growth America)
  • Rebecca Solnit: We Don’t Need Driverless Cars — We Need to Ditch Cars (Guardian)
  • Audit Finds Safety, Maintenance Problems With DC Circulator Buses (WTOP)
  • Mobility Lab: Congestion Pricing Can Help Solve “America’s Bread Line”
  • America Sees Fewest 16-Year-Old Drivers Since 1960s (CityLab)
  • Ride-Sharing Can Help Patch Transit for Nashville, But It Can’t Do It All (Nashville Biz Journal)

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It’s a Record-Breaking Year for Transpo Ballot Measures (San Gabriel Valley Trib) Twin Cities’ Green Line Is Raising Housing Costs for Poor Residents (Pioneer Press) Senior NJ Transit Officials Miss Safety Hearing (AP) How Will the U.S. Handle Urban Population Growth? (WaPo) Maryland Gov Hogan Touts Purple Line as a Cure for Metro (AP) Should Biking on Downtown […]

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Feds Lay Out Vision for Northeast Rail (AP) Trump’s Infrastructure Scheme May Run Into Resistance From Mitch McConnell (WaPo, American Prospect) Harvard Infrastructure Expert Offers Thoughts on Trump’s Plan (Harvard Biz Review) Flouting California Rules, Uber Continues Testing Self-Driving Cars (NYT) 2017 Holds Uncertainty for Maryland’s Purple Line (WTOP) Outside NYC, a More Urban Suburbia (NYT) Northeast Rail Plans Include Amtrak Stop […]

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Feds Get a Mountain of Opinions on Driverless Cars (WaPo, The Verge) Why Does It Take a Crisis for Americans to Care About Infrastructure? (New Yorker) Amtrak Safety Lapses Found, as Feds Order Retraining of Workers (WSJ, Philly Biz Journal) Transit Systems Look to Uber, Lyft to Provide Services for Disabled (AP) Atlanta Transit Projects Compete for Funding […]

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House to Hold Hearing on Self-Driving Cars Next Week (The Hill) Rob Kirby, Head of Transpo Planning for DC-Area COG, Murdered (WaPo) NJ Transit Board Chair: Let’s Make Penn Station Less Stressful (NJ.com) Charlotte Plans Another Go at Streetcar Funds (Charlotte Observer) Chris Leinberger: New Development Patterns Needed for 21st-Century Economy (Sac Bee) Cincinnati Residents […]

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How Can Expensive Cities Become Affordable Again? (WaPo) Amtrak Test Run Briefly Restores Service Between From New Orleans to Florida (Next City) Memphis Transit Agency on “the Brink of Collapse” (Commercial Appeal) Electric Bus Corridor Key to Providence’s Smart City Aspirations (Providence Journal) Will California Drive Out the Driverless Car? (Auto News) Raleigh’s Transit Hub Poised […]

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DC, Boston Rank Highest Among Big Cities in Bike/Walk Commute Rate (Fast CoExist) GOP vs. Dems in Maryland’s Transportation Spending Battle (Baltimore Sun) Miami Campaign Looks for “100 Great Ideas” for Mobility (Miami Herald) Nashville Biz Leaders Push to Become Partners on Transit (Nashville Biz Journal) Can Bridj Fill Boston’s Late-Night T Void? (Transit Wire) Cato Genius Randal O’Toole […]