Today’s Headlines

  • What Will the Next President Do for Transit? (Next City)
  • The Atlantic Looks at the Toll of Commuting to Better Schools in Detroit
  • Seattle Sees Biggest Rise in Bus Ridership of Any U.S. City (Seattle Times)
  • Surveillance of NJ Transit Raises Privacy Concerns (NJ.com)
  • Kansas City Plans Development Around BRT, With Help From Feds (Next City)
  • D.C. Circulator Problems Started With Hiring Private Firm, Union Says (WAMU)
  • Maryland Lawmakers Override Hogan’s Veto on Transportation Scoring Bill (Star Democrat)
  • Once Ranked Worst for Walking, Oklahoma City Makes Progress (HuffPo)
  • Atlanta to Roll Out Demo Bike-Share This Summer (Creative Loafing Atlanta)

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Today’s Headlines

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Fast Company Chats with Anthony Foxx About Innovation at DOT Why Have Pedestrian Deaths Spiked in Georgia Recently? (AJC) After Commuting Troubles, CT Senator Blumenthal Orders Funds for Metro-North Bridge (The Hour) Atlanta Powers Up for Streetcar (AJC), While D.C. Scales Back (Washington Biz Journal) San Antonio Plans to Remove Bike Lanes (My SA) City Fix Attempts to “Demystify” Transit-Oriented […]

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Seattle Light Rail Plan Will Go on November Ballot (Seattle Times) In LA, Voters Will Decide on Sales Tax for Transpo (LA Times) Will Driverless Cars Kick People Off the Streets? (Atlantic) …Should They Hit a Pedestrian to Save a Passenger? (NYT) While Columbus Took Big Smart City Prize, Other Finalists Will Also Get Funding (Gov Tech) MARTA to […]

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The Battles of Blue Cities vs. Red States (Atlantic) States with Most Traffic Deaths Went for Trump in 2016 (Salon) After More Than a Year, DC Metro Chief’s Job Hasn’t Gotten Any Easier (WaPo) Boston vs. Atlanta: Cycling Edition (Bicycling) Industries Divided on Pace of Self-Driving Car Rollout (Seattle Times) Solo Car Commuting on the Rise in Denver […]

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Atlanta Mayor: No Highway Funding Without More Support for MARTA (AJC) Fort Lauderdale Streetcar to Cost $53 Million More Than Planned (Sun Sentinel) Some States Changing Tax Forms to Conform With New Federal Transit Benefit, Some Aren’t (Bloomberg) Seattle City Council Weighs Buying Out Non-Profit Pronto Bike-Share (City Living Seattle) Following Pushback, Hoboken Scraps Plan for […]

Simple, Creative Ideas to Build a Better Bus Stop

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Waiting for the bus can be a pain. To make transit more appealing, nothing beats frequent service, but studies have shown that if you’re going to wait, small improvements like shelters and information about when the next bus is coming can make the wait feel shorter. That was a big impetus behind “Trick Out My Trip,” an […]

Transit Vote 2016: Atlanta May Finally Expand MARTA and Beef Up Bus Service

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We continue our overview of what’s at stake in the big transit ballot initiatives this November with a look at Atlanta. Previous installments in this series examined Indianapolis, Seattle, and Detroit. Back in the 1970s, both Atlanta and Washington, D.C., received federal grants to build rail networks. After finishing the first wave of Metro construction, D.C. continued to invest, […]