Today’s Headlines

  • “The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life” (The Atlantic)
  • The Dull Corporate Campuses of America’s Most Innovative Companies (Fast Company)
  • Experts to NHTSA: Self-Driving Cars Not Ready for Public Roads (Auto World News)
  • Report: Self-Driving Cars Might Not Be Proven Safe for Decades (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Cobb County Approves $10 Million for Bus/Ped Bridge Over Highway to Braves Stadium Site (11 Alive)
  • FTA Withholding $20 Million in “Not Safety-Critical” Renovation Funds From D.C. Metro (City Paper)
  • Petition Seeks to Kill New Jersey’s “Distracted Pedestrian” Bill (Tap Into Morristown)
  • Bus Rapid Transit Would Connect Milwaukee to Long-Inaccessible Suburbs (TMJ4)
  • San Diego Tests “New Vision” for Streets With Oceanside Road Diet (Voice of San Diego)
  • Adding Bike Lane to Important Charleston Bridge Isn’t Slowing Traffic Much (Charleston City Paper)

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U.S. DOT Sets Goal of Zero Traffic Deaths in 30 Years (AP) Nationwide Traffic Deaths Up 10 Percent in the First Half of 2016 (NYT) Richmond Will Overhaul Bus Routes to Emphasize Frequency Rather Than Coverage (Times Dispatch) Seattle Metro Exploring Program to Let People Rent Parking Spaces Out to Park-and-Riders (NextCity) Train in New Jersey […]

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Washington Post Readers Suggest Five Additional “Sorry” Local Bus Stops Cleveland Weighs Kicking Buses Off Public Square (Plain Dealer) In Search of Alternatives to Urban Sprawl in Detroit (Model D) Detroit Seeks to Create Walkable “Pink Zones” (Detroit News) TreeHugger: No More Helmetsplaining Both Political Parties Call for More Infrastructure Spending (Reuters) Some Guy Thinks Self-Driving Cars […]

Columbus Wins $50 Million “Smart City” Grant. What Put It Over the Top?

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U.S. DOT announced the winner of its $50 million “Smart City” grant yesterday, and Columbus, Ohio, bested finalists San Francisco, Portland, Austin, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Denver for the prize. Many other cities had applied for this federal funding to demonstrate how new technologies can improve urban streets and transportation. In its application, Columbus focused on improving job access […]

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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 […]

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Tampa Planners Approve $6 Billion Sprawl Highway Project (SaintPetersBlog) How Can Bike Advocacy Become More Inclusive? (Spoke Magazine) Wisconsin City Wants to Privatize Cul-de-Sacs (Minnesota Public Radio) Columnist Suggests Pedestrian Overpasses — Not Traffic Calming — for Pensacola Beach (WUWF) Charleston Cyclists Pack Meeting to Save Bike Lane on Important Bridge (ABCNews4) Bike-Share Coming to Tucson (Tucson News […]

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LaHood Tells Govs: “Congress Needs to Find $500 or $600 billion and Pass a 5-Year Bill” (Detroit News) LaHood Promises $185M in Federal Funds For New York Gateway Project (Railway Gazette) NHTSA Looks to Future of Self-Driving Cars, Seeks to Regulate It (LAT) More Crumbling Bridges, This Time Over the Columbia Gorge (Boise Weekly) Moscow, […]