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Today’s Headlines

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Gabe Klein on the Future of Cities (Chicago Mag) Seatbelts Now Required for Large Buses (AP, The Hill) Mixed Outcomes Likely for U.S. Private Rail Projects (Next City) Two California Amtrak Lines Break Ridership Records (LAT) All Aboard Florida Fuels Mixed-Use Growth in Ft. Lauderdale (Sun-Sentinel) Indiana Proposes Transit Funding Formula (Indy Star) Seattle Times: […]

Cities for Cycling Launches With Blumenauer, Sadik-Khan, Byrne

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Addressing a packed house in Washington last night, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), founder of the Congressional Bike Caucus, posed a Zen-like ‘universalist cyclist question’. (Photo: Cities for Cycling) "How many people, right now," he asked, "are stuck in traffic on their way to ride a stationary bike in a health club?" The quip got a […]

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New York Times: Could Our Transit Get Any Worse? Driving Is on the Rise Again in America (The Hill) Walkability’s the Next Frontier for The West (CityLab) Getting Kids to School Becomes Gray Market for Uber, Lyft (Governing) Long-Delayed, Over-Budget Silver Spring Transit Center Poised for 9/20 Opening (WaPo) Philly Merges Cycling and Transit (Next City) […]

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Sen. Rockefeller Not Confident in Congress’s Ability to Fund Transpo (The Hill, Chron) UC Davis Leads $11.2 Million Research on Sustainable Transpo (Central Valley Business Times) San Antonio Streetcar Gets Green Light (AP) Report: BRT Boosts Transit-Oriented Development (Next City, Atlantic Cities) Is There Enough Time to Negotiate a Save for Amtrak’s Hoosier Line? (Post-Trib, AP) High-Speed Rail […]

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House-Passed Sandy Bill Includes $10.9B for Transit (Business Insider, The Hill) LaHood Continues Holding Pattern With His Status (Politico) Court Turns Down Light Rail Plan for Kansas City (Kansas City Star) Gas Tax Talks Around the Country: Washington State, Virginia, Maryland, and Wyoming D.C. Metro Preps for Inauguration (The Hill) In Boston, Transit App Brought $1M […]

Seven Conservative Reasons to Love Bicycling

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On the face of things, it’s hard to understand why would anyone oppose bicycling. It’s cheap, it’s healthy, it’s good for the environment. Somehow, though, cycling has become politicized, and it’s the party of personal responsibility, austerity, and small government that tends to carry the anti-bicycling banner. That’s odd, writes Bill Lindeke at Network blog […]