Today’s Headlines

  • Sprawl Contributing to Houston’s Horrible Flooding Problems (ABC News)
  • Transit Use Isn’t Surging; Driving Still Too Cheap (WaPo)
  • Feds Find 229 Safety Defects During D.C. Metro Inspection (ABC News)
  • Did Light Rail Between Minneapolis and St. Paul Spur $4.2 Billion in Investment? (Pioneer Press)
  • Provo, Utah, Residents Trying to Block Bus Rapid Transit Project (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Plan for BRT to Suburban Milwaukee Meeting Suburban Resistance (Wauwatosa Now)
  • Residents Push Back Against Sprawl Outside of Baltimore (Baltimore Sun)
  • How to Speed Up Light Rail Plans in Seattle (The Stranger)
  • Money-Hungry Missouri DOT May Withhold Funds From Cities (Governing)

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Today’s Headlines

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Chris Mims: Driverless Cars Will Fuel Suburban Sprawl (WSJ) LA Times: Is Permanent Sales Tax the Answer for Great Transit in LA? Massachusetts’ $14.8B Transit Budget Focuses on Reliability (Globe) Ahead of Fall Vote, Foxx Urges Raleigh to Expand Commuting Options (News Observer) A New Approach to Florida’s Planned Communities (Urban Land) El Paso Thinking Big About Transit (Gov Tech) Detroit’s Bike Projects, Past […]

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Study: Traffic Collisions Cost $299.5 Billion a Year, Leading Killer of Americans 5-34 (National Journal) Commuter Transit Tax Benefit Set to Expire This Year (TransNat) Detroit Buses Back in Service After Strike Over Safety for Drivers (Hill, Detroit News) CA HSR: To Build Big and Bold or Small and Less Costly? (Politico) Obama’s Vision for HSR […]

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Trump Preps for Infrastructure Talk, But Congress Is in No Rush (The Hill) In Texas, A Flurry of Bills Threaten High-Speed Rail (Dallas News) Lyft Expands to New Cities … As Uber Does Damage Control (CNN Money) Why Trump’s Attack on California Rail is Concerning (Wired) D.C. Coalition Pushes For Building More Housing By Transit (GGW) America […]

Detroit Abandons Light Rail Dreams, Plans BRT Routes

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There was a lot riding on light rail plans for the city of Detroit. Four years of planning, for one. Almost $100 million in private commitments, for another. But the most important consideration — by far — was the promise of a revitalized Woodward Avenue through the heart of the city’s up-and-coming Midtown neighborhood. Suddenly, […]

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Transit Tax Goes to Voters in Silicon Valley (Mercury News) How Subways Shape Urban Growth (CityLab) Austin Advocates Push for Light Rail on Ballot (Statesman) New Sacramento Transit Chief Vows Fast Action on Bleak Finances (SacBee) Job Sprawl Makes for Long Commutes in Chicago (Chicago Reporter) Metro Shoots Down DC Mayor’s Request to Maintain Late-Night Service (WaPo) Seattle […]