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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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 […]

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Romney: As President, I’d Borrow to Pay for Transportation Infrastructure (Transpo Nation) Senator Brown’s Transit Flexibility Bill Is Badly Needed in Many Cities (T4A) Mexico City’s Sleek New Buses Cut Pollution, Generate Carbon Credit Sales (Reuters) Strong Support for Texting Ban Runs Deeper in Missouri Town (HuffPo) BRT Is Great But Is It to Blame […]

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Senators Skeptical of Plan to Use Postal Service Funds for Transpo (Nat’l Journal, Bloomberg) Joshua Schank: Time to Come Up with 21st-Century Solution for Transpo Funding (NYT) LaHood Talks High-Speed Rail With Sac Bee Another Report Finds Safer Streets = More Pedestrians (HuffPo) Politico Explores Partisan Undercurrents of D.C.’s New Silver Line  Bill Would Give Cities […]

Transit Vote 2016: Seattle’s Huge, Imperfect Transit Expansion

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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 Seattle. The first installment of this series examined Indianapolis. The transit expansion plan on the ballot in Seattle this November is a big one. Known as ST3, the proposal calls for a 62-mile expansion of grade-separated light rail extending […]

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, […]

Transportation Projects Chosen For Federal Fast-Tracking Lean Multi-Modal

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Last month Streetsblog asked whether President Obama would select transportation projects that reduce congestion, improve air quality, and create jobs when he picked several infrastructure investments, among those recommended by agency officials, to fast-track. The selection of these projects, intended to help spur short-term job creation, could avoid the mistakes of the 2009 stimulus program, […]