Today’s Headlines

  • NRDC on Why U.S. DOT Should Require States to Measure Carbon Emissions From Transportation
  • Louisiana Congressman Blames Buses for Baton Rouge’s Traffic Problems (Mass Transit)
  • Anthony Foxx Finishes His Tour of the Netherlands (Mass Transit)
  • Does Transit Always Increase Land Value? (CityLab)
  • Sacramento Streetcar Proponents Are Back With a Pricier Plan (Sacramento Bee)
  • Elementary School Students in Tulsa Help Test Pop-Up Bike Lanes (Tulsa World)
  • D.C. Metrobus Drivers Rack Up Traffic Camera Violations (WaPo)
  • Tampa Approves “Mobility Fee” for Developments to Fund Transportation (TB Times)
  • Upgraded Pedestrian Plazas Open in Raleigh (News Observer)


CA Voters Reject Measures With Lots of Highway Money and a Dash of Transit

On Tuesday night, voters approved major transit improvement plans in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Raleigh, and Seattle. There were other types of transportation measures on local ballots — they focused on highway expansion and lumped in transit funding as a secondary consideration. TransitCenter reports that in California, highway-centric packages didn’t have the same appeal as transit-focused ballot measures: Consider California. While […]

Hillary Feels Staten Island’s Pain on Traffic

While transportation issues are clearly not very high up on Mayor Bloomberg’s agenda, at least one New York elected official is acknowledging that the city has major traffic problems in need of big solutions. At last week’s Staten Island Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Clinton focused almost exclusively on transportation issues, according to the Advance: From scorning Staten […]

Today’s Headlines

MBTA Approves Boston’s Green Line Extension (Globe) Central Florida Will Use Gas Tax Funds for Transit (Fox 35 Orlando) Pre-Construction Work Begins on Albuquerque’s Bus Rapid Transit, Despite Lawsuits (KRQE) Washington Post Scares People Off Their Bikes Austin Chronicle Writer Takes on Victim-Blaming Culture Around Traffic Collisions Buffalo News: Bike Lanes Are Squeezing Drivers Neighborhood Walkability, Body […]

Federal Fast-Track Process Strips Transit Component From Tappan Zee

We reported yesterday that the Obama administration had selected 14 infrastructure projects, including five transportation projects, to put on the fast track for construction. We mentioned that there were early warnings from transit advocates that at least one of these projects might not go exactly as planned. Noah Kazis at Streetsblog NYC looked deeper into […]