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)

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

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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

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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 […]

Federal Fast-Track Process Strips Transit Component From Tappan Zee

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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 […]

Urban Traffic Report Sparks Clever Headlines, But Little Transit Talk

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(Photo: TTI Urban Mobility Report) The latest edition of the Texas Transportation Institute’s influential urban mobility report was released today, prompting a flurry of mainstream media coverage focused largely on a faux-ironic theme that would do Alanis Morrissette proud — the bad economy is giving us less traffic! The TTI found a one-hour drop in […]

Yes, Transit Belongs in the Highway Trust Fund

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As gas tax revenues wane, making it harder to finance a long-term transportation bill, ideas are beginning to circulate about how to save the (very poorly named) Highway Trust Fund. Some say the gas tax needs to rise. Others say fewer programs need to be financed out of the fund, which pays for all federal […]