Today’s Headlines

  • Court Denies Amtrak Regulatory Powers Over Competitors (The Hill)
  • Feds Grant $25 Million For Rail Infrastructure Upgrades (OH&S)
  • Do NJ Rail Riders Pay the Highest Fares in U.S.? (NJ.com)
  • New Buildings Near Chicago’s L Line Geared Mostly to Affluent Residents (Chicago Trib, Streetsblog Chi)
  • Maryland Purple Line Proponents Push for Public/Private Partnership to Build It (MC Sentinel)
  • New Project Will Link 20 Miles of Detroit Walking/Bike Paths (CBS)
  • Nashville Mayor Emphasizes Transit, Affordable Housing (Nashville Scene)
  • Housing Sprouts Near Train Stations in Lower Hudson Valley (LoHud.com)
  • Paris’s Plan for Car-Free Sundays (CityLab)
  • HamTech87

    Great story in Lohud about Westchester County, New York, but how much parking will these buildings have?
    Creating housing in suburban downtowns does not necessarily translate into more commercial activity and pedestrians on the streets. As we’ve seen in the past decade, those new residents rarely venture out on foot. Instead, they hop on the regional rail lines to get to work, and then hop in their conveniently located cars to do anything else.

    What’s really scary is seeing former EDC-head Seth Pinsky as part of this. His parking extravaganzas in urban places like the South Bronx are infamous.

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Feds Give $1.2B to Silver Line Phase II (GSN) GOP Senators Predict New Funding Source for Transpo (The Hill) Developers Take Interest in Twin Cities Light Rail (Finance & Commerce) DC Metro Pays Nearly $5M to Settle Suit Over No-Bid Contract (WaPo) Gov Tech: U.S. Can’t Keep Tolerating Transportation Mediocrity UK Study: Transit Riders Weigh Less […]

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Michael Bloomberg Urges Cities to Prepare for Self-Driving Cars (WaPo) A Car and Driver Q&A With Anthony Foxx on the Future of Transportation Twin Cities Get Federal Grant to Plan Development Along New Light Rail Line (F&C) Uber Endorses Seattle Transit Ballot Measure (GeekWire) Chicago Black Lives Matter Activists Discuss Transportation Justice With Chicago Reader Does Metro Run Through DC’s Most Populated Areas? […]

Today’s Headlines

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Biden Lets Slip a Criticism of Congress for Failing to Raise Gas Tax (The Hill) $600M in TIGER Grants to be Announced Next Month (Transport Topics) One Hopeful Competitor: The Detroit Streetcar (Detroit News) Lyft Launches Carpooling Service, With Uber Right Behind (NYT, Forbes) In Nashville, Gabe Klein Talks TOD, BRT (Nashville Biz Journal) How Can Dallas […]
Nashville's "nMotion" plan is a bold long-term vision for transit. But will the city also take care of the basics?

As Nashville’s Mayor Pushes Light Rail to Win Referendum, What Will Happen to Buses?

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sustained Koch Brothers-funded attack. Since then, the city has elected a new mayor and decided on a new vision for transit. Yesterday, Mayor Megan Barry said a light rail line would be the first project funded under her plan, which is likely to go before voters next year. While that moves forward, there is a lot Nashville can do in the meantime to improve its lackluster bus network.

Now Arriving: Transit-Oriented Development

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Much of the talk on the Streetsblog Network in the past few days, perhaps prompted by the recently concluded Congress for the New Urbanism conference, is about transit-oriented development. The real estate crisis, it seems, may finally be pushing the issue into the mainstream. Photo of housing near a new light rail line by Light […]