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.