Today’s Headlines

  • Austin Mayor Tests Whether Staggered Work Times Can Remedy Congestion (Building ATX)
  • Ford Wants to Remake Its Dearborn Headquarters to be Walkable and Bikeable (Detroit News)
  • One in Four U.S. Cars Had Bad Airbags; Largest Recall in U.S. History (Detroit News)
  • Highrises on the Rise in Nashville (Tennessean)
  • Ohio Supreme Court Snub Means Cincinnati Is on the Hook for Streetcar Utility Relocation (WVXU)
  • Despite Complaints From Drivers, Cincinnati Sticking With Protected Bike Lane (WCPO)
  • Boulder’s B-Cycle Doubles Year-Over-Year Ridership (Daily Camera)
  • Uber Says It’s Doing Away With Surge Pricing (MPR)
  • Wired: Raising Speed Limits Is Irresponsible, But States Keep Doing it Anyway
  • Kansas City Star: Will the New Streetcar Line Flop?

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Today’s Headlines

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Philly Commuter Rail Returns to Normal After Three-Month Headache (USA Today) Can Miami Transit Compete With Culture of “Cool Cars”? (Miami New Times) Virginia Beach Light Rail Estimates Now $84M Lower (Pilot) Cincinnati Demands On-Time Service From New Streetcar (Enquirer) …Northern Kentucky Still Wants In on the Cincy Streetcar Action (Soapbox Cincinnati) Uber’s Plan to Take on the […]

Tracking the Streetcar Comeback in American Cities

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Streetcars are back in the U.S. in a big way. Inspired by the Portland Streetcar, and helped along by federal programs like New Starts and TIGER, cities across the United States are breaking ground and beginning service on modern streetcar systems. At Beyond DC, Dan Malouff runs down the projects that will begin service this […]

Streetsie Awards: The Best of 2013 (Part One)

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Happy 2014, everybody! I hope you had a great winter break and got home safely from your New Years Eve revelry (remembering, of course, the perils of walking or taking transit while drunk). We had an incredible response to our Streetsie awards poll. Here are the winners of Streetsblog’s annual awards for awesomeness. (The boneheads […]

Indestructible Cincinnati Streetcar Faces Another Foe

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When you live in a state where the governor uses the phrase “train cult,” transit victories are hard-fought. That has been particularly so for the Cincinnati streetcar. In the decade-plus this project has been moving toward construction, it has seen more assassination attempts and intrigue than the literary heroes of ancient Greece. You’ll recall that […]

Today’s Headlines

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More Developers Are Building Without Parking (WSJ) 50,000 People Ride Cincinnati Streetcar on Opening Weekend (Business Journal) Edward Hume: How Transportation Overkill Is Killing Us (NYT) Google’s “Cozy” Relationship With Self-Driving Car Regulators (The Atlantic) Federal Grant Will Bring Health Clinics to St. Louis Metro Stations (STL Today) …One of 19 Health-Transportation Projects Funded With $7 Million From […]