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?


Today’s Headlines

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

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 […]

Indestructible Cincinnati Streetcar Faces Another Foe

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 […]

Cincinnati Mayor Offers Last-Minute Plan to Save the Streetcar

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, who campaigned on the idea of killing the city’s under-construction streetcar, announced today he will allow the project to continue if operating costs can be funded through fares, advertising and private donations for the first 30 years. That’s the report from the Cincinnati Business Courier following the mayor’s big announcement this […]