Today’s Headlines

  • Closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Didn’t Cause Carmaggedon (Crosscut)
  • Anthony Foxx Warns He May Shut Down D.C. Metro to Prevent Another Fire (Reuters)
  • How Likely Is It That Boston’s Green Line Extension Will Get Built? (Globe)
  • Rural Lawmakers Hold Up Bill That Would Open the Door to North Carolina Light Rail (WRAL)
  • Pennsylvania Gov Tom Wolf: “Playing Field Stacked Against Cities” (Inquirer)
  • Will Minnesota Chip in For Twin Cities’ Third Light Rail Line? (Star Tribune)
  • Oakland Opens a Parking-Protected Bike Lane (CBS SF)
  • Columbus to Construct 25-Story “Millennial Tower” on a Parking Lot (Dispatch)
  • Sprawl and Waukesha, Wisconsin’s Big Great Lakes Water Grab (The Atlantic)
  • Are Families Choosing Unwalkable Suburbs, or Settling for Them? (City Lab)

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Today’s Headlines

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Diane Rehm Show Examines the Urban Shift Against Car-Based Planning Transit Champion Robert Kiley Dies at 80 (WaPo) Cities Catch on to the High Cost of Free Parking (Governing) Despite Bipartisan Backing, Twin Cities Orange Line Needs Cash (StarTrib) Denver Tries Out Free Lyft Rides to Light Rail (Denver Biz Journal) St. Louis Parking Funds Go Toward Transit […]