Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx Appoints Special Adviser on DC Metro Oversight (WaPo)
  • Montgomery County, MD, Speeds Up and Waters Down Its BRT Plans (GGW)
  • Texas High-Speed Rail Fight Heads to Washington (Dallas Observer)
  • Inaugural “Better Bike-Share” Conference Takes Place in Philly Next Month (Next City)
  • Homeland Security Wants More Security Theater on Amtrak (The Hill)
  • Is a Transit Boom on the Way for Metro Detroit? (WDET)
  • Kansas City Works on TOD Policy to Snag Federal Funds (KSHB)
  • The “Uber Abstinent” Have Their Reasons (Vice Motherboard)
  • In Minnesota, Fieldwork Begins for Reviving Northern Lights Rail (StarTrib)
  • Vooch

    regarding Security theater on Antrack. it’s just a scam to increase their budget. taking the train from Baltimore BWI to NYC is already an ordeal because of the dipshit security theater. Now these incompetant clowns want to make it even worse ?

    In Europe, one can pay cash to buy a one way train ticket that crosses a half dozen borders with no security louts treating you like a wanton criminal.

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Budget Deal Includes $15M for Rail Safety (Newsday) Existing Technology Onboard the Metro-North Train Could Have Prevented Crash (AP) Unanswered Questions Still Haunt Metro-North (Shelton Herald) CA High-Speed Rail Should Start Over With Shorter, More Efficient Route (LAT) What’s Next For Oklahoma’s Transit? (Tulsa World) What Do 40 Wasted Sandwiches Teach Us About Parking? (Grist) […]

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As Traffic Deaths Rise, Cities Across U.S. Pursue Lower Speed Limits (WaPo) What’s Behind America’s Declining Transit Ridership? (CityLab) Boston Leads Nation in Light Rail Derailments (Boston Globe) DC Metro May Sell Station Naming Rights to Raise Cash (WaPo) Houston Speeds Up Project to Demolish Downtown Freeway (Houston Chron) NYT: What Happened to Trump’s Infrastructure Plan? […]