Today’s Headlines

  • More Zany Ideas for Protecting Pedestrians from Self-Driving Cars (City Observatory)
  • The 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians (790 KABC)
  • Slate: Uber and Lyft Could Have the Biggest Impact in the South
  • Enormous Mixed-Use Development Promises to Make Miami More Walkable (WLRN)
  • Fresno to Begin Construction on Bus Rapid Transit System This Month (Fresno Bee)
  • London City Council OKs Full Bus Rapid Transit System (880 AM)
  • The Stranger: A Bigger, Better Light Rail Plan for Seattle
  • After Years of Discussion, New Orleans Is Ready for Bike Share (NextCity)
  • Governing Takes a Look at the Performance of Streetcars in Cities Across the U.S.
  • Detroit Regional Transit Proposal Calls for Ann Arbor to Detroit Commuter Rail (MLive)
  • Documentary Explores How Transit Cuts Have Hurt Cleveland Riders (The Fixers)


Detroit Abandons Light Rail Dreams, Plans BRT Routes

There was a lot riding on light rail plans for the city of Detroit. Four years of planning, for one. Almost $100 million in private commitments, for another. But the most important consideration — by far — was the promise of a revitalized Woodward Avenue through the heart of the city’s up-and-coming Midtown neighborhood. Suddenly, […]

Transit Vote 2016: With Historic Decision, Detroit Could Heal Old Divides

We continue our overview of what’s at stake in the big transit ballot initiatives this November with a look at Detroit. Previous installments in this series examined Indianapolis and Seattle The four-county transit ballot measure before voters in Southeast Michigan this November is truly historic. It took 40 years and 23 failed attempts for Detroit and its suburbs to establish a […]