Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Tax Goes to Voters in Silicon Valley (Mercury News)
  • How Subways Shape Urban Growth (CityLab)
  • Austin Advocates Push for Light Rail on Ballot (Statesman)
  • New Sacramento Transit Chief Vows Fast Action on Bleak Finances (SacBee)
  • Job Sprawl Makes for Long Commutes in Chicago (Chicago Reporter)
  • Metro Shoots Down DC Mayor’s Request to Maintain Late-Night Service (WaPo)
  • Seattle Transit Board Greenlights Speedier Light Rail Plans (The Stranger)
  • Honolulu Mayor: Shorter Rail Line Could Cost Taxpayers Long-Term (Hawaii News Now)
  • Amtrak Makes Policy Allowing Small Pets Permanent (The Hill)
  • Gondolas (Yes, Gondolas), the New Trend in Urban Transport (Bloomberg)

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Today’s Headlines

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“New Starts” to Boost Chicago Transit (AP, Chicago Trib) Shuster Rearranges House Transit Committee (The Hill) $2.4B Transpo Bill Clears Pennsylvania House, Heads to Senate (Post-Gazette, Inquirer) Lawmakers Raise Questions, Concerns About Driverless Cars (The Hill) Utah Offers Model for Transpo Lobbying (SL Trib) Streetcar Plans Move Forward in Minneapolis (StarTrib) Wichita Transit System Runs Short […]

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Texas A&M Releases Urban Mobility Report, Which Promptly Gets Ripped to Shreds (Planetizen, GGW) Actually, AP, Americans Wasted Way More Than 2 1/2 Days in the Car Last Year Transpo Bill Weakens Truck Safety Measures (Cap Times) Phoenix Approves Light Rail Tax Package (T4America, AZ Central, New Times) Uncertainty About Boston’s Long-Planned Green Line Freaks Out Homeowners […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

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Can the World Halve Traffic Deaths and Injuries By 2020? (Guardian) Star Trib: Twin Cities Can’t Afford to Give Up on Transit Expansion Projects Connecticut Divided on NE Corridor Amtrak Plans (CT Mirror) The Case for Single Ride Bike-Share Fares (NextCity) Governing: Why Are New Cities So Blah? Changing Track on the Dallas Light-Rail Plan (Dallas News) In New […]

Today’s Headlines

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Anthony Foxx Confirmation Process Advances to Full Senate (McClatchy, Bloomberg) Congress Pushes to Make Commuter Tax Benefits Permanent (WaPo) Shuster Gets Frank on Amtrak Vision (E&E Daily) New Spending Formula in NC Could Doom Trains, Sidewalks, Bikes, and Transit (News Observer) Pierce County, WA, Makes Major Bus Cuts (King5) AJC Airs Two Sides of Georgia Passenger […]

Does Transit-Oriented Development Work Even Without Transit?

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Yes, says urban planner Neil Payton. From his guest column today on Reconnecting America’s blog: Denver’s light rail, in the background, ended up increasing the value of nearby homes. (Photo: Denver Post) Either [local planners] view [transit access] as too distant a possibility to factor in or, ironically, they view rail transit as a means […]