Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge Wraps Up (WaPo, Austin Chron)
  • Tampa Abandons Latest Transpo Tax Plan (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Atlanta Kicks Off Bike-Share With Downtown Ride (AJC)
  • Young Affluent People Are Moving to Urban Cores, and Not Just on the Coasts (WSJ)
  • Rival Plans Emerge to Expand Kansas City Transit (KC Star)
  • Grants Boost TOD Across Connecticut (CT Post)
  • Clevelanders Prep for Life After Transit Cuts (Plain Dealer)
  • Milwaukee BRT Plan Skirts the Usual Fervent Transit Opposition (Milwaukee Biz Journal)
  • LA Times Op-Ed: Let’s Try Walking as a First-Mile, Last-Mile Solution

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Today’s Headlines

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Per-Capita Driving Lower Than During “Pit of the Recession” Across the U.S. (Frontier Group) Portland Mayor Pushes Tolls at Earl Blumenauer’s Transpo Forum (Oregonian) Leaving NYC and SF to Cure Homebuyer Sticker Shock in Oklahoma City (NYT) Town Center Developments Urbanize Boston Suburbs (Globe) Chicago-to-Iowa City Rail Link Inches Closer to Reality (Quad City Times) Georgia Working […]

Today’s Headlines

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California Senators Try to Avoid Repeat of San Francisco Transit Strike (The Hill) Also in California, Labor Dispute Holds Back Fed Funds for Transit (LAT) How Will That Purple Line Private Partnership Work Out for D.C.? (GGW) TIGER Grant to Help Build Modern Train Station in Rochester, NY (Progressive Railroading, AP) Kids Aren’t Really Playing in […]

Koch Money Seeps Into Milwaukee to Oppose Streetcar

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Back in September we wrote about the various ways the Koch brothers are using their money to upend local transit projects. Four months later, Koch money is intensifying the assault against two more transit lines. Right now in the DC region, opponents of the Purple Line are trotting out Koch-funded “expert” Randall O’Toole, whom the press […]

Milwaukee Transit to Get a Desperately Needed Boost

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If there’s one region in the country that desperately needs better transit, it’s Milwaukee. And there are a ton of places that badly need better transit. The notoriously segregated Milwaukee region lacks strong transit connections between the city and growing suburban job centers. About 47 percent of the region’s African American population, mostly concentrated in […]

6 Transportation Ballot Initiatives to Watch Next Tuesday

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Next week, voters in Maryland and Wisconsin may tell state officials to keep their greedy paws off transportation funds. Louisianans will consider whether to create an infrastructure bank to help finance projects. Texans will weigh the wisdom of raiding the state’s Rainy Day Fund for — what else? — highways. And Massachusetts activists who have […]

Today’s Headlines

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DOT Releases $500M for 40 TIGER Grants, Including $135M for Rail (Bond Buyer, RT&S) Federal Judge Greenlights Route 66 BRT Plan in Albuquerque (ABQ Journal) Denver’s Having a Banner Transit Year, But Gaps Remain (Denver Post) Kansas City Streetcar More Than Doubles Ridership Predictions (KC Star) Utah Transit Fight Heads to State Supreme Court (Salt Lake Trib) Milwaukee […]