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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Americans Drove a Record-Breaking 3.1 Trillion Miles Last Year (AP) Brookings: Obama’s Transportation Budget Would Be a Big Win for Metro Areas NPR Interviews Anthony Foxx on the Future of Self-Driving Cars Mileage Fee Supporters Convene in Washington (The Hill) San Diego’s Big Plan for Downtown Mobility (Next City) NTSB: Wrong Move to Give FTA DC Metro Oversight […]

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Longtime Backers of California High-Speed Rail Raise Legal Objections (LAT) Would the Maryland Gas Tax Go to Transit or Roads? (Examiner) WSJ: “Welcome to the Revival of the Railway Age” Rep. LaTourette: Miles-Traveled Tax Could Happen “Tomorrow” (Bloomberg) NOLA Transit Strives for Accord With Civil Rights Act (NOLA.com) Denver Sees Transit-Oriented Development After Decades of […]

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Chicago Tribune: Hey, Congress, Don’t Favor Cars Over Transit With Double the Budget, Philly’s SEPTA Has Grand Plans (Inquirer) Cincinnati’s Streetcar Victory Took a Decade to Achieve (Urban Cincy) Shuster Pledges to Work With Startups on Transpo Tech (1776) Charlotte Station WSCO Looks at Foxx’s Rise From Mayor to U.S. Transpo Chief Report: Milwaukee Needs Better Transit […]

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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 […]

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Will Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Crash and Burn Too? (The Week) California Breaks With Trump By Upholding Emissions Standards (NYT) Republicans Use Twin Cities Light Rail Project as Culture War Prop (AP) Silicon Valley Asks Feds to Make Good on Promises for Caltrain (Mercury News) Wired Makes the Case for Parking Cash-Out How a Bill in Florida Could […]

Milwaukee Could Pay Big Bucks for Downtown NBA Arena, and Its Parking

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Publicly-financed arenas for privately-owned sports franchises are usually a bad deal for taxpayers. And the proposal for a new Milwaukee Bucks facility looks like a humdinger. Patrick Small at Urban Milwaukee reports that city officials, including Mayor Tom Barrett, haven’t told residents exactly how much they could be on the hook for — though so far the Bucks have […]