Today’s Headlines

  • Clinton at Mayors Conference: Cities Are “Where Things Are Getting Done” (Indy Star)
  • In San Diego, Sales Tax for Transportation Moves to Ballot (KPBS, SD Reader)
  • Anthony Foxx on Why Columbus Won the Smart City Challenge (Forbes)
  • The Importance of Getting Light Rail Right in Downtown Dallas (D Mag)
  • Houston’s $7B Freeway-Widening Plan (Houston Chron)
  • Transit Districts Take Root Across Connecticut (Hartford Courant)
  • What Southeast Michigan Is Up to With “Smart Roads” (Crain’s Detroit)
  • Arkansas Leaders Get Firsthand Cycling Inspiration From Denmark (Democrat-Gazette)
  • Federal Complaint Alleges Discrimination in Westchester’s Transit Fare Hike (
  • Subway Scenes From Across the World (Business Insider)


Today’s Headlines

“Railroad Geek” VP Touts Amtrak in Philly (AP, Shuster, LaHood and Warner Opine on Transpo Funding (The Hill) Across the Country, Non-Rush Hour Transit Rides Are on the Rise (Atlantic Cities) … But What Are the Barriers to All-Day Service? (Atlantic Cities) SunRail Line Draws Development in Orlando (Orlando Sentinel) How “Complete Streets” Upends […]

Hawaii: Say “Aloha” To Transit-Oriented Development

Craig Chester is a fellow at Smart Growth America. Not all transportation in Honolulu, Hawaii is a walk on the beach. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and warm temperatures, Honolulu is also plagued by heavy traffic congestion and delays. High energy costs and a lack of transportation choices compound the challenges of getting around […]

How Would You Define Transit-Oriented Development?

It’s a welcome sign of progress that developers are beginning to shift towards building more walkable, mixed-use projects. Of course, now that more builders recognize the value of transit-oriented development, the term is vulnerable to exploitation. Tools like Walk Score and Abogo can help consumers find walkable places to live with good transit options, but […]

Occupy Wall Street’s Poorly Targeted Transit Action

Occupy Wall Street is getting active in the transit discussion, but sometimes its efforts can seem a little misdirected. There was last week’s fare-jumping incident in New York, something that didn’t win them a lot of friends in the transit industry. Occupy Boston has organized a National Day of Action for Public Transportation for Wednesday. […]