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 (LoHud.com)
  • Subway Scenes From Across the World (Business Insider)

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Today’s Headlines

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“Railroad Geek” VP Touts Amtrak in Philly (AP, Philly.com) 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

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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?

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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

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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. […]