Today’s Headlines

  • How an Anti-Growth Mentality Threatens Equality (NYT)
  • Fatal Tesla Crash Highlights Lack of Federal Regs for Driverless Cars (LA Times)
  • Philly Area Pulls One-Third of Rail Cars Out of Service Due to Structural Problem (AP)
  • The First Bike-Share Fatality in America Happened in Chicago (Streetsblog Chicago)
  • Has the Silver Line Boom Been Too Much, Too Soon for Tysons? (WaPo)
  • Maryland Attorney General Warns That Delay Could Jeopardize Purple Line (Bethesda Mag)
  • Indianapolis Moves Ahead With BRT Plans While Waiting for Feds (IBJ)
  • Tennessean: Nashville’s Big, Bold Transit Plans Aren’t Enough
  • Boston Tries “Park and Pedals” for Last-Mile Solution (Beyond DC)
  • How the Final Funds for Hurricane Sandy Repairs Will Be Spent (AP)
  • One Woman’s Cross-Country Trip Via Train, Bus, and Bike (Modesto Bee)


Today’s Headlines

Under GOP Attack, Amtrak Ridership Hits Record High (AP) Massachusetts Looks to Triple Non-Car Travel by 2030 (The Globe, The Republican) Chicago Declares Busy Street “Greenest in America” (Sun-Times) Bike Economy Reaches Critical Mass in Detroit (Model D) DC: Don’t Get Too Excited for That Streetcar Yet (GGW, Housing Complex) LaHood Highlights Public Transit in […]

Today’s Headlines

Conflicting Regulations Make for Uncertain Path Forward for Self-Driving Cars (The Hill) Lyft Prez: Car Ownership Will “All But End” in Major Cities By 2025 (Fortune) Bicycling Mag Names Chicago the Nation’s “Most Bike-Friendly City” (Chicago Trib) Even Congress Seems to Have Lost Faith in DC Metro’s Repair Deadline (WaPo) How Light Rail Could Change the Game […]

The Inside Story of How Chicago Built the Dearborn Street Bike Lane

Editor’s note: As transportation commissioner for DC and later Chicago, Gabe Klein was pivotal in the development of a new model for big-city DOTs. Along with Janette Sadik-Khan in New York, Klein (who sits on the board of OpenPlans, the organization that publishes Streetsblog) pioneered an approach that prioritized people instead of cars and emphasized the importance of […]

Telling the Story of Chicago, One Train Stop at a Time

The Train Stop Guide website would allow you to rate and describe every train stop in Chicago. Image: Carfree Chicago. It’s amazing how much a strong transit system can reshape the city around it. And not just through the physical changes that transit brings, but the mental ones too. A transit system can reshape the […]

How Can Bicycles and Buses Share the Road More Safely?

Share the Road – Buses and Bicycles from Chicago Bicycle Program on Vimeo. Yesterday morning, Megan Charlop was killed by a bus in the Bronx after apparently being doored and knocked into traffic by the driver of a parked car while riding her bike. Anyone who regularly rides a bicycle in New York City or […]

Columbus Wins $50 Million “Smart City” Grant. What Put It Over the Top?

U.S. DOT announced the winner of its $50 million “Smart City” grant yesterday, and Columbus, Ohio, bested finalists San Francisco, Portland, Austin, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Denver for the prize. Many other cities had applied for this federal funding to demonstrate how new technologies can improve urban streets and transportation. In its application, Columbus focused on improving job access […]