Today’s Headlines

  • Pokémon Go Has More People Walking, But Not Without Hazards (CurbedNBC NY)
  • Stakes Rise for Self-Driving Car Startups After Tesla Crash (Reuters)
  • Ex-U.S. DOT Exec to Head Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project (WSJ)
  • Survey Says: Pittsburgh Wants More Transit (Post-Gazette)
  • Could Portland See Transpo Measure on the Ballot in 2018? (Bike Portland)
  • Chicago’s Union Station Makeover Moves Forward (Chicago Trib)
  • Review Finds Boston Transit’s Cash-Counting Operation “Poorly and Inefficiently Run” (Globe)
  • Planners Grade Detroit After Urbanism Conference (Crain’s Detroit)
  • Montreal Trades Elevated Highway for Pedestrian-Friendly Boulevard (Next City)

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Study: Traffic Collisions Cost $299.5 Billion a Year, Leading Killer of Americans 5-34 (National Journal) Commuter Transit Tax Benefit Set to Expire This Year (TransNat) Detroit Buses Back in Service After Strike Over Safety for Drivers (Hill, Detroit News) CA HSR: To Build Big and Bold or Small and Less Costly? (Politico) Obama’s Vision for HSR […]

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Transpo Advocates, Toll Opponents Praise Proposed Gas Tax Hike (The Hill) Detroit Light Rail Will Proceed, Despite Funding Gap (Detroit News) America’s New Oil Crisis: Crashing Trains (Politico) Fast Lane Looks Back at 100 Years of American Bus Travel So Which Is It: Is Atlanta “Dangerous by Design” or Easily Walkable? (Decaturish) Texas Looks to Emulate Japan […]

Detroit's Sprawl King: Transit Expansion Plan Would Be a "Job Killer"

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We’ve been following Detroit’s efforts to remake itself as a less car-dependent, more sustainable city, with great interest. There seems to be a growing understanding in the Motor City that bikeability, walkability and improved transit service are imperative to remake the economy and reverse the city’s infamous urban decay. So much so that private investors […]

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Lee County, Florida, Hopes for TIGER Grant Today (News-Press) Link Between Transpo Planning and Health Gets More Attention (Trans Issues Daily) Richard Florida on Why Start-Ups Are Avoiding Office Parks in the Burbs (Atlantic Cities) Detroit News: Give Up on Feds, Use Private Money for Infrastructure Boomers Opting for Smaller “Pocket Neighborhoods” (AARP) Busy Bike […]

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Congress Didn’t Act, So Commuters Lose Transit Tax Benefits (Atlantic Cities, Time) Virginia Pilot: Rail Improves Cities Central Florida Takes Walking and Cycling Counts for First Time (Orlando Sentinel) Detroit Goes More Bike-Friendly for 2014 (AP) And Baton Rouge Makes Smart Growth Resolution (WWNO) In Missouri, Push for Transpo Sales Tax Continues (St. Louis Public Radio) […]