Today’s Headlines

  • What 100 Mayoral Speeches Say About the State of U.S. Cities (Next City)
  • In San Ysidro, Busiest Border Entry in Western Hemisphere Gets Pedestrian Crossing (Union-Trib)
  • Tesla Asked to Brief Senate on Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash (The Verge)
  • Oregon May Push High-Speed Rail Into Distant Future (Register-Guard)
  • Transit Agencies Use Pokemon Go to Spur Ridership (Progressive Railroading)
  • Northern Denver Burbs to Get Rail Link This Month (Denver Post)
  • Why Has Growth Been Slow for Fort Collins BRT Corridor? (Coloradoan)
  • Athens, GA, Considers Permanent Free Rides for Young People (Online Athens)
  • Utah Board Speeds Up Funding for Provo BRT (Deseret News)
  • Vancouver Sees “Sea Change” in Businesses’ Attitudes Toward Bike Lanes (Sun)

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Foxx to Congress: “Show a Little Political Courage” on Highway Trust Fund (Reuters, The Hill) California Senate Leader Proposes Fuel Tax for Transit (AP) Foxx, Shuster, Boxer to Speak at Next Week’s AASHTO Event (Better Roads) In L.A., Feds Commit $670M to Light Rail Connector (L.A. Times) Study: Our Most Vibrant Cities Have the Greatest […]

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Pressure Grows for DC Metro to Return Late-Night Service (WAMU) Why Was NJ Transit Train Speeding Before Crash? (Atlantic) Pittsburgh to Launch New Mobility Department Next Year (PGH City Paper) Milwaukie, OR, Basks in “Economic Glow” From Light Rail (Oregonian) Ridership Higher Than Ever for Seattle-Area Transit (The Stranger) Denver BRT Line Gets Boost From […]

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Car Loans: The Next Subprime Crisis (Salon) Montgomery County, MD, Leaders Embrace BRT Plan (WaPo) Commuter Rail Welcomed for Denver’s Northern Burbs (Denver Post) Intercity Bus Chains Lure Thanksgiving Travelers (AP) Time is Running Out to Preserve Transit Subsidy for Federal Employees (Federal News Radio) Modesto Bee Says California High-Speed Rail Setback Not a “Golden […]

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Senate to Mark Up Transpo Bill Next Week (The Hill) In Denver, Foxx Celebrates Grand Opening of Union Station (Denver Biz Journal) Under Discussion: “China-Russia-Canada-America” High-Speed Rail (Guardian) Amtrak Returns to St. Paul After 43 Years (Railway Age) WaPo Looks at the Transpo Funding Problem Cycling’s on the Rise in Smaller Cities, Too (Atlantic Cities) […]

State Interference in Nashville BRT Could Have National Implications

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Annie Weinstock is the regional director for the U.S. and Africa at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Last week saw the quiet death of the misguided, Koch brothers-funded Tennessee Senate Bill 2243, which would have effectively banned real bus rapid transit in Tennessee. The Senate’s outrageous overreach, attempting to prohibit transit from using dedicated […]

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DOT Releases $500M for 40 TIGER Grants, Including $135M for Rail (Bond Buyer, RT&S) Federal Judge Greenlights Route 66 BRT Plan in Albuquerque (ABQ Journal) Denver’s Having a Banner Transit Year, But Gaps Remain (Denver Post) Kansas City Streetcar More Than Doubles Ridership Predictions (KC Star) Utah Transit Fight Heads to State Supreme Court (Salt Lake Trib) Milwaukee […]