Today’s Headlines

  • Portland Launches Its Bike-Share System – 2,300 Trips in First 24 Hours (BikePortland)
  • Federal Guidelines for Autonomous Cars Expected This Summer (Yahoo)
  • A Suburban Atlanta County That Has Long Shunned Transit Is Preparing to Expand Service (AJC)
  • Politico: GOP Platform “Full of Largely Failed Policy Ideas” “Likely to Go Nowhere”
  • APTA Opposes GOP’s Call to End Federal Transit Funding (Progressive Railroading)
  • Homeowners vs. Renters: In Philadelphia, Residents “Self Gerrymandering” (Philly Mag)
  • NYT: L.A., “Capital of Car Culture” “Warming to Mass Transit”
  • Minneapolis BRT Plan in Turmoil After Suburban County Backs Out (Star Tribune)
  • Tesla Wants to Get Into Making Transit Vehicles (Forbes)

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