Today’s Headlines

  • Boston Advocates: MBTA Violated Civil Rights When It Ended Late Night Service (Globe)
  • Pittsburgh Bike Safety Campaign: Cyclists “Aren’t Always Right,” “Are Always Fragile” (WESA)
  • Horrifying Australian Traffic Safety Campaign Imagines Human Body Meant to Withstand Crash
  • Cleveland, Mobile, Pittsburgh Snag Funds in New Round of TIGER Grants
  • New Federal Rule Will Require Transit Agencies to Develop Asset Management Plans (MassTransitMag)
  • Doctors Worried Pokémon Go (i.e. Cars) Endangers Kids (KSAT)
  • Edmonton Planning a Calgary-Like Protected Bike Lane Network (Metro News)
  • Mercedes Demonstrates Self-Driving Bus in Amsterdam (Treehugger)
  • Detroit’s “Sprawl King” Trying to Kill Plans for Decent Regional Transit (Motor City Freedom Riders)

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He’s a “top urban influencer.” He promoted parking reform in his campaign to become Pittsburgh’s next mayor. And on Tuesday, City Councilman Bill Peduto won the Democratic mayoral primary, making him something of a shoo-in for the city’s highest office. (Pittsburgh hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since the 1930s.) Just to give you a taste of how tuned in Peduto […]

Setbacks and Victories For Urbanism in Yesterday’s Mayoral Races

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Mayoral elections broke both ways for livability in American cities yesterday: The results of some may slow progress on transit and street safety, while one-midsized city elected an executive who campaigned strongly on light rail expansion and bikeability. The biggest story was Cincinnati’s mayoral race, where Queen City voters backed Democrat John Cranley by a […]

Today’s Headlines

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Georgia Governor’s $10 Billion Transportation Plan: All Roads (AJC via Streetsblog SE) Seattle Light Rail Expansion Opening 6 Months Early, $150 Million Under Budget (MyNorthwest.com) Virginia Lawmakers Butt Heads Over Tolling Solo Drivers on I-66 at Rush Hour (WTOP) Asheville Road Safety Campaign Helped Reduce Bike-Ped Crashes Substantially (Asheville.com) New Research Helps Explain How People Choose […]

Today’s Headlines

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In California, Plummeting Gas Tax Revenue Hurts Transit Projects (LA Times) Plans Speeding Up for Houston-Dallas High-Speed Rail (Houston Chron) How Will We Wade Through the Politics of Driverless Cars? (Boston Globe) What’s Behind Maryland Gov. Hogan’s Pursuit of Maglev Rail? (WaPo) BRT Could Be the Best Solution for Charleston’s Gridlock (Post and Courier) New NACTO Guide Sees Protected Bike […]

Today’s Headlines

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Detroit’s Transit Tax Proposal Flounders (Detroit News) DC Metro Boss Proposes Slashing Late-Night Hours (Washington City Paper) Ruling Expected Today for Route 66 BRT (KRQE) How a Reimagined I-94 Could Reconnect Twin Cities (Fast Lane) Maryland’s Purple Line to Get Funding Sign-Off Next Week (WaPo) Why Portland Took So Long on Bike-Share (City Lab) Plans Advance to Improve […]

Today’s Headlines

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Is 2015 Deadline Feasible for Automated Rail Safety System? (The Hill, LA Times) Star-Telegram: Federal Funds Could Be “Light at End of Tunnel” for TEX Rail California High-Speed Rail Agency to Appeal Court Ruling (Fresno Bee) Bike/Ped Infrastructure Gets Boost in Pittsburgh and Charleston (Tree Hugger) Dispute Over Boston Commuter Rail Deal Heads to Court (Boston […]