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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Bill Peduto, Rising Urbanist Star, Wins Pittsburgh Mayoral Primary

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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Atlanta Transit Chief Moves to Boston to Head the T (Boston.com) To Fund Transpo Projects, Wisconsin Looks at Mileage-Based Driving Fee (Journal Sentinel) Ohio Senator Touts Work on Bus Safety (The Hill) San Clemente Works on Landmark Bike/Ped Plan (OC Register) DIY “Crosswalk Vigilante” Strikes Pittsburgh Neighborhood (Post-Gazette) Uptown Houston Goes for $85.5M Transit Project […]

Today’s Headlines

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Progress Report on the New Twin Cities Green Line (Finance & Commerce) Denver Transit Chief Heads to L.A. (Denver Biz Journal) Is Obama’s Acting Railroad Chief Up to the Task? (Politico) Why Does NIH Want to Build More Parking Right on Top of a Metro? (GGW) Salt Lake City Poised to Revitalize Western Downtown (SL Trib) […]

Gun Lobby’s New Target: The Bus

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Letting people carry firearms on transit vehicles is a new priority for the gun lobby in several states where legislation to expand concealed carry rules to buses and trains is gaining momentum. Proponents of these bills imagine armed transit riders protecting themselves from would-be assailants. Some states, like Texas, already allow guns on transit. But not everyone thinks crowded buses are a […]

Expanding Toronto Bike Share Aims to Bridge the Last Kilometre

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Promising news today from Toronto. Todd Harrison at Spacing Toronto says the city’s bike-share system is expanding thanks to an infusion of funds from Ontario. The best part: Docking stations will be sited near transit stops to bridge “the first and last kilometres.” Harrison sees the move as an indication that Bike Share Toronto will, for the […]

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 […]