Today’s Headlines

  • 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 Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (Philly.com)
  • A New Focus on Walkability for Downtown Dallas (Dallas News)
  • DOT Makes $200M Available for Safety Tech on Commuter Rail (Progressive Railroading)
  • A Vision for High-Speed Rail in the Midwest (Progressive.org)
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: New Downtown Connection Could Make Amends for Civic Arena’s Damage

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Today’s Headlines

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Bernie Sanders Pitches $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill… But No Funding Source (WaPo) How Low Gas Prices Could Spell Trouble for Obama’s Climate Plan (National Journal) House T&I Committee Announces Subcomittee Assignments Minnesota Gov Slaps Parks Board for Stalling LRT, Plans Tax Hikes for Transpo (F&C, Pioneer Press) Winter Storms Aren’t a Big Deal For Walkable, Transit-Oriented Communities […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obama: U.S. Infrastructure “Embarrassing” Compared to China (The Hill, Bloomberg) On the Hill, Petri, Blumenauer Push for 15-Cent Gas Tax Hike (The Hill) Deadline Extensions Give MD’s New Governor More Time on Purple Line (Baltimore Sun) CicLAvia Continues Tradition of Letting People Take Over the Streets (Next City) NYC’s Noah Budnick to Head San Francisco Bike […]

Today’s Headlines

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Dallas Leaders: 15-Stories of Parking by DART Will “Keep Downtown Healthy” (Dallas Morning News) NYT: Transit Paramount to Fighting Poverty Officials Say Defeat of Michigan’s Roads Tax Proposal Means Conditions Will Get Worse (Detroit News) Cities Make Great Retirement Homes (Next City) Atlanta Beltline Proposal Envisions 50 Miles of Streetcars (Curbed Atlanta) A Prosecutor Explains Why Word Choice — Crash vs. Accident […]

How to Make TOD Work in Metro Dallas: Plano Shows the Way

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For decades, Dallas mega-suburb Plano planned and prepared for this moment. The historic downtown — a poorly-scaled anachronism from when this city of 260,000 housed a mere 3,500 people — was revitalized and reimagined as a “transit village.” Tax increment financing helped support urban-style, walkable development. All because DART was building a rail line and […]

Parking Madness: Newark vs. Dallas

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We’re halfway through the first round of the 2014 Parking Madness tournament, with Kansas City, Detroit, Chicago, and Jacksonville having advanced to the next round. Today’s matchup pairs two very different cities with the same problem: parking craters. A reader submitted the following definition yesterday: park-ing cra-ter (noun) is “ugly, and an inefficient use of space in a […]