Today’s Headlines

  • Lone Star Rail Project Faces Life-or-Death Verdict Today (American-Statesman)
  • DC Metro Faces Tough Prospects for Funding on the Hill; Foxx Praises Oversight Progress (WaPo)
  • How U.S. Downtowns Have Become Centers of Economic Strength (WSJ)
  • LA Metro Doesn’t Have Enough Rail Cars to Meet Surging Demand for Expo Line (LA Times)
  • Austin’s $720M Mobility Plan Gains Political Momentum (CBS Austin)
  • Ground Broken on Central Ohio’s First BRT Line (WCBE)
  • Seattle Advocates Fight “Highway on Top of Highway” (Next City)
  • Detroit News: Compromises Strengthen Regional Transit Plan’s Chances at the Ballot Box
  • Three Key Execs Leave Google’s Self-Driving Car Unit (Recode)
  • How Olympic Host Cities Can Avoid Short-Sighted Transit Decisions (Wired)
  • The Dutch Are Beating Olympic Traffic on Two Wheels (WSJ)

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Obama Cites Transit Projects, Not Just Roads and Bridges, As Job-Creators (Chronicle) Obama Says Even God Wants Congress to Pass His Jobs Plan (AP) Mica Insists “Current Spending Levels” Doesn’t Mean You Have to Account For Inflation (JOC) Senate Appropriations Bill Includes Money For New York – New Jersey Amtrak Tunnel (NJ Today) Before You […]

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Chris Mims: Driverless Cars Will Fuel Suburban Sprawl (WSJ) LA Times: Is Permanent Sales Tax the Answer for Great Transit in LA? Massachusetts’ $14.8B Transit Budget Focuses on Reliability (Globe) Ahead of Fall Vote, Foxx Urges Raleigh to Expand Commuting Options (News Observer) A New Approach to Florida’s Planned Communities (Urban Land) El Paso Thinking Big About Transit (Gov Tech) Detroit’s Bike Projects, Past […]