Today’s Headlines

  • Charleston Decides Today If Transpo Tax Goes to Ballot (Post & Courier)
  • Drowsy Driving’s Role in Traffic Crashes (USA Today)
  • Feds Blast DC Metro for Systemic Deficiencies (WaPo)
  • Animated Map Shows How High-Speed Rail Could Transform U.S. Travel (Business Insider)
  • Costs for Twin Cities Light Rail Continue to Climb (StarTrib)
  • Do Atlantans Really Own Fewer Cars Than Seattleites? (Medium.com)
  • Crowded Light Rail Cars in Seattle Show Ridership Surging (Seattle Times)
  • Cleveland Police Hang on to Their Bikes After RNC (Next City)
  • After Fatality, Self-Driving Car Development Could Actually Speed Up (The Conversation)
  • Oklahoma Funnels Funds to Bike/Ped Projects (Edmond Sun)

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Today’s Headlines

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Troubled DC Metro Attracting Scrutiny From All Corners (WaPo) Shuster Heads to Georgia With Transpo Funding Talk (The Hill) High-Speed Rail Could Connect DC and Richmond By 2025 (News Leader) Salt Lake City’s Transit Success Story (Railway Age) SunRail Seeks $35M From Feds for Expansion (Daily Commercial) BRT Could Transform Route 66 in Albuquerque (Albuquerque […]

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(Graphic: Fast Company) The U.S. electric grid is going to need a makeover if electric cars ever take off (above graphic and full story at Fast Company) LaHood to visit MIT today to talk high-tech distracted driving solutions (AP) Americans who learn to love Amtrak, warts and all (WashPost) A look at the private-sector companies […]

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In SOTU, Obama Calls for Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan But Evades Gas Tax (The Hill) Foxx Plays Role of “Designated Survivor” During Speech (National Journal) “Tax Reform” Could Be Plan B to Fund Transportation Bill (National Journal) Honda Exec: Automakers Doing “Stupid Things” to Increase Sales (Bloomberg) A Look at Szabo’s Legacy as He Exits FRA […]

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Brookings Report: Millions Lack Access to Both Cars and Transit in U.S. Cities (Reuters) Should We Tax, Borrow or Spend to Build Infrastructure? (WaPo) Planet Earth Is Now Home to 1 Billion Cars (TPM) Realtors: More, Different Home Buyers Want Walkable, Transit-Accessible Neighborhoods (GGW) High Speed Rail and California Commuter Rail Could Run On Same […]

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The White House didn’t discriminate between GOP and Democratic governors in its high-speed rail spending … but it did hit the congressional politics on the nose (Greenwire) A new study urges controversial transition from the gas tax to one on vehicle miles traveled (Post-Gazette) An examination of the future of urban transportation, through the lens […]

To Speed Service, Seattle Looks to Separate Streetcars From Auto Traffic

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As streetcars make a comeback in cities across America, they are under scrutiny from transit advocates who complain about service quality. Atlanta’s new streetcar has produced disappointing ridership numbers, with sources reporting it’s not much faster than walking. And Yonah Freemark at the Transport Politic reports that after a fairly strong start, Seattle’s South Lake Union […]