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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Congress Kicks the Can on Transpo Funding to July 31 (The Hill) Amtrak Required to Address Speed Concerns on Northeast Corridor (Progressive Railroading) Houston Debuts Two New Light Rail Lines (Chron) Western U.S. Has Seen Long-Term Rise in Urban Populations (WaPo) Will the Kansas City Streetcar Unite or Divide? (Next City) Car-Free Commuting Gets Simpler for DC […]

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Feds Team With Texas on High-Speed Route From Dallas to Houston (D Magazine, KENS5) And Plans Advance on DC-to-Charlotte High-Speed Rail (AP) While in Texas, Foxx Takes a Look at San Antonio Streetcar Plan (My SA) LaHood Lands at Building America’s Future (Politico) Planners Try to Sell Twin Cities Light Rail, But Bike Advocates Already […]

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Governors Send Trump Wish List of Infrastructure Projects (McClatchy) Can Trump Actually Deny Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities? (AP) California Republicans Want White House to Block Money for High-Speed Rail (LA Times) What Diplomats and Urbanists Can Learn From Each Other (CitiScope) Will a Fossil Fuel-Friendly White House Affect Car Ownership Declines? (Curbed) Philly’s Transit Car Shortage […]

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On the Ballot 2016: Transpo Measures Across the Nation (TransportPolitic) NJ Transit Faces Lawmakers to Talk Safety Today (AP) DC Metro Board, Staff Divided on Killing Late-Night Service (WaPo) One Seattle Suburb Could Determine Light Rail Fate (Seattle Times) Could a Gondola Across the Potomac River Work? (GGW) Silicon Valley’s Car Commutes Even Worse Than LA’s (Mercury News) […]

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NACTO to Release New Street Design Guide (Next American City) The Slow-But-Sure Progress of High-Speed Rail Across the U.S. (NBC News) Memphis Weighs Gas Tax to Fund Public Transpo (WREG) WaPo Is Pretty Impressed With New Metro Rail Car The Tennessean: Nashville’s Vitality Depends on Transit Growth The Pilot: Va. Beach Should Vote Yes to […]

Transit Vote 2016: Seattle’s Huge, Imperfect Transit Expansion

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We continue our overview of what’s at stake in the big transit ballot initiatives this November with a look at Seattle. The first installment of this series examined Indianapolis. The transit expansion plan on the ballot in Seattle this November is a big one. Known as ST3, the proposal calls for a 62-mile expansion of grade-separated light rail extending […]