Today’s Headlines

  • Washington Post Readers Suggest Five Additional “Sorry” Local Bus Stops
  • Cleveland Weighs Kicking Buses Off Public Square (Plain Dealer)
  • In Search of Alternatives to Urban Sprawl in Detroit (Model D)
  • Detroit Seeks to Create Walkable “Pink Zones” (Detroit News)
  • TreeHugger: No More Helmetsplaining
  • Both Political Parties Call for More Infrastructure Spending (Reuters)
  • Some Guy Thinks Self-Driving Cars Will Kill Transit Oriented Development (Forbes)
  • Charleston City Council Approves Transportation Sales Tax for November Ballot (Post & Courier)
  • Kansas City Streetcar Expansion Plan Moves Forward (KC Star)
  • Women Cyclists Trying to Escape Harassment Find Themselves in Tough Position (


How Sprawl Got Detroit Into This Mess

It wasn’t de-industrialization that bankrupted Detroit, wrote Paul Krugman in a New York Times column yesterday. If that was all there is to it, then how do you explain the fact that Pittsburgh, once so dependent on the steel industry, is now recovering? No, what brought Detroit to this low point, more than the loss […]

Today’s Headlines

After Years of Dormancy, Feds Pull Funding From Houston Light Rail Project (Chron) As DC Metro Boss Shakes Up Staffing, Senate Bill Would Add to Feds’ Oversight (WaPo) Long-Stalled Plans for Detroit-Ann Arbor Rail See New Life (Detroit News) Senate Bill Would Reinvest Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Profits in Northeast Corridor (CT Post) Feds Voice Support for Boston’s […]

Today’s Headlines

Pokémon Go Has More People Walking, But Not Without Hazards (Curbed, NBC NY) Stakes Rise for Self-Driving Car Startups After Tesla Crash (Reuters) Ex-U.S. DOT Exec to Head Hudson River Rail Tunnel Project (WSJ) Survey Says: Pittsburgh Wants More Transit (Post-Gazette) Could Portland See Transpo Measure on the Ballot in 2018? (Bike Portland) Chicago’s Union Station Makeover Moves Forward (Chicago Trib) Review Finds […]

Back to the Land in Detroit?

The city of Detroit has gotten a lot of attention recently, most of it lamenting how far its fortunes have fallen. Time magazine has even sent reporters to live in a Detroit neighborhood for a year, covering it as if it were a foreign country — which, in a sense, it is. Foreign at least […]