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 (


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 […]

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 […]

Parking vs. Everything Else: An Aerial Map of Downtown Detroit

The above map, produced by Data Driven Detroit, comes to us though the satirical Facebook page Michigan Needs More Parking. It shows downtown Detroit with parking highlighted in orange and red: garages in orange, surface lots in red. “We must do something about all of these non-parking blocks holding back Detroit,” writes Michigan Needs More […]