Today’s Headlines

  • Four-City U.S. DOT Tour Highlights Neighborhoods Where Highways Divide (NextCity)
  • New Federal Rule Could Merge Metropolitan Planning Agencies (NWI.com)
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Vetoes Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax (MassLive)
  • U.S. News: American Auto Industry Is in Trouble
  • Trial Underway for Driver Who Killed Complete Streets Engineer, Intern in Columbus (Dispatch)
  • Charlotte Police Cracking Down on Drivers Who Don’t Yield to Pedestrians (WSOCtv.com)
  • Bus Rapid Transit Helped Rio Win the Olympics, But It’s Leaving the Poor Behind (Vice)
  • San Antonio City Council to Vote on Sustainable Mobility Plan Today (KSAT)
  • Twin Cities Metro Transit Named Transit Agency of the Year by APTA (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Cost Estimate of Southwest Light Rail in Twin Cities Increases to Nearly $2 Billion (Southwest Journal)

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T4America: What Happens to Your State or City When Transportation Funds Run Out? Connecticut Pumps Up Development Along New Rail, Bus Lines (Hartford Courant) What Can U.S. Cities Learn from Tallin, Estonia’s Free Transit Experiment? (Gov Tech) Development, Streetcar Spur Tucson’s Downtown Growth (Inside Tucson Biz) Is Brain Chemistry Responsible for Car Dependency? (Atlantic Cities) […]

Today’s Headlines

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The Associated Press Examines the Rise of Protected Bike Lanes A Look at the Opportunities and Challenges of Vision Zero in American Cities (Fast.co) Megaproject Expert Says Transit Cost Estimates Are Getting More Realistic (MassTransitMag) Sonar Device Helps Nab Drivers Who Pass Cyclists to Closely (Fast.co) Shanghai Taking Action to Limit Sprawl (Global Times) First of Atlanta’s Six […]

Mapping Accessibility: What Can You Get to in 20 Minutes?

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In the U.S., one metric dominates the public discussion about transportation: traffic congestion. Rankings are published every year assessing how clogged the streets are in different cities, and transportation agencies devote a great deal of resources trying to reduce congestion. The outcome of all this effort, however, doesn’t even help people get places. In metro […]