Today’s Headlines

  • Feds Get New Oversight Powers for Transit System Safety (The Hill)
  • Ohio Transit Nears Financial Crisis Without Revenue From Canceled Statewide Tax (Plain Dealer)
  • Texas Congressman: Austin-San Antonio Rail Not Dead Yet (San Antonio Biz Journal)
  • Baltimore Lands Federal Grant for Bus Lanes on Major Avenue (WBAL)
  • Austin Gives Initial OK for $720M Transit Bond on Ballot (Statesman)
  • Portland’s Biketown Sees Early Success (KATU)
  • American Prospect Q&A With Eno Center on Federal Transpo Issues
  • Ventura County Needs Smarter Anti-Sprawl Strategies (SF Gate)
  • El Paso May Add Nearly 1,000 Miles of Bike Lanes (El Paso Development News)
  • Pennsylvania Preps for Driverless Cars (Gov Tech)
  • Rio Doesn’t See Olympic-Sized Boost for Local Biking (Next City)

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Today’s Headlines

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Obama to Pitch $300B Infrastructure Plan, Including Tax Overhaul (The Hill, Reuters) Study: Riding Transit Improves Racial, Ethnic Acceptance (Boston Globe) Foxx Affirms Feds’ Commitment to California High-Speed Rail (KPCC) D.C. Plans for 19 Miles of Bike Lanes This Year (Washingtonian) Atlantic Cities: America’s Love of Houses/Car “Enduring and Weird” Feds Approve North Carolina Light Rail […]

A Look at the Year Ahead for Transit Expansion

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At The Transport Politic, Yonah Freemark has made it a tradition to catalog new transit projects every year. He reports that 2014 will see a significant expansion of rail and bus rapid transit lines. “Virtually every metropolitan region in the United States and Canada is investing millions of dollars in new transit expansion projects,” he […]

A Look at the Year Ahead for Transit Expansion

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At The Transport Politic, Yonah Freemark has made it a tradition to catalog new transit projects every year. He reports that 2014 will see a significant expansion of rail and bus rapid transit lines. “Virtually every metropolitan region in the United States and Canada is investing millions of dollars in new transit expansion projects,” he writes: […]

Today’s Headlines

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Foxx Rejects Federal Oversight for DC Metro (WaPo) Airlines: Don’t Divert TSA Fees for Transpo Bill (Travel Pulse, The Hill) Bipartisan Duo Say Offshore Taxes Are the Only Answer (The Hill) DOT Rule Changes Make It Easier to Add Bike Lanes (Tampa Bay Times) San Diego Votes Today on Big Transit Plans (NBC San Diego) Progressive […]

10 New Rail, BRT Projects Selected for Funding by DOT

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From bus rapid transit in Michigan to light rail in Arizona, ten new local transit projects are in line to receive federal capital funding under the President’s 2012 Budget proposal. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released a list of 10 new projects in nine cities that would receive a total of $569 million in funding […]