Today’s Headlines

  • Uber and Lyft Want to Replace Bus Service in Sprawling Areas (Bloomberg)
  • How Many Americans Don’t Know How to Ride a Bike? (FiveThirtyEight)
  • 46 States Now Ban Texting and Driving (State Knowledge Center)
  • 10 Cities That Are Booting Cars Off Their Streets (Business Insider)
  • Dallas Plans to Build a Parking Deck on a Highway Deck (Dallas News)
  • FTA: Closing Cleveland’s Public Square to Buses Would Violate BRT Agreement (Plain Dealer)
  • White House Sets New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy Trucks (WaPo)
  • FRA Awards $25 Million for 11 Positive Train Control Projects (Global Travel Industry News)
  • “Transit Armageddon” Coming to New Jersey if New Tunnels Aren’t Fast-Tracked (
  • RedFin Ranks the 10 American Cities Building the Most Walkable Development (Construction Dive)
  • david vartanoff

    Despite the flashy and expensive “stations”, BRT, as with any other bus line can simply be rerouted to become less useful. Thanks Cleveland RTA.

  • neroden

    Despite exclusive lanes, BRT can be filled with other traffic. See Chicago Loop Link.

    Railroad tracks are the only way.


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The Texas Department of Transportation loves big highway projects. In fact, right now, it’s pursuing a third outerbelt for Houston that makes the moon landing seem like a minor undertaking. It’s the black blotch that can’t even fit into the above infographic comparing the sizes of global ring roads. As a result of all this, […]

Today’s Headlines

Up for Grabs: The Top Transpo Posts in Nation’s Three Largest Cities (LAT) Bike League Gives Thanks to Gabe Klein and Janette Sadik-Khan Biden, Foxx Pitch Infrastructure in Ohio Today (AP) St. Louis to Link Affordable Housing, Transit (Post-Dispatch) Federal Dollars Hard to Come by for Florida Transpo Projects (Orlando Sentinel) Rural Communities Like Lima, NY, […]

Today’s Headlines

Retiring Amtrak CEO Foresees “More Robust” Rail System (WBUR) Boston Eyes Income-Based Discounts for Transit Riders (Boston Globe) California Governor Steers Rising Cap-and-Trade Funds Toward Transit, Affordable Housing (Gov Tech) Seattle Times Shares Details of Peter Rogoff’s Three-Year Contract for “Non-Stop Work” on Sound Transit Why Aren’t the Feds Working on a National Policy for Driverless Cars? (Gizmodo) […]

In Texas, One Newspaper Laments the Highway Lanes Not Built

The Transportation Enhancements program, which requires states to set aside 10 percent of their federal transport money for new bicycle and pedestrian facilities, among other projects, turns 19 years old this year. But you’d almost never know it after reading Saturday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, in which the paper tallies — with no shortage of alarm […]