Today’s Headlines

  • T4A: Feds Need to Rethink How They Want States to Measure Congestion
  • Austin Unveils 10-Year Transportation Plan Calling for Bus Rapid Transit (Business Journals)
  • Famed Sports Writer Peter King Called Out for Driving in the Bike Lane (Deadspin)
  • Charlotte Considers Adding a Protected Bike Lane (Charlotte Observer)
  • Under-Construction Sound Transit Light Rail Package Is 86 Percent Over Budget (News Tribune)
  • Lyft Cancels Carpooling Feature (NextCity)
  • Light Rail to South Beach Draws Mixed Reactions in Miami (Miami Herald)
  • St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay: America Needs a New Agenda for Cities (The Hill)
  • Vladimir Putin’s New Urbanism (Chicago Tribune)

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Today’s Headlines

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LaHood Delivers $10M for Miami Buses to Go Hybrid (Miami Herald) GA Bike Advocates and Environmental Groups (Minus Sierra Club) Support T-SPLOST Amtrak’s Ready With Plan for NE Corridor, Whenever the Money Comes (NYT) In Question: $2B in Transit Upgrades for CA High-Speed Rail (Planetizen) Academia Shows New Respect for Cycling (Pacific Standard) D.C.’s Union […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

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Transpo Advocates, Toll Opponents Praise Proposed Gas Tax Hike (The Hill) Detroit Light Rail Will Proceed, Despite Funding Gap (Detroit News) America’s New Oil Crisis: Crashing Trains (Politico) Fast Lane Looks Back at 100 Years of American Bus Travel So Which Is It: Is Atlanta “Dangerous by Design” or Easily Walkable? (Decaturish) Texas Looks to Emulate Japan […]

A Major Expansion for Charlotte Light Rail

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Encouraging news today from North Carolina. Mary Newsom at Network blog Naked City reports that local, state and federal officials signed an agreement yesterday for a 9.3-mile extension of Charlotte’s Lynx light rail system. When completed in 2017, the Blue Line will connect the far-flung campus of UNC Charlotte, with its 30,000 people, and a population […]

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Beware the Trump Infrastructure Plan (New Republic) The Guy in Charge of Transportation for Trump’s Transition Team Is an Industry Lobbyist (NYT) What the New White House Means for MD’s Purple Line (WaPo) Re-elected Miami Mayor Wants Bold Transit Expansion (Miami Herald) Meet the People Who Mobilized to Defeat Metro Detroit Transit Plan (Michigan CapCon) Chicago Races for Red Line Funds Before […]

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Study: Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Obesity, Diabetes 10 Percent (NYT) Opening Date for Cincinnati Streetcar Set for This Fall (WMUB) Milwaukee Area Planners Predict BRT Will Attract an Additional 9,000 Riders (Wauwatoosa Now) Twin Cities Light Rail Plan in Doubt After State Punted on Funding (Star Tribune) Gainsville Sun to FDOT: Don’t Expand Underperforming, Sprawl-Inducing Toll Road […]