Today’s Headlines

  • Feds Still Site Huge New Government Offices in Sprawling Places Without Transit (Governing)
  • The Economist: America’s Traffic Safety Record Is the Worst in the Developed World
  • Federal Regulators May Require Large Trucks to Use Speed-Limiting Devices (Argus Leader)
  • Tennessee Must Reverse Lax Drunk Driving Law or Lose Federal Funding (Knoxville News Sentinel)
  • FTA Doubles Down on Its Disastrous Buy America Requirement for Rolling Stock (Steel Orbis)
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan, Takes Action to Protect Cyclists After June Death (WWMT)
  • Online Tool Will Explore Connection Between Transit and Gentrification in L.A. (CityLab)
  • BART Offering Incentive to Commute Outside Peak Rush (Curbed SF)
  • Cincinnati Streetcar Launches Friday (Enquirer)


Obama Administration to Award $775M for Bus Transit Upgrades

The Obama administration plans to award $775 million in bus transit grants this summer, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) chief Peter Rogoff announced yesterday during a transit industry conference in Ohio. Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff (in hard hat) (Photo: WaPo) The bus grants are aimed at shoring up aging equipment and helping cash-strapped localities modernize […]

Proposed Federal Transit Safety Regs Under Scrutiny From House Panel

In June 2009, a fatal crash on the D.C. Metro prompted federal lawmakers to consider adding a new layer of transit safety oversight. Senator Barbara Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, introduced the National Metro Safety Act of 2009 to establish national safety standards for transit systems. It was never enacted, but it certainly raised the issue’s profile, and Transportation […]