Today’s Headlines

  • In Bay Area, Ford Buys Shuttle Startup, Gets Into Bike-Share (SF Gate)
  • GGW: With Cuts, DC Metro Could Have Most Limited Hours of Any Large U.S. System
  • U.S. DOT’s Largest Loan Ever Goes to Amtrak Upgrades (WaPo)
  • Four Cities Get Foundation Support to “Reimagine the Civic Commons” (Next City)
  • Cincinnati Streetcar Debuted With Free Rides This Weekend (WLWT)
  • Tampa’s $600M Transpo Plan Focuses on Cars (Tampa Bay Biz Journal)
  • Indianapolis Transit Referendum Is Going to Be a Tough Fight (IBJ)
  • Hampton Roads, VA, Explores New Transit Corridor (Daily Press)

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How Transit Pays for the Automobile’s Sins

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Tony Dutzik is a senior policy analyst with the Frontier Group. An op-ed in Friday’s Washington Post by three professors of urban planning rained on the parade of transit advocates celebrating a new 57-year high in transit ridership. Ridership, the authors wrote, has actually fallen on a per-capita basis since 2008 (as has driving, by the way), as well as outside […]

Today’s Headlines

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Four Examples of Why Federal Money Is Bad for U.S. Transportation (Next City) How Will North Carolina Navigate the Politics of its Transit Future? (E&E Publishing) Just Launched: The North American Bikeshare Association (Mobility Lab) Feds to Negotiate on Failed Alaska Ferry (Alaska Journal) Dallas Plays Catch-Up with Demand for Urban Living (D Mag) Jacksonville […]

U.S. DOT Names the Transit Projects Set for Federal Funding

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The Obama administration last night revealed the names of local transit projects getting recommendations for federal aid under the U.S. DOT’s New and Small Starts programs, which are set to receive $1.8 billion during fiscal year 2011. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) chief Peter Rogoff, in hard hat at the groundbreaking of New Jersey’s rail tunnel. […]

Today’s Headlines

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U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge Wraps Up (WaPo, Austin Chron) Tampa Abandons Latest Transpo Tax Plan (Tampa Bay Times) Atlanta Kicks Off Bike-Share With Downtown Ride (AJC) Young Affluent People Are Moving to Urban Cores, and Not Just on the Coasts (WSJ) Rival Plans Emerge to Expand Kansas City Transit (KC Star) Grants Boost TOD Across Connecticut (CT […]