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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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 […]

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What Other Countries Have Achieved With Infrastructure as U.S. Congress Dithers (WSJ) California Ratings of Rail Stations Give Top Grades to Bay Area, Average Grades to L.A. (LAT) The Risks Behind Uber’s Plans for “World Domination” (Skift) Imagining a New Future for Dallas’s Aging Highways (Dallas Morning News) Pittsburgh Bike-Share Beats Expectations (AP) SunRail Offers Model for […]

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Houston Chronicle: Floods Are “a Disaster by Design” Inexpensive Cities Have One Thing in Common — Sprawl (WSJ) 10 Things to Know about U.S. DOT’s Congestion Metrics (Transportation for America) Louisville Mayor Lays Out Tax Options to Support $1.4 Billion Transportation Plan (Courier-Journal) Great Lakes Leaders Hash Out Water Policy With Big Implications for Sprawl (Journal Sentinel) Las […]

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 […]

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When Will Our Cities Reach Their Climate Tipping Point? (WaPo) Washington, DC: The New Bike City to Watch (People for Bikes) Plans for “Facebook Town” Show Smart Growth Mindset (Atlantic Cities) U.S. Cities Investing More and More in BRT (McClatchy) The Contradictions of Being a Tea Party “Transportation Junkie” (E&E Daily) Light Rail Spurs Housing […]