Today’s Headlines

  • More Developers Are Building Without Parking (WSJ)
  • 50,000 People Ride Cincinnati Streetcar on Opening Weekend (Business Journal)
  • Edward Hume: How Transportation Overkill Is Killing Us (NYT)
  • Google’s “Cozy” Relationship With Self-Driving Car Regulators (The Atlantic)
  • Federal Grant Will Bring Health Clinics to St. Louis Metro Stations (STL Today)
  • …One of 19 Health-Transportation Projects Funded With $7 Million From Feds (MassTransitMag)
  • Washington Times Blames Better Gas Milage for Rising Traffic Deaths
  • City-Dwellers’ Incomes Finally Get a Boost (NextCity)
  • Study: 40 Percent of Riders on L.A.’s New Expo Line Switched From Driving (KPCC)
  • First M-1 Streetcar Arrives in Detroit (Crain’s)

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Over Time, Will More Streetcars Get Their Own Lanes?

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CityLab ran an article yesterday describing how Seattle’s new streetcar addition breaks the mold of its peers in one key way: It runs on dedicated lanes, rather than in mixed traffic. The new wave of streetcars are often criticized for slow average speeds. If the political will doesn’t exist to provide the systems with dedicated right […]

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After announcing $130 million in new streetcar grants in December, the Obama administration received more than $1.1 billion in applications, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) chief Peter Rogoff told lawmakers today — offering more evidence of the growing local enthusiasm for competitive transportation funding that began with the stimulus law’s TIGER grant program. New Orleans, above, […]