Today’s Headlines

  • To Understand the Rage in Charlotte, Look to the History of Its Roads (ThinkProgress)
  • G-7 Welcomes U.S. Driverless Car Guidelines (Seattle Times)
  • Voters in NJ, Illinois Could Opt to Protect Transportation Funds (Governing)
  • BRT Posed as Answer to Miami’s Traffic Congestion (Miami Herald)
  • If DC Metro Cancels Late-Night Service, Can Uber and Lyft Fill the Gap? (WaPo)
  • How Building Bigger Roads Actually Worsens Traffic (Wired)
  • Land Disputes Complicate Plans for Dallas-Houston Rail (Houston Chron)
  • Feds Sign Off on Milwaukee BRT Plans (Milwaukee Biz Journal)
  • Bike Lanes Coming to Evanston Road Where Driver Killed Student Cyclist (Streetsblog Chicago)
  • Philly Ends Status as Largest U.S. City Without Protected Bike Lanes (Philly Voice)
  • Ashland, VA: The Railroad Town That Doesn’t Want Another Train (WaPo)
  • HamTech87

    fyi. The Wired article is from 2014. But it is still relevant today.

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In California, Plummeting Gas Tax Revenue Hurts Transit Projects (LA Times) Plans Speeding Up for Houston-Dallas High-Speed Rail (Houston Chron) How Will We Wade Through the Politics of Driverless Cars? (Boston Globe) What’s Behind Maryland Gov. Hogan’s Pursuit of Maglev Rail? (WaPo) BRT Could Be the Best Solution for Charleston’s Gridlock (Post and Courier) New NACTO Guide Sees Protected Bike […]

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Study Looks at Transit’s Role in Linking Low-Income Communities to Jobs (Reconnecting America) Transit Agencies Work With Employers on Commuter Benefits (Progressive Railroading) Kids in Smart Growth Neighborhoods Get More Exercise (Headlines & Global News, Science Daily) Indy Lawmakers Spar Over Transit Goals (IBJ) Revenue, Ridership Fall for D.C. Metro (WaPo) … Especially on Weekends […]

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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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Cato Anti-Rail Carpet-Baggers Take Aim at Indianapolis Bus Rapid Transit Plans (Indy Star) Harvard Political Review: Sprawling Atlanta Beginning to Change Its Ways Study Ranks Philadelphia Ninth in U.S. for Transit (Philly Voice) Wichita Plans to Add More Bike Lanes (Wichita Eagle) Dems Want U.S. DOT to Have the Power to Fine Auto Makers Who Violate Emissions Standards […]

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Maryland Gov. Hogan: Yes to Purple Line, No to Red Line (WaPo, Baltimore Sun, GGW) Bethesda Mag Recounts the Purple Line’s Long Road Senate Committee OKs $9B for Amtrak Over Four Years (The Hill) “Super Commutes” Will Only Increase Without Real Transportation Solutions (AP) Cities Like Phoenix Have Learned Not to Count on Feds for Transpo Money (WaPo) Philly Gets […]
A median bus station in Quito, Ecuador. Photo: Ken Smith/Urban Milwaukee

Looking to Quito’s BRT as a Model for Milwaukee

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With Milwaukee looking to implement a BRT system connecting downtown to the suburb of Wauwatosa, Ken Smith of Urban Milwaukee was eager to get a look at how BRT works in Quito, when he was in the city for the recent UN Habitat III summit. The system impressed him, and Smith wonders if Milwaukee will be able to duplicate […]