Today’s Headlines

  • FTA Awards Atlanta $500,000 to Plan Future Streetcar Corridors (AJC)
  • 2016 Might Be the Worst Year for Minnesota Pedestrians in a Long Time (Star Tribune)
  • Pedestrians Keep Getting Killed in Fort Myers, Florida, So Police Give Them Flashlights (Wink News)
  • One in Five L.A. Transit Riders Has Experienced Sexual Harassment on Board (Curbed)
  • Is Dallas’ Expanding Oak Cliff Streetcar Still “a $50 Million Waste?” (DMagazine)
  • North Phoenix Residents Blame Light Rail for Uptick in Crime (ABC15)
  • Gas Consumption at an All-Time High (Energy Institute at Haas)
  • What Should Sustainable Infrastructure Look Like After the Auto Age? (Boston Globe)
  • Cities Around the World Eliminating Parking Lots (The Guardian)

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In New Orleans, LaHood Unveils $280M in Streetcar and Bus Grants

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During a visit to New Orleans, where city planners are seeking nearly $100 million in federal stimulus money for three new streetcar lines, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced plans to award $280 million in grants for streetcar and bus networks. New Orleans is counting on bonds, backed by sales taxes, to finance new streetcar […]

Indestructible Cincinnati Streetcar Faces Another Foe

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When you live in a state where the governor uses the phrase “train cult,” transit victories are hard-fought. That has been particularly so for the Cincinnati streetcar. In the decade-plus this project has been moving toward construction, it has seen more assassination attempts and intrigue than the literary heroes of ancient Greece. You’ll recall that […]

Today’s Headlines

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Can Amtrak Ever Be Profitable? Experts Weigh In. (Freakonomics) Florida’s East Coast Excited at Prospect of Returning Train Service (News-Journal) Is Sustainability For Commies? (The Naked City) New System Uses Radar to Detect Bicycles at Intersections (Wired) Former Gov Rendell Urges Cities to Invest in Transportation (Times-Union) Kansas City Mayor Lining Up Support For Streetcar […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obama: Mayors Are the Ones Who Really Get It (Politico, Fiscal Times) Yet Another Transpo Funding Deadline Nears (The Hill) DC Plays With New Identity as Hub of Transportation Innovation (WaPo) House to Launch Probe of Automated Train Control (The Hill) Pope Offers Wise Words on Urban Planning and Transit (WaPo) It’s More Popular Than Ever […]

Today’s Headlines

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Michigan OKs $10M Loan for Detroit Streetcar (MLive) Denver’s New Transit Hub Offers Test Case for Two Federal Loan Programs (WSJ) World Bank: China Needs to Increase Density, Not Expand Sprawl (Financial Times) Clock Ticking for Governor’s Stamp on Indy Transit Bill (Indy Star) Meet the Woman in Charge of Salt Lake City Transportation (Atlantic […]