Today’s Headlines

  • Atlanta Beltline Founder Explains Why He Resigned From the Organization’s Board (Creative Loafing)
  • Where Should the Next Billion People Live? (Nature)
  • Forbes: Inner-Ring Suburbs Need Some Attention
  • New Urban Development Will Test El Paso’s Vision for Smart Growth (KFox14)
  • Detroit Aims to Restore Density in Midtown, Where Rising Rents Have Attracted Developers (Mlive)
  • Public Transit Must Be Fast, Cheap and Convenient (Torontoist)
  • Survey Shows Detroit Transit Vote May Be Close (Free Press)
  • Admiring Germany’s New Bike Superhighway, the Radschnellweg Ruhr (Urban Omnibus)
  • Seattle Pedestrian Waits 26 Minutes for Walk Signal (K5)
  • Survey Unpacks American Attitudes Toward Self-Driving Cars (Washington Post)
  • Vooch

    I ridden on German long distance cycle paths. They are amazing. And completely inexpensive to create. Short distance commuters are using them.


Today’s Headlines

The New York Times Published Someone’s Sick Fantasy About “Trump-Sized” Infrastructure LA Times: Can Buy America Work for California High-Speed Rail? Amtrak CEO on New Trains, Safety, and Trump (CBS) Detroit Officials Try to Figure Out Why Local Transit Tax Failed (Detroit News) Nebraska Senator May Be on Shortlist for Trump’s DOT (KETV) Atlanta’s Transit Divide Deepens After Election (WABE) […]

Can the Feds Fix Detroit’s Uniquely Terrible Transit System?

There is no better evidence of the sharp social divisions that continue to haunt metro Detroit than the appalling state of its transit system. When it comes to public transportation, residents of the city of Detroit and suburbanites live in a state of government sanctioned apartheid. They ride fully separate systems, with fully separate sets […]

Today’s Headlines

Will Boston Transit Keep Up With the City’s Growth? (Boston Globe) Raleigh-Area Voters to Decide on Tax for Transit (News & Observer) How Waze Influences Traffic on Residential Streets (WaPo) Nashville Seeks $30M From Feds for 7-Mile Elevated Greenway (Tennessean) DC Employers Must Plan for “Blizzard” That Is Metro Repair (Washington Biz Journal) Map: Where DC Workers Commute From […]

What the Results of 8 Governors’ Races Mean for Cities and Transit

Yesterday’s elections returned some of the nation’s most anti-urban, anti-transit governors to power in races where they were supposed to be vulnerable. Pro-transit candidates were unexpectedly routed in some states, though a few did manage to hang on. For more background on these races, check out yesterday’s election preview. Here’s what to expect going forward. […]