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LaHood Urges Obama to Embrace Gas Tax Increase (HuffPo) Can the Water Bill Serve as Model for Highway Bill Compromise? (Bloomberg) Brookings: Has Suburbanization Doomed the War on Poverty? French Firm to Take Over Running Massachusetts Commuter Rail (Boston Globe) … And How the Transit Chief “Cracked Some Eggs” to Get There (Globe) Could Obamacare […]

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U.S. DOT Makes $266 Million in Bus Funding Available (Mass Transit Magazine) Senators: D.C. Metro Needs $150 Million to Deal With Safety Issues (Roll Call) U.S. Conference of Mayors Commends Anthony Foxx’s New Focus on Opportunity (eurweb) Orange County Streetcar Moving Closer to Design and Construction (Mass Transit Magazine) Suburban Detroiters Resist BRT Plans (The […]

Tracking the Streetcar Comeback in American Cities

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Streetcars are back in the U.S. in a big way. Inspired by the Portland Streetcar, and helped along by federal programs like New Starts and TIGER, cities across the United States are breaking ground and beginning service on modern streetcar systems. At Beyond DC, Dan Malouff runs down the projects that will begin service this […]

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Amtrak Crash Outside Philly Kills Two Track Workers (NYT) What the Hudson River Gateway Project Means for Intercity Rail (Next City) Foxx Takes His Message on Urban Highways to the Diane Rehm Show Turning 40, DC Metro Faces a Midlife Crisis (NYT) Things Could Be Worse for DC — Just Look at Boston (American Prospect) Cincinnati Streetcar to Start Running Next Week (Cincinnati […]

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Beware the Trump Infrastructure Plan (New Republic) The Guy in Charge of Transportation for Trump’s Transition Team Is an Industry Lobbyist (NYT) What the New White House Means for MD’s Purple Line (WaPo) Re-elected Miami Mayor Wants Bold Transit Expansion (Miami Herald) Meet the People Who Mobilized to Defeat Metro Detroit Transit Plan (Michigan CapCon) Chicago Races for Red Line Funds Before […]