Today’s Headlines

  • Ed Glaeser on Why So Much Infrastructure Spending Is Wasted (Vox)
  • Adie Tomer: It Will Take More Than Light Rail to Fix U.S. Transit (NextCity)
  • Anthony Foxx Says He Expects Automakers to Voluntarily Comply with New Safety Guidelines (Reuters)
  • Planners Will Try to Fix a Sprawling Section of Suburban Maryland (NYT)
  • Mexico Bets on Gondolas (Japan Times)
  • Gentrification and Bike Lanes — The Guardian Considers the Connection
  • Pedestrian Deaths Up 60 Percent This Year in Minnesota (Star Tribune)
  • Cleveland Will Test Connected Buses (Plain Dealer)
  • U.S.’s First “Dutch-Style” Unsignalized Intersection Installed at Texas A&M (TTI)

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U.S. DOT’s new "TIGER II" grant program is encouraging Texas state DOT officials to hope the second time is a charm when it comes to funding a fix for an aging rail intersection … (Star-Telegram) … and Washington D.C. city officials to hope for new bike-share funding … (DC Biz Jrnl) … and northwestern Tennessee […]

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In the wake of the Russia subway bombings, a look at the potential security issues facing U.S. transit (Ctr. for Pub. Integrity) Lahood formalizes new rule banning texting behind the wheel by truckers and bus drivers (DOT Press) Obama details his new pitch for expanded offshore oil drilling … (NYT) … with the political upside […]

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In the first of many shorts we will present over consecutive days, The Open Planning Project’s Executive Director Mark Gorton tours the streets of the Upper West Side with neighbor Lisa Sladkus pointing out problems in advance of the November 6 Streets Renaissance Workshop with Jan Gehl. Today’s topic is: Double Parking. Parking policy is […]

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House Transpo Committee Grapples With Infrastructure (WaPo) U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Congress: Raise Gas Tax (AJC, Reuters) Sandy Caused $450M in Damage to NJ Transit (Transpo Nation, NorthJersey.com) LaHood Praises “Fix It First” Approach (The Hill) Shuster Sorry for Saying That Obama Was “Lying” About High-Speed Rail (WaPo) The Ups and Downs of the […]

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Gabe Klein on the Future of Cities (Chicago Mag) Seatbelts Now Required for Large Buses (AP, The Hill) Mixed Outcomes Likely for U.S. Private Rail Projects (Next City) Two California Amtrak Lines Break Ridership Records (LAT) All Aboard Florida Fuels Mixed-Use Growth in Ft. Lauderdale (Sun-Sentinel) Indiana Proposes Transit Funding Formula (Indy Star) Seattle Times: […]

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Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary to Tea-Party Nobody (WaPo) Obama: Congress Did Bipartisan Work on Water Bill. Now Do It for Transportation (The Hill) AAA Endorses 12-Cent Gas Tax Hike (CBS) Harry Reid Throws the Ball to Ron Wyden on Transpo Funding (Roll Call) U.S. DOT Chief Foxx Says Administration Will Consider All Options […]