Today’s Headlines

  • St. Louis Gets Federal Grant to Study North-South Transit Line (St. Louis Business Journal)
  • Driver Smashes Into Columbus Day Protest in Reno; Gazette-Journal: They “Didn’t Have Permit”
  • Truck Driver Struck and Killed Babysitter Pushing Stroller in Cincinnati (Enquirer)
  • Seattle Times: Self-Driving Cars Aren’t the Answer to Every Transportation Problem
  • Mercedes Says Its Self-Driving Cars Will Prioritize Saving Occupants in Collisions (Auto Express)
  • Pittsburgh Will Use Grim Reaper to “Scare” Pedestrians Using Cell Phones — Yuk, Yuk (Post-Gazette)
  • Edmonton City Council Okays Network of Protected Bike Lanes (Edmonton Journal)
  • Utrecht Redesigning Its Major Corridors to Put People First (Bicycle Dutch)
  • YellowRex

    Horrifying drumbeat of news today. The juxtaposition of the violence, self-driving cars, and victim-scaring in the USA with actual good news from Canada and the Netherlands is mind-bending.

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LaHood Predicts a Short-Term Stop Gap Instead of a New Bill September 30 (National Journal) Nate Silver Warns Democrats Could Lose the Senate This Year (538, Slate) Driver of Derailed Chicago Train Was “Extremely Tired” From Too Much Overtime (ABC) America’s First 32 High-Speed Rail Cars Will Be Built By Siemens and Cummins (DW) Raleigh […]

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More Developers Are Building Without Parking (WSJ) 50,000 People Ride Cincinnati Streetcar on Opening Weekend (Business Journal) Edward Hume: How Transportation Overkill Is Killing Us (NYT) Google’s “Cozy” Relationship With Self-Driving Car Regulators (The Atlantic) Federal Grant Will Bring Health Clinics to St. Louis Metro Stations (STL Today) …One of 19 Health-Transportation Projects Funded With $7 Million From […]

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Cities Are Way Ahead of Countries on Climate Action (Grist) Brookings Looks Beyond the 85% Solo Driving Rate to Discover Big Changes The Guardian Compares the Affordability of the World’s Transit Systems Not Raising the Gas Tax Ends Up Costing Drivers More Than Raising It (NJ.com) Rutgers Prof Explains the Limitations of New Census Data on Bicycling […]

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Boston Advocates: MBTA Violated Civil Rights When It Ended Late Night Service (Globe) Pittsburgh Bike Safety Campaign: Cyclists “Aren’t Always Right,” “Are Always Fragile” (WESA) Horrifying Australian Traffic Safety Campaign Imagines Human Body Meant to Withstand Crash Cleveland, Mobile, Pittsburgh Snag Funds in New Round of TIGER Grants New Federal Rule Will Require Transit Agencies to Develop Asset […]