Today’s Headlines

  • DOT Hands Out $65M More for Smart Tech (Tech Crunch)
  • NJ Transit Is a Leader… in Crashes and Safety Violations (AP)
  • Foxx: We Could Be the Last Car-Owning Generation (Popular Science)
  • San Diego vs. LA: Two Drastically Different Transportation Tax Measures (KPBS)
  • Why Isn’t LA’s Bike-Share as Popular as Bike-Share in Other Cities? (LA Times)
  • Philly Hires First Complete Streets Director (Inquirer)
  • For Safer Biking, We Need More Than Technology (Boston Globe)
  • Ridership Isn’t Meeting Expectations for Portland’s Orange Line (Oregonian)
  • The Rail Trail That’s Transforming Charlotte (GGW)

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Today’s Headlines

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What Could the Country Get From a Higher Gas Tax? Look to Pennsylvania for Clues (Inquisitr, Inquirer) So Much For “User Pays” (Vox) The Gas Tax Isn’t a Sustainable Solution: Switch to a VMT Fee (Center for American Progress) Tracy Morgan Going Home From Hospital, Suing Wal-Mart Over Tired Trucker (Salon) Seniors Less Likely to Take Transit […]