Today’s Headlines

  • Many House Transportation Committee Leaders Face Tough Reelection Campaigns (Politico)
  • Lone Star Rail Proposal Linking Austin and San Antonio Killed by Regional Planners (Austin Monitor)
  • NACTO’s Global Street Design Guide is Live (NextCity)
  • Seattle Times Endorses $54 Billion Light Rail Measure
  • Austin Opens “Dynamically Tolled” Highway Lane (Community Impact)
  • Montgomery County, Maryland, Opens Second Protected Bike Lane (GGW)
  • Plan Would Rezone Two-Thirds of Portland Neighborhoods for More Density (Portland Tribune)
  • After $74 Million Widening, Seattle Street Just Two Seconds Faster for Drivers (Geekwire)
  • Timothy Chang

    The Seattle Times Editorial Board unfortunately hasn’t taken a position yet on ST3. The linked editorial was written by three members of the ST Board.

  • JimthePE

    Use the right of way for the bankrupt TX 130 private toll road for the S. A. – Austin train.

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Boxer Sounds “Mayday,” Supports Wyden’s Trust Fund Patch (National Journal, Transport Topics) Carper Adds Amendment to Raise Gas Tax (The Hill) Feds OK Study of Texas High-Speed Rail (Dallas News) LaHood to Co-Chair NY MTA “Reinvention Group” (Crain’s) That Driverless Car Test Drive Hit a Snag (Motherboard) Austin Looks Beyond Road Building to Solve Congestion (Austin […]

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Gulf Oil Spill: Here We Go Again (CNN)  Dems Hope a Change in Vocabulary Will Boost Climate Bill Prospects (Politico) US DOT Makes the Public Health Case for Transportation Reform (Fast Lane) Alaska Rep. Don Young Haunted By Ghost of Highway Bill Past (Anchorage Daily News) Texas Senate Loses Transportation Reform Heavyweight (Austin-American Statesman) Amtrak […]

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Columbus, Ohio, Wins $50 Million U.S. DOT “Smart City” Grant (TechCrunch) Sprawling Waukesha, WI, Gets Approval to Pipe Water Out of Lake Michigan (Chicago Tribune) Seattle Times Says City Must Improve Transit, Then Argues for More Studies Philly to Paint Mile-Long Mural on Street Median to “Spruce Up” for DNC (Inquirer) Minneapolis Trying to Beat Portland […]