Today’s Headlines

  • Senators Urge Federal Investigation of NJ Transit (NJ.com)
  • Ex-Defense Department Honcho: White House Should Oversee Transition to Driverless Cars (WaPo)
  • UN Calls for More Investment in Bike Lanes, Sidewalks (Grist)
  • Cities Lost Out in Final Election Debate (Next City)
  • Lyft Has More Than Double Its Federal Lobbying The Past Few Months (The Hill)
  • WMATA Considers Scrapping New Virginia BRT Route (GGW)
  • Behind the Rise of the ‘Urbanpreneur’ (CityLab)
  • Construction Complete for Chicago Riverwalk (Streetsblog Chicago)
  • Austin Advocates Push for Safer Roads Through Prop 1 (KXAN)

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Today’s Headlines

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GOP Budgets Offer Few Answers on Transpo Funding (The Hill) Bipartisan Bill Would Give Local Govs More Control of Federal Transpo Dollars (Transport Topics) Chicago Transit Leaders See Grim Options Under Governor’s Plan (Chicago Trib) Chorus Grows for Daily Cincinnati-Chicago Amtrak Service (Cincy Biz Courier) Does Paying People to Commute By Bike Pay Off? (CityLab) Streetcar Talk Is Dead in […]

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Michael Bloomberg Urges Cities to Prepare for Self-Driving Cars (WaPo) A Car and Driver Q&A With Anthony Foxx on the Future of Transportation Twin Cities Get Federal Grant to Plan Development Along New Light Rail Line (F&C) Uber Endorses Seattle Transit Ballot Measure (GeekWire) Chicago Black Lives Matter Activists Discuss Transportation Justice With Chicago Reader Does Metro Run Through DC’s Most Populated Areas? […]

House Transpo Bill Spells Trouble for Transit Projects Across America

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A provision in the House GOP’s new transportation bill threatens to upend how transit agencies fund major capital projects, delaying or killing efforts to expand and maintain rail and bus networks. The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRR), released Tuesday and marked up in committee yesterday, would change funding rules for the three federal programs […]

Midwest Rail Lives! Work Underway in Four States

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Intercity rail dreams in the Midwest have certainly seen their share of  setbacks — with federal funds being returned in Ohio, Wisconsin and, more recently, Michigan. But all is far from lost. Yesterday, U.S. DOT announced a $186 million grant to Illinois DOT to upgrade the line between Chicago and Joilet — about 40 miles […]

Today’s Headlines

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Pope’s Visit Gives Glimpse of a Car-Free Downtown Philly (Next City) U.S. High Speed Rail Projects Get Creative, Sans Federal Funding (CityLab) Feds Approve DC Metro’s Plan for Safety Fixes (The Hill, WaPo) Bike Portland Chats with L.A.’s Transpo Chief APTA: If High-Speed Rail Was Available, Two-Thirds of Americans Would Want to Use It A Look at […]

Chicago's New BRT Push Will Be Linked to "Livability"

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Bogotá’s Transmilenio BRT. Could Chicago get something like this? (Photo: the mikebot via Flickr) Today on the Streetsblog Network, we hear about new plans for Bus Rapid Transit from the blog of the Metropolitan Planning Council (the MPC is "an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization…[that] serves communities and residents by developing, promoting and implementing solutions for […]