Today’s Headlines

  • 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? (GGW)
  • Nashville Officials Want Transit in the Picture for Improving I-65 (Nashville Public Radio)
  • Florida DOT Funds Driverless Circulator Transit Service in Tampa (Tampa Bay Biz Journal)
  • Dallas Adds Two New Light Rail Stations (AP)

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When Will Our Cities Reach Their Climate Tipping Point? (WaPo) Washington, DC: The New Bike City to Watch (People for Bikes) Plans for “Facebook Town” Show Smart Growth Mindset (Atlantic Cities) U.S. Cities Investing More and More in BRT (McClatchy) The Contradictions of Being a Tea Party “Transportation Junkie” (E&E Daily) Light Rail Spurs Housing […]

U.S. Transit Trips Hit 10.2B in 2009, With Light Rail Up in Nine Cities

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(Photo: Model D Media) The nation’s transit systems hosted 10.2 billion trips last year, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reported yesterday. While that figure represents a 3.8 percent decline from 2008, APTA’s data showed light rail ridership rising in nine cities and the long-term increase in transit use continuing to outpace growth in population […]

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Despite Shuster’s Rejection, Stakeholders Keep Pushing for Gas Tax Hike (Bloomberg, The Hill) Congressional Investigation on Rail Safety Begins Today (Prairie Business) Indiana House Committee Votes 11-1 to Fund Transit (Star) Midwest Dominates EPA Smart Growth Awards (American City & Country) Anti-Gentrification Activists in San Francisco Seattle Protest Google Microsoft Bus (Atlantic Cities) Active Trans […]

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T4A: Feds Need to Rethink How They Want States to Measure Congestion Austin Unveils 10-Year Transportation Plan Calling for Bus Rapid Transit (Business Journals) Famed Sports Writer Peter King Called Out for Driving in the Bike Lane (Deadspin) Charlotte Considers Adding a Protected Bike Lane (Charlotte Observer) Under-Construction Sound Transit Light Rail Package Is 86 Percent […]

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Why Cleveland Won’t Get Much Back From the RNC (Slate) GOP Delegates Split on Climate Change (Scientific American) Congress Has a Month to Sign Off on Funding for Maryland’s Purple Line (WaPo) Minneapolis Light Rail Clears Milestone But Still Lacks Funds (StarTrib) Feds Greenlight BRT for Stretch of Historic Route 66 (AP) Can Nashville Be […]

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Feds Give $1.2B to Silver Line Phase II (GSN) GOP Senators Predict New Funding Source for Transpo (The Hill) Developers Take Interest in Twin Cities Light Rail (Finance & Commerce) DC Metro Pays Nearly $5M to Settle Suit Over No-Bid Contract (WaPo) Gov Tech: U.S. Can’t Keep Tolerating Transportation Mediocrity UK Study: Transit Riders Weigh Less […]