Today’s Headlines

  • Fare Hikes, Service Cuts, and Layoffs in DC Metro’s Proposed Budget (WaPo)
  • American Prospect: For Next President, Greatest Challenge Will Be Infrastructure
  • Will the Private Sector Take Over Public Transit? (Atlantic)
  • Slate: How Zillow Ruined Urban Planning’s “Trick or Treat Test”
  • Car-Centric Atlanta Considers New Transit Future (CS Monitor)
  • Virginia Beach Faces Major Light Rail Vote (Pilot)
  • LA May Actually Have Something to Teach Bay Area About Transit (LA Times)
  • Baltimore Is Building Up Its Bike Infrastructure (Baltimore Sun)
  • Miami Streetcar Scaled Back Due to High Costs, Pushback (Miami Herald)
  • Designing the Perfect Urban Intersection (Wired)

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Today’s Headlines

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The New York Times Published Someone’s Sick Fantasy About “Trump-Sized” Infrastructure LA Times: Can Buy America Work for California High-Speed Rail? Amtrak CEO on New Trains, Safety, and Trump (CBS) Detroit Officials Try to Figure Out Why Local Transit Tax Failed (Detroit News) Nebraska Senator May Be on Shortlist for Trump’s DOT (KETV) Atlanta’s Transit Divide Deepens After Election (WABE) […]

Pedestrian Overpasses: Hamster Tunnels for Walking and Biking

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Skywalks, pedestrian overpasses, or, as our friends at Transit Miami like to call them, “hamster tunnels,” are an ugly symbol of the last century’s transportation sensibilities. In an effort to comfortably integrate pedestrians into the street fabric and boost sidewalk activity, some cities, including Cincinnati and Baltimore, have been tearing down their pedestrian bridges. But […]

NC Head: Transit “Essential to Our Economic Success”

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In the lull following a tumultuous election season, we’ve been keeping an eye on how the new political appointments shake out and what they mean for transit, walking, and biking. With the balance of power in Washington remaining split, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag. While the strongest transit supporters in the House […]

DNC Head: Transit "Essential to Our Economic Success"

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In the lull following a tumultuous election season, we’ve been keeping an eye on how the new political appointments shake out and what they mean for transit, walking, and biking. With the balance of power in Washington remaining split, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag. While the strongest transit supporters in the House […]

Why Do “Best Places to Work” Rankings Overlook Commuting?

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You’ve probably seen one of those rankings for your city that tells people where the “best places to work” are locally. They tend to examine criteria like salaries, benefits, corporate culture. But as Jeff La Noue at Baltimore-based blog Comeback City points out, they usually ignore one very important factor: the commute. And that’s a […]