Today’s Headlines

  • New York Times’ Room for Debate Weighs in on Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
  • Trump Seems to Be Backing Off Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Initiative (AP)
  • Culture Change at Detroit’s Planning Department — Focus on “20-Minute Neighborhoods” (Planetizen)
  • After $1.6 Billion Widening, LA’s 405 Is Just as Congested; NYT Asks, “Was It Worth It?”
  • SF Considers Legal Action Against Uber for Jumping the Gun With Self-Driving Cars (SF Examiner)
  • Uber Lost $800 Million in the 3rd Quarter of 2016 (Bloomberg)
  • Vox: Elon Musk’s Idea to Use Tunnels to Bypass Traffic Would Never Work
  • Helsinki to Offer Multi-Modal Mobility Service That Will Be Cheaper Than Driving (Fast Company)
  • Seattle’s Westlake Avenue Bike Lane Wins “Best of the Year” From People for Bikes
  • AMH

    I saw someone else’s mock-up of the 30-levels-of-traffic idea somewhere, although I think it was aboveground. The idea of devoting so much space to motor traffic, and the crazy system of ramps needed to navigate it, is absolutely nuts. How would we pay for such an expensive and inefficient system of diminishing returns?

  • war_on_hugs

    Musk’s idea is just typical technobabble, though to be fair I think his tweets about it were mostly in jest. But it is amazing how many tech types and their followers think they’re re-inventing the wheel. I mean, underground tunnels for vehicle traffic? Why haven’t we thought of that before?!

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Lawmakers Shooting Down Every Viable Transportation Funding Option (Bloomberg) …But Secretary Foxx Is Still Optimistic About a Deal (The Hill) Obama’s Transportation Proposal Is Good — Let’s Raise the Gas Tax to Pay For It (Grist, Marketplace) Obama May Have Given Up on Infrastructure Bank, But Georgetown Public Policy Review Hasn’t Camp Proposal Raises the […]

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Some Cities And Counties Are Letting Transit Slide, Hoping Uber Will Fill the Gap (Slate) CA Regulators Halt Uber Autonomous Vehicle Pilot in SF After Car Runs Red Light Into Crosswalk (electrek) Auto Sales Slumping (WSJ) In 35 Years, Boston Parking Meter Prices Have Gone Up 25 Percent, Transit Fares 275 Percent (Globe) Detroit Debuts Plans for […]

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Senate Dems to Present “Trump-Size” Infrastructure Plan (WaPo) Chao Gets a Vote Today in Senate Commerce Committee (The Hill) States Fork Over Infrastructure Requests to Trump (Bloomberg) Trump Will Meet With Auto Execs Today (Politico) U.S. DOT to Conduct Civil Rights Review of Maryland Transport Policies (Baltimore Sun) Why Women Should Mobilize for Transit (CityLab) Joe Biden Reflects on […]

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Governors Give Trump List of 428 “Shovel-Ready” Infrastructure Projects (WaPo) California Transpo Head Presses for High-Speed Rail Despite GOP Resistance (Biz Journal, Railway Age) Rural Republicans Have Doubts on Private Funds for Infrastructure (Hill) Tensions Peak Between Pittsburgh, Uber (Quartz) Uber, Zipcar Team Up on Car-Share (USA Today) Are Americans Driving Less Because They’re Becoming Shut-Ins? (CityLab) Study to […]

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Schumer: Dems Will Work With Trump on Infrastructure But Tax Credits Won’t Cut It (The Hill) Uber Asked a Lot of Pittsburgh for Hosting Self-Driving Car Experiment, Offered Little (QZ) States Backing Away From Suspending Drivers Licenses Over Drug Sentences (NYT) A Look at the Honolulu Rail Project’s Troubled 2016 (Pacific Business News) Atlanta Moves Forward […]