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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Trump’s Hazy Plan to Create an Infrastructure Task Force (WaPo) New York Times Examines Ben Carson’s “Warped” Views on Housing Uber Admits Its Self-Driving Cars Have Problems With Bike Lanes (Guardian) U.S. Mayors Vow to Stay Strong on Climate Change (Governing) With Federal Funds, Gulf Coast Rail Set for Revival (The Advocate) Amtrak’s Northeast Upgrades Will Depend on Trump […]

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White House Expected to Weaken Vehicle Pollution Standards (NYT) Caltrain Looks for Plan B As Trump Withholds Funds for Upgrades (SF Chron, NYT) Despite “Bikelash,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Isn’t Backing Down on Bike Lanes (Post-Gazette) After Much Controversy, Cleveland Reopens Public Square to Buses (AP) Report: Apartments Near Transit Bring Cities More Tax Revenue (GGW) Uber Goes […]

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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 […]

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CNN Highlights the Sorry State of America’s Infrastructure Georgia Threatens to Shut Down Atlanta Streetcar (AJC) Seattle Bumps Up Timeline for Light Rail Projects (Seattle Times) Uber Preps to Meet Demand During DC Metro Work (WaPo, The Hill) Google Plans Self-Driving Car Center Near Detroit (Detroit Free Press) Driverless Car Tech to Get Boost from US-Israel Collaboration […]

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More About Transit Projects in Line for Funds in Obama’s Budget: SF Exam, MinnPost, ABQ Journal Dallas Area Explores Quicker Path to Expanding Cotton Belt Rail (Dallas News) The New Face of Suburbia in Twin Cities (City Lab) BRT Could Come to Milwaukee (WPR) On International Winter Bike to Work Day, How Bikes Serve as Social […]

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DC Releases Vision Zero Plans (Greater Greater Washington) California Says Self-Driving Cars Must Have a Driver Behind the Wheel (LA Times) SF Supervisors Pass “Idaho Stop” But Mayoral Veto Looms (KQED News) Is a Raised Bike Lane a Protected Bike Lane? (SF Chronicle) Alliance for Biking and Walking Having Financial Trouble (Bike Portland) Savannah Considering […]