Today’s Headlines

  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Wants to Meet With Trump to Talk Taxes, Infrastructure (CNN)
  • Statehouse Bills Would Allow Austin Build Light Rail Without Voter Approval (Statesman)
  • Wealthy Seattle-Area NIMBYs File Lawsuit to Delay Light Rail (Seattle Transit Blog, The Stranger)
  • Former Florida DOT Reformer Billy Hattaway Tasked With Making Orlando Walkable  (WMFE)
  • Midtown Atlanta Will Emphasize Bike Improvements (Creative Loafing)
  • Study: More Than Half of Drivers Have Texted, Run Red Light or Sped in the Last 30 Days (WTOP)
  • French People Are 20 Times More Likely to Cross on Red Than Japanese (Science Magazine)

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Trump’s Empty Rhetoric on Infrastructure Has Been Exposed (NYT) Transit Industry and Rail Advocates Blast Trump’s Budget (Progressive Railroading) In Chicago, Cycling Enforcement Discriminates Against Black People on Bikes (Chicago Trib) WaPo: Trump Demonizes Cities Because They’re a Threat to His Agenda Seattle Spends More on New Transit Than Any U.S. City (Seattle Times) How the White House Could Derail […]

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The High Prices of Big-City Living Aren’t Good for Anyone (New Yorker) Biden to Announce New Funding for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (AP) Japan Gives $2M for DC-Washington High-Speed Rail Study (Washington Biz Journal) Seattle Light Rail Sees 76% Increase in Ridership (Seattle PI) GGW: Can the DC Metro Achieve the Culture Change It Needs? With Cheap Gas, […]

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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? […]

Parking Madness: Federal Way vs. Montreal

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We’re just getting started with Parking Madness 2016 — our annual hunt for North America’s worst parking craters. So far, Washington, D.C., and Rutland, Vermont, have advanced to the second round. Today’s matchup pits the Seattle suburb of Federal Way against the pride of Quebec — Montreal. It’s the second Canadian parking crater in this year’s competition, reminding us that the United […]

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Stalemates Continue on Transpo Bill as Deadline Approaches (LA Times) In Rare Sunday Session, Senate Makes Ex-Im Bank Part of the Package (Transport Topics) NRDC Switchboard Analyzes the Senate DRIVE Act Aging Infrastructure Plagues America’s Busiest Rail Corridor (NYT) … As Chris Christie Pins Blame for NJ Transit Delays on Amtrak (Politico) Reforms in Chicago Could Expand TOD, […]

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CityLab Looks at the Legacies of Anthony Foxx and Julian Castro Transportation Issues to Watch Under Trump (The Hill) Elaine Chao Outlines Upcoming DOT Priorities (GovTech) Obama Moves Forward With Auto Regs Before Trump Takes Office (Detroit News) Transit Projects to Track in 2017 (Next City) New Amtrak CEO Talks About What’s Ahead (WBUR) Gulf Coast Amtrak Revival Has Unlikely […]