Today’s Headlines

  • The Biggest Threat to Cities’ Transit Ambitions May Come From Congress (CityLab)
  • Will TIGER Grants Be on the Chopping Block? (The Hill)
  • Boston Considers Weekend Commuter Rail Shutdowns (Boston Globe)
  • What Suburbs Will Look Like in the Future (Business Insider)
  • DC Metro’s Ridership Losses Have Pulled Down National Numbers (Washingtonian)
  • Why Does the “Industrial Parking Complex” Keep Winning? (Boston Globe)
  • The “Wild West” Era Is Over for Driverless Cars (Eno Transportation)
  • In Austin, Private Bike-Share Makes Complicated Debut (CityLab)
  • bolwerk

    Some good news from the Washington area I caught the other day:

    Loudoun’s Economic Development Director Buddy Rizer told a recent
    gathering of business leaders that the Silver Line already is spurring
    interest from companies looking for new space. He said that in Northern
    Virginia last year, 92 percent of new office leases involved buildings
    located within 2.5 miles of Metro stations.

    It at least looks like companies are betting on the SIlver Line being a force for good in the region.

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