Today’s Headlines

  • Derek Kan, Trump’s New DOT Policy Chief, Used to Work for Lyft and Mitch McConnell (Reuters)
  • California’s New Taxes to Fund Transportation Are Unthinkable in Congress (Mother Jones)
  • Democrats Tell Trump What They Want If He’s Going to Get Their Votes for Infrastructure (The Hill)
  • West Sacramento to Get 200-Bicycle “Smart Lock” Bike-Share System (Sacramento Bee)
  • Post and Courier: Charleston, S.C., Can’t Wait for BRT and Smart Land Use
  • Streetcar Tracks Are Being Welded Together on Milwaukee Streets (Urban Milwaukee)
  • JSK in North Carolina: “You Guys Have So Much Room to Play With” Wide Streets (Charlotte Observer)
  • Fixing Defective Guardrails: Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic of Road Safety (News Sentinel)
  • Scanning Drivers’ Faces: Could Be Used for Safety, But Mostly Just to Play Favorite Tunes (NYT)
  • Suburban Omaha Lawmaker Fights Against Wider Sidewalks, Because Property Rights (Bellevue Leader)

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MBTA Approves Boston’s Green Line Extension (Globe) Central Florida Will Use Gas Tax Funds for Transit (Fox 35 Orlando) Pre-Construction Work Begins on Albuquerque’s Bus Rapid Transit, Despite Lawsuits (KRQE) Washington Post Scares People Off Their Bikes Austin Chronicle Writer Takes on Victim-Blaming Culture Around Traffic Collisions Buffalo News: Bike Lanes Are Squeezing Drivers Neighborhood Walkability, Body […]

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“Railroad Geek” VP Touts Amtrak in Philly (AP, Philly.com) Shuster, LaHood and Warner Opine on Transpo Funding (The Hill) Across the Country, Non-Rush Hour Transit Rides Are on the Rise (Atlantic Cities) … But What Are the Barriers to All-Day Service? (Atlantic Cities) SunRail Line Draws Development in Orlando (Orlando Sentinel) How “Complete Streets” Upends […]

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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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Housing Policy Neophyte Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Boss (WaPo) Whatever Happens to the EPA, It’s Important for Cities (CityLab) Milwaukee Groups File Suit Against Highway Expansion (Biz Times) Janette Sadik-Khan Sees “Electric” Energy in Detroit (Detroit Free Press) Anthony Foxx Skeptical of Trump’s Infrastructure Plan (CBS News) WaPo on How NIMBYism Could Kill Infrastructure Ambitions […]

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The Purple Line Is Really Happening for Maryland’s DC Suburbs (WaPo, Baltimore Sun) Human Transit’s Jarrett Walker on Why Cars and Cities Don’t Match (WaPo) How Federal Rules Hold Back Mixed-Use Development (Crossroads) Small Towns Aren’t Immune to Big City Conflicts (Next City) New Bill Threatens Bike/Ped Funding in Tennessee (WTVC) DC, Maryland, Virginia Agree on […]

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Is the recession really easing? Not for many transport and construction companies (Reuters) LaHood cruises on mag-lev train during visit to Japan (AP, Bloomberg) A look at the local ramifications of the auto-bike culture clash (CNN) Debate erupts in D.C. after transit union calls for 40mph maximum speeds on local rail, citing safety concerns (WashPost […]