Today’s Headlines

  • Sharp Rise Since 2010 in “Super Commuters” With 90+ Minute Trips to Work (Governing)
  • Planners Focus on Two Alternatives for Downtown Dallas Subway Link, Will Seek Federal Funds (Dallas News)
  • With Baltimore Bus Revamp Set to Launch and Purple Line on the Ropes, Maryland Replaces Transit Chief (Fox 45)
  • Empty Mall and Big-Box Parking Lots Increasingly Being Redeveloped, But They’re Not Necessarily Walkable (NY Post)
  • Voters in Sprawling Suburb Reject TOD: “We Love Our City and We Don’t Want It to Be Urbanized” (Denver Post)
  • Why Does U.S. Lag on Privately-Financed Infrastructure? We Use Tax-Free Gov’t Bonds Instead (Bloomberg, WSJ)
  • Albuquerque City Council Ensures Proposed 2-Cent Gas Tax Will Not Help Fund Transit (Albuquerque Journal)
  • Oregon’s Massive Transportation Funding Package Shortchanges Safe Routes to School (BikePortland)
  • Suburban Las Vegas Officials Surprised When Residents Ask for Road Diet and Median (13 Action News)
  • Tampa Bay Times: While We’re Building Massive Roads, We Should Make Sure They Can Allow Transit, Eventually

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Obama Urges Action on Highway Trust Fund: “It’s Not Crazy. It’s Not Socialism” (Biz Insider) Foxx Warns That State Funding Will Be Rationed Starting August 1 … (Dallas News) … And Defends Obama for Dragging Feet on Gas Tax (Roll Call) With Holiday Weekend Coming, Gas Prices Reach Six-Year High (The Hill) LaHood Encourages Missouri […]

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U.S. News: Gas Prices Are Too Damn Low Is It Time to Scrap the Interstate Highway System? (The Week) Fresh Off Elections, State Leaders Look for Transpo Funding Sources (Land Line) D.C. Metro Chair Joins Push for Commuter Tax Equality (WaPo) Who Are the Biggest Uber Users on the Hill? (WSJ) All Aboard Florida Plan […]

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In California, Plummeting Gas Tax Revenue Hurts Transit Projects (LA Times) Plans Speeding Up for Houston-Dallas High-Speed Rail (Houston Chron) How Will We Wade Through the Politics of Driverless Cars? (Boston Globe) What’s Behind Maryland Gov. Hogan’s Pursuit of Maglev Rail? (WaPo) BRT Could Be the Best Solution for Charleston’s Gridlock (Post and Courier) New NACTO Guide Sees Protected Bike […]

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Lobbyists in a Frenzy as Transpo Bill Takes Shape in Congress (AP) Bill a “Rare Moment of Bipartisan Glee,” But It Still Dodged the Gas Tax (WaPo) Union Presses to Save Northeast Transit Funds (The Hill) Feds Want “Fire Lit” for DC Metro Safety (WTOP) New Study Will Look at Environmental Impacts of Uber and Lyft […]

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In His Last Few Weeks, Boehner Will Grapple With Transportation Bill (WaPo) GOP Lawmakers Look at String of Tax Cuts to Fund Transpo (The Hill) Next City Welcomed “the First Urbanist Pope” to Philly San Diego Thinks Big on Transportation Future (SD Union-Trib) Feds Sign Off on $93M for SunRail Expansion in Florida (WMFE) How Many […]

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Why the Prospects for Remedying Detroit’s Desperate Transit Situation Don’t Look Good (USNews) The Commuting Boom Is Over (AASHTO) Wealthy Opponents of Purple Line in Suburban Maryland Held a Fundraiser for New Gov Hogan (WaPo) Florida Cyclist Wins Fight to Legally Take the Lane (News Press) Will Low Gas Prices Hurt Transit Agencies? (Wall Street […]