Today’s Headlines

  • Trump Revamps FASTLANE Grant; INFRA Program Focused More on Private Funding and Rural Needs (Hill)
  • Oregon Governor, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal on Scaled-Down Transportation Funding Package (Register-Guard)
  • Reshaping the DART Board Isn’t About Suburb vs. City; It’s About Running a Useful Transit System (D Magazine)
  • Hampton Roads Transit Looks to Straighten Out Its Winding Bus Routes (Daily Press)
  • “Supercommuters” Get Lots of Attention, But It’s a Small Group and Numbers Aren’t Skyrocketing (City Observatory)
  • Facing Budget Crunch, City of Poughkeepsie Bus System to Be Taken Over By County (Poughkeepsie Journal)
  • Five Steps to Help Make Bay Area Transit Affordable to Low-Income Riders (SPUR)
  • Former Head of City Club of Chicago Moves to Florida, Is “Shocked” to Discover Dangers of Biking There (Sun Sentinel)
  • Albuquerque Suburb Parks Mobile Speed Cameras in Bike Lanes, Tells Residents It’s Completely Legal (KRQE)
  • New Book Looks at Lessons From the Bike Boom (and Collapse) of the 1970s (Curbed)
  • david vartanoff

    A first step only hinted at in SPUR’s letter would be for BART to immediately start honoring AC,and other local bus agency passes as they do the Muni Fast Pass–which should revert to a single lower price rather than the premium or regular as now. And, NONE of the bus agencies shouldbe paying BART for this usage.

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What Trump Can and Can’t Do with Obama’s Climate Change Regs (NYT) Big-City Mayors Grapple With New President (Governing) A Look at the Infrastructure Projects Governors Want Trump to Fund (WaPo) Rural Millennials Are Still All About Driving — But They Have No Choice (Wired) Amtrak Engineer in Philly Crash Tested Positive for Marijuana (The Hill) Where Tech […]

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Sen. McConnell Says Bipartisan Transpo Plan Could Be Announced Tomorrow (Transport Topics) Issues Tangled Up in Transpo: Obamacare, Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Ex-Im Bank… (Nat Journal) 81 Transit Groups Prod Congress for More Bus Funding (The Hill) Call It a Car Crash, Not a Car “Accident” (Vox) Will Caltrans Make Good on Its Ambitious Bike Goals? (SF Gate) “Pope […]

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Who Killed a Federal Inquiry Into America’s Sky-High Transit Construction Costs? (Vox) CityLab Looks at How Trump’s Budget Is Bad for Bicycling Trump Budget Cuts Transit Funding, But Leaves Door Open for Maryland’s Purple Line (WaPo) Boston Launches Pilot for All-Door Boarding Along Silver Line Bus (Next City) Denver Suburb Paid Lots of Money to Offer Free […]

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No More War Will Save Billions; Obama Sees Money for Roads and Rail? (ChicagoTrib) Focus Shifts Away From High Speed Rail to Repairing Failing Infrastructure (PRI) Transportation Investment at Risk This Election Season (TransportPolitic) State of the Union’s Mass Transit: Not Good (HuffPo) Social Equity Will Affect Funding for Transportation Under New DOT Rule (BusinessWeek) […]

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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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Anthony Foxx on Track for Senate Confirmation (WSJ, Charlotte Observer) What’s Next for the 81-Year-Old (As of Yesterday) Federal Gas Tax? (Forbes) Study on Why Cities Spur Innovation: It’s All About the People (Atlantic Cities) Andres Duany on How the “Mormon Grid” Got It Right in Salt Lake City (SL Trib) California Chooses Contractor for […]