Today’s Headlines

  • Weeks Before Harvey, Trump Gutted Obama-Era Rule Restricting Federal Building in Floodplains (Slate)
  • Blame Sprawl, Not Lack of Zoning, for Worsening Harvey’s Floods in Houston (NY Mag)
  • Why Is Bus Ridership Falling? It’s About Quality, Not Just Quantity, of Service (Human Transit)
  • Atlanta Magazine Examines Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Our Driverless Future
  • What Will Happen In Long Run to VC-Backed Bike-Share Companies? (Seattle Transit Blog)
  • LaHood Proposes Shrinking WMATA Board to Five Members, Stays Silent on Funding (WAMU)
  • Feds Accept WMATA Plan to Cut Down on Train Operators Running Red Signals (WTOP)
  • ICE Set to Deport Man After Phoenix Police Arrest Him for Failing to Pay Light Rail Fare (New Times)
  • Philly’s First One-Way Protected Bike Lane Opens on Chestnut Street (KYW, BCGP)
  • 220-Bike, 20-Station Bike-Share Program Launches in Richmond, Virginia (WWBT)