Today’s Headlines

  • WMATA: Death Spiral Will Continue If Larry Hogan Continues to Stonewall New Repair Funds (WAMU)
  • Pennsylvania Transit Agencies Up In Arms After State GOP Plans Funding Cuts (Post-Gazette, PlanPhilly)
  • Whoever Replaces Keith Parker as MARTA Boss Will Have a Full Plate (AJC 1, 2)
  • FHWA’s New Boss Is Former Iowa DOT Chief and AASHTO President Paul Trombino (Hill, Register)
  • Bus Riders Will Suffer After Milwaukee Cuts Bus Lanes From BRT Route (Journal Sentinel)
  • Bikes Aren’t Cars — And Traffic Law Ought to Stop Treating Them That Way (WaPo)
  • Met Council: With Infill On the Rise, Twin Cities Isn’t Sprawling So Fast Anymore (Pioneer Press)
  • How New Orleans’s Tremé Neighborhood Is Bridging the Divide of Elevated I-10 (Next City)
  • Is Amazon’s HQ Competition the Future of Cities (HBR), a Race to the Bottom (Brookings) — Or Both?
  • After Harvey Destroyed a Million Cars, Bike Donations Sought to Keep Houston Rolling (ABC 13)
  • Wilfried84

    There was a story this morning on the BBC World Service Newshour (I can’t find a link to it) about the backlash in Paris against moves to prioritize pedestrians and bicycles on the streets. The police raised the specter of terrorist attacks (how will they get to the victims?), and the usual suspects, suburban drivers, complained about the traffic that they generate. Good to know that it’s not just us Anglophones who deal with such nonsense.