Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump Administration Stalls on Rule Requiring States to Disclose GHG Impact of Highway Projects (Hill)
  • Congress Gave Green Light, But Chao Refuses to Send Caltrain Electrification Money Out the Door (Mercury News)
  • Driver Kills Times Square Pedestrian — A Regular Occurrence Elsewhere in NYC and US (CityLab, Daily News)
  • Advocates Blast Boston’s “Vision Zero” Mayor Marty Walsh for Blaming Crash Victims (Globe, Metro)
  • Mark Warner and Roy Blunt Introduce National Infrastructure Bank Bill in Senate (Hill)
  • Federal Government Wants to Know How Honolulu Will Fill Funding Gap for Partially-Completed Rail Line (AP)
  • Seattle Times Puzzles Over Why More People Don’t Bicycle Without Protected Bike Lanes
  • Boise Takes Another Swing at Downtown Streetcar (Idaho Statesman)
  • Beckham-Backed Miami Soccer Stadium Would Be Built Without Government Funds — Or Parking (Miami Herald)
  • Bike-Share: If It Will Play in Peoria… (WCBU)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Chao to Senate: List of “Principles” Coming Soon (CNN), But Don’t Expect List of Priority Projects (Hill)
  • Former Indy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith Pushes Public-Private Partnerships as Infrastructure Cure-All (Reason)
  • Detroit Streetcar Raises Questions About Role of Business and Foundation Funders (Inside Philanthropy)
  • Robert Puentes: Why Have Transit Systems Across the Country Been Losing Riders? (US News)
  • Dayton Transit Agency Offers Discounted Lyft Rides to Rural Riders Transferring to Buses (Dayton Daily News)
  • St. Louis Alderman Jeffrey Boyd Pushes City to Tackle Deadly Speeding (KSDK)
  • SF Supervisor Wants Delivery Robot Ban: “Sidewalks Are Made for People, Not Robots” (Recode, Wired)
  • Sacramento Will Host Its First Open Streets Event on Sunday (Bee)
  • Grand Forks, ND, Homeowners Protest City’s Push to Build Sidewalks (WDAZ)
  • Columbus, GA, Announces Bike-Share System (WTVM)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Curbed Looks at How Real Estate Is Thinking About the Prospect of Driverless Cars (It’s All About Parking)
  • After Regional Transit Board Breakup, Hennepin County, MN, Considers Sales Tax for Southwest LRT (SW Journal)
  • A Tale of Two Ontario Cities: Uber Takes Over Innisfil (NYT) as London Plans Massive BRT System (CBC)
  • Charlotte Residents, Fed Up With Speeding Drivers, Install Their Own Signs and Plead for Enforcement (WSOC)
  • Construction Crew Perplexed by Northeast DC Residents Who Don’t Want Sidewalks (WJLA)
  • Unlike Providence, Omaha Removes Plungers Installed to Protect Cyclists in Dangerous Bike Lane (World-Herald)
  • Pop-Up Bike Lane Installed for Students Bicycling to School in Newark, Delaware (The Review)
  • Philly’s Bike-Share System Marks Second Birthday by Adding 200 Bikes and 12 Stations (PlanPhilly)
  • Phoenix Seeks Non-Profit Grant to Expand Bike-Share Into One of City’s Poorest Neighborhoods (New Times)
  • Better Bike Share Partnership Highlights Positive Feedback Loop Between Bike-Share Equity and Traffic Safety

Today’s Headlines

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  • Chao: Trump’s Infrastructure “Vision” Will Be Released in “Next Several Weeks” (Hill, AP)
  • Gas Tax Hikes: Highway Contractors Prepare for SC Windfall (Independent Mail), Want Same in Kansas (KMUW)
  • Oregon Legislature’s Transportation Funding Plan Wrongly Assumes More People = More Cars (Willamette Week)
  • Meanwhile, Oregon’s Bike Industry Fights Back Against Legislature’s Bike Tax Proposal (BikePortland)
  • Learning Lessons from I-85 Collapse, Gwinnett County Could Permanently Re-Route Its Bus Network (Daily Post)
  • Light Rail Extension to Redmond Is Chance to Get Walkability Right (Seattle Bike Blog)
  • Streetcar Construction Underway in Milwaukee (Journal Sentinel)
  • What Is Costing Bike Riders Their Lives? OC Register Points Finger at Everything Except Deadly Road Design
  • David Levinson on Elon Musk: “Interesting, In a Techno-Hucksterish Sort Of Way” (Transportist)
  • Enjoy Photos From This Weekend’s Open Streets and Better Block Event in Louisville (Broken Sidewalk)
Good transit boils down to three ingredients, according to TransitCenter: It has to be fast, frequent and reliable, and walkable and accessible. Photo: Stefanie Seskin/Flickr

The 3 Essential Ingredients for Cooking Up Transit That People Want to Ride

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With so much transportation funding going toward highways, it's tempting to support any transit investment as a step in the right direction. But not all transit investments will produce service that helps people get where they need to go. To make transit a useful travel option that people want to ride, says TransitCenter, there are three basic goals that officials and advocates should strive for.
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