Today’s Headlines

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  • With Cars Destroyed and Few Other Transportation Options, Houston Struggles to Bounce Back (AP)
  • The Road Gang Hopes “Dealmaker” Trump Will Advance Highway Infrastructure Bill (Detroit News)
  • Today: DOT Changes Course on Obama-Era Robot Car Rules, Clears Way for Auto Companies (Bloomberg)
  • Meanwhile, in Paris: Deputy Mayor for Urbanism Wants to Ban “Zombie” Autonomous Cars (Dezeen)
  • Bikelash? Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Brushes Off Haters of Her Street Transformations (CityLab)
  • Hogan Stops Stonewalling, Proposes $500 Million for WMATA — But No Way to Pay For It (WaPo)
  • To Keep Costs Down, Met Council Tells Firms to Bid Again on Southwest LRT (Star Tribune, MPR)
  • Minneapolis Announces Vision Zero Agenda to Eliminate Fatalities Within a Decade (Star Tribune)
  • 30 Years After Rejecting Rail Over “Undesirable Element,” Sacramento State Chokes on Traffic (Bee)
  • After Backlash, City of Portland Decides Against Lowering Its Bike Mode Share Goal (BikePortland)

Today’s Headlines

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  • 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)

Talking Headways Podcast: Land Value Capture and Transit

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For this week's podcast we return to the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal. This session on land value capture features Julian Ware of Transport for London, Sharon Liu of Hong Kong’s MTR, and Iain Dobson of Strategic Regional Research Associates in Toronto. Each gives their perspective on how land value capture relates to transport development.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Unions Kept Trucks Out of House Autonomous Vehicles Bill But May Not Be So Lucky in Senate (Eno)
  • Trump Meets NY, NJ Governors and Senators to Discuss Gateway Tunnel (NYT, Daily News)
  • Rep. Bill Shuster Continues Push to Widen I-81 in Rural Pennsylvania (Public Opinion)
  • Sacramento MPO and Transit Operator Consider Another Push for Transportation Sales Tax (Bee)
  • DC’s LEED Platinum Status Ignores Region’s Massive Highway Expansion Projects (City Observatory)
  • With Construction Underway, Ben Ross Reflects On Three Decades Fighting for Purple Line (GGW)
  • Philly Judge Says Neighborhood Group Can’t Sue to Get City to Enforce Parking Rules (PlanPhilly)
  • Troy, Ohio, Decides to Replace Bike Lanes With Parking (Dayton Daily News)
  • Asian-American Newscaster Responds After Racist, Dangerous Driver Almost Runs Her Over (HuffPo)
  • Ford Motor Company Goes All-In With Pedestrian-Blaming “Petextrian” Video Campaign (Planetizen)
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