After suffering an embarrassing defeat a year ago, the Oregon highway lobby is rattling the can for more money again. They have a list of highways they want to widen, and they say Portland's economy depends on it. In addition to the usual suspects, the highway cheerleaders include Neil McFarlane, general manager of TriMet, the regional transit agency.
This Boston Suburb Turned Street Parking Into a Pop-Up Bus Lane (CityLab) Auto Loan Delinquencies Hit a New High (The Car Connection) What We Can Learn About Infrastructure Spending From the Stimulus (Brookings) Lawsuit Against Albuquerque Bus Rapid Transit Dropped (ABQ Journal) Globe and Mail: Self-Driving Cars Will Give Power Back to Pedestrians Congress Making Bipartisan Push […]
After booting buses out of Public Square as part of a $50 million redesign, Mayor Frank Jackson now says the city is preparing to reopen the space to buses in March. That would end a seven-month closure that led to systemwide bus delays and gained national notoriety as a case study of how local governments mistreat bus riders.
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Trump Administration Deals a Blow to Caltrain Electrification (SF Chronicle) Will Trump Punish Sanctuary Cities By Withholding Funds for Transportation Projects? (Politico) Instead of “Climate Change,” FHWA Now Refers to “Resilience” (WaPo) New York Times Profiles Denver’s Backward Plan to Widen an Urban Highway Nebraska Senator Deb Fisscher Wants to Fund Transportation With Border Fees (Washington Examiner) Surge of […]