Today’s Headlines

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  • How the Oil Billionaire Koch Brothers Attack Transit Projects Around the Country (NYT)
  • NoVa Will Spend $1.3 Billion on Road Projects (WTOP)
  • Pittsburgh Considers Lowering Speed Limits, Adding Bike Lanes (WPXI)
  • Future Tri-Rail Station Draws Development to Palm Beach (Palm Beach Post)
  • New Orleans Bike Rental Businesses Oppose Bike-Share (WDSU)
  • Massachusetts Town Appeals State Bike Lane Project (Mass Live)
  • Transit Agencies Should Provide First/Last Mile Service (Mobility Lab)
  • Influx of E-Scooters Causes Confusion in Charlotte (Observer)
  • Tampa-Area Residents Blame Crash Victims, Not Drivers Who Killed Them (WFTS)
  • Utah Wants to Wring More Revenue From Transit Riders (Salt Lake Tribune)

Talking Headways Podcast: The New Atlanta Way

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This week's guest is Odetta MacLeish White of the TransFormation Alliance in Atlanta. Tune in for a lively discussion about displacement pressures along the BeltLine, the history of segregation in planning, and big changes in advocacy and equity in the Atlanta region.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Bill Could Put Durham-Orange Light Rail Back on Track (News & Observer)
  • Can the Damage Freeways Did to Cities Be Undone? (Slate)
  • Milwaukee County Redesigning Its Transit Network (WUWM)
  • Birmingham Suburb Wants BRT on Congested Highway (CBS 42)
  • Cranky Baltimore Residents Push Back Against Plan to Widen Bike Lane (Fox 5)
  • GOP Donor-Owned Las Vegas Review-Journal Calls Light Rail a “Boondoggle”
  • FDOT Grant Means Tampa Streetcar Will Be Free for Three Years (TB Times)
  • Motorists — Including Police — Often Park Illegally in Boston Bike Lane (WBZ)
  • Drivers Aren’t the Only Ones Blocking Bike Lanes (KRXI)
  • Santiago’s Already Big Subway System Is Doubling in Size (Next City)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump Hasn’t Named Officials to “Fast-Track” Infrastructure (USA Today)
  • Advisory Panel Backs Las Vegas Light Rail Line (Review-Journal)
  • Will Phoenix Ever Actually Implement Complete Streets? (ABC 15)
  • St. Louis Removes Bike Lane, Choosing Trucks Over Cyclists (KMOV)
  • Environmental Study Presents Options for Portland Light Rail (Metro)
  • Mayors Should Deprioritize Cars on City Streets (Commonwealth)
  • Bike-Share Programs Often Avoid Poor Neighborhoods (KASU)
  • Suburban Roads and Parking Lots Are the Worst (Mobility Lab)
  • Lyft Wants to Be More Than Uber’s Baby Brother (Atlantic)

Streetsblog USA Editor Angie Schmitt is off this week. We’ll be on a brief publishing hiatus and then returning next Monday.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Atlanta Expanding Transit as Ridership Declines (AJC)
  • DC Should Make Stanley Cup Traffic Restrictions Permanent (Mobility Lab)
  • Lawsuit Challenges Seattle Light Rail Expansion (KOMO, KIRO, Weekly)
  • Who Knew What When About NoVa Metro Station Cuts? (Washington Post)
  • Feds Give Wisconsin $160 Million for I-94 Construction (Journal Times)
  • Charlotte Plans to Close Gap in Bike/Walking Path Along Blue Line (Observer)
  • FTA Wants Hawaii to Sell Light-Rail Bonds It Doesn’t Need (Civil Beat)
  • Investors Wary of Plan to Cap Atlanta Freeway With Park (Curbed)
  • Oregon Transit Agency Cuts and Simplifies Fares (Daily Astorian)
  • An E-Scooter Skeptic Is Converted (NYT)

Talking Headways Podcast: The Cost of a Subway

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This week's guest is transit analyst and writer Alon Levy, whose work comparing the capital costs of rail construction across cities and countries has become increasingly influential. We talk about how Alon got into transportation, subway costs, and price comparisons, and the thinking behind a new Boston commuter rail electrification plan.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Documentary Series Chronicles Decline of Miami Bus System (Next City)
  • Drivers Have Killed 111 People Walking in Georgia This Year (AJC)
  • Next Few Months Are Crucial for Brightline’s Orlando Route (Florida Politics)
  • Bike-Share Regs Mean Nothing Without Bike Lanes (Dallas Morning News)
  • Orange County Urges NC Legislature to Lift Hurdle to Light Rail (Herald Sun)
  • Nonprofit BikeShare Hawaii’s CEO Is Stepping Down (Pacific Biz Journal)
  • Montgomery, AL, Ordinance Clears Way for Bike-Share (Advertiser)
  • Missouri Governor Backs Gas-Tax Hike (Post-Dispatch)
  • Singapore Tests Self-Driving Buses (Bloomberg), Figures Out How to Keep Dockless Bike-Share in Order (Smart Cities Dive)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Portland Rolls Out Plan for Miles of New Bike Lanes Downtown (Willamette Week)
  • Boston Bus Lane Pilot Ends as City Mulls Making It Permanent (Globe)
  • Developers Say Parking Minimums in Augusta, GA, Are Stifling Growth (Chronicle)
  • UNC Ready to Move Forward With BRT If State Blocks Light Rail (WCHL)
  • Metro Charleston Seeks Input on Regional Transit Plan (Post and Courier)
  • Budget Shortfall Projected for Cincinnati Streetcar in 2020 (WCPO)
  • Tuscaloosa Residents Fed Up With Dangerous Sidewalks (ABC 33/40)
  • Milwaukee Officials Encourage Biking, Tout Complete Streets Plan (Fox 6)
  • Pittsburgh Warns Drivers Not to Park in Bike Lanes (City Paper)
  • In Toronto, Vision Zero Doesn’t Really Mean “Zero” (Treehugger)
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