Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Never Had GOP Support (Bloomberg)
  • LaHood “for Trump“on Raising Gas Tax, While Trump Advisors Back Away (CNBC)
  • …or Trump Might Propose a Mileage Tax to Pay for Infrastructure, Who Knows (Fortune)
  • Maryland Asks FTA to Review Handling of Baltimore Metro Maintenance (Sun)
  • Durham Residents Want Housing, Transit, and Bikes, Not More Parking (WRAL)
  • Shocking: Higher Parking Rates Lead to Less Traffic in Boston (WCVB, WBUR, Globe)
  • Cyclists Say College Park Bike Lane Options Aren’t Good Enough (Diamondback)
  • Buffalo Light Rail Extension Moves Forward (WIVB, WKBW)
  • Cyclists Protest Removal of Portland Bike Lane (Bike Portland)
  • Uber’s New Carpool Service Works Like a Bus (Wired, Engadget)

Talking Headways Podcast: Pro·pin·qui·ty

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This week's illustrious guests are Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, and Stefan Al, who tell us all about their new book, Beyond Mobility. We discuss how to recalibrate cities to put people first when we shape transportation and the built environment, silly regulations like requiring parking space per toilet seat, and the best transportation and planning practices the U.S. should borrow from around the world.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Koch-Backed Groups Preemptively Come Out Against Gas Tax Hike (Bloomberg)
  • Sound Transit Releases Flyover Video of Future Ballard-West Seattle Route (Times)
  • Suburbs Try to Figure Out How to Hook Into Nashville Transit (WSMV)
  • Fight Continues Over Whether to Make Major Asheville Road More or Less Dangerous (Citizen-Times)
  • Savannah Has Fallen Behind on Bike Infrastructure (Connect Savannah, WJCL)
  • New Oregon Trail Will Take Cyclists Off the Interstate (Portland Tribune)
  • Durham Offers Affordable Housing Incentives Near Light Rail Stops (News & Observer)
  • Columbus Starts Rolling Out Free Bus Passes for Downtown Workers (Business First)
  • Bike-Share Comes to Butler County, OH (Journal-News) and New Haven, CT (WFSB); San Antonio’s Rebrands (KSAT) and Pittsburgh’s Expands (Tribune-Review)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Maryland Knew Baltimore Metro Needed ‘Emergency Repairs’ in November (Sun)
  • Nashville Transit Opponents Take to the Airwaves (Tennessean)
  • Even Transit-Friendly Seattle Isn’t Immune to Bikelash (KOMO)
  • Boston’s Green Line Leads the Nation in Light-Rail Derailments (Herald)
  • Arizona Gives Waymo First Driverless Ride-Hailing Permit in U.S. (Bloomberg)
  • Charlotte Residents Mad About Streetcar Construction (WSOC)
  • Amazon Failure Shows Detroit Is Behind Other Cities on Transit (WXYZ)
  • St. Louis Experiments With On-Demand Downtown Shuttles (Next City)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump Wants to Erode 150 Years of Federal Support for Infrastructure (Seattle Times)
  • You Could Double What We Spend on Walking and Biking With a 1 Cent Gas Tax (Mobility Lab)
  • Elon Musk Has Started Hyperloop Digging in D.C. and WaPo Is Skeptical
  • Positive Train Control Could Prevent a Crash Every Other Day (Charleston Post and Courier)
  • Minneapolis Planning 10 More Bus Rapid Transit Lines (Star-Tribune)
  • Yes, the North Spokane Corridor Freeway Is Still Happening (Spokesman-Review)
  • Massachusetts Awards Complete Streets Funds to Springfield (WWLP)
  • Bus Ridership Down 24 Percent in South Bend, Indiana (South Bend Tribune)
  • Cycling Getting More Popular in Wilmington, NC (Star News)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Welp, Another Trump “Infrastructure Week” Is in the Books (WaPo, Reuters)
  • More Cities and States Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services (NYT)
  • Trump Infrastructure “Plan” Would End New Starts and TIGER Grants (Newsday)
  • Minneapolis Mayor: Future of Streetcar Line in Doubt (Star Tribune)
  • Lyft Will Sponsor Five Baltimore Bike-Share Stations (The Drive, WaPo)
  • Almost All Sidewalks Along Oregon Highways Violate ADA Standards (Oregonian)
  • Transit in Atlanta No Longer a Racial Wedge Issue (AJC)
  • Dallas News Supports City’s Effort to Regulate Dockless Bike-Shares
  • Seattle Plans to Remove Bike Racks Used to Displace Homeless Camp (Next City)

Today’s Headlines

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  • So Much for Infrastructure Week 2.0 (Huffington Post)
  • Florida Can’t Afford Access to Trump Infrastructure Funds (Miami Herald)
  • Dallas Needs More Bike Lanes to Make Bike-Share Work (Morning News)
  • Baltimore Bike Lanes Delayed Again Over Fire Truck Access Concerns (Sun)
  • Tax on Uber/Lyft Trips Would Fund Atlanta Mass Transit (WXIA)
  • Seattle Group Launches Kickstarter to Bring Back Historic Trolleys (Next City)
  • No Funding for Minneapolis Transit in Trump Budget (Star Tribune)
  • Waymo-Uber Trial Made One Tech Writer Stop Trusting Self-Driving Cars (The Verge)
  • How to Turn a Stroad Into a Street or a Road (Strong Towns)
  • Cities Have Turned These 11 Underpasses Into Parks (Curbed)
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