Today’s Headlines

  • The Texas Transportation Institute’s urban mobility hits the streets today — here’s a preview (AP)
  • UPS steps up to do its part in reducing transpo-based emissions (Greenwire)
  • High-speed rail headed for a bumpy ride in California (CSM)
  • Wealthy oilman Pickens ends his flirtation with wind power to focus on not-so-green natural gas vehicles (NYT)

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Talking Headways Podcast: The Logistics of Urban Deliveries

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This week's guest is Tom Madrecki, director of urban innovation and mobility at UPS. If you want to know how a huge logistics company like UPS thinks about city streets and transportation systems, don't miss this one. Tom discusses the costs of congestion to UPS, and why streets that prioritize solo car trips don't work for walking, biking, or deliveries.

Ohio, Wisc. Rail Money to be Transferred to 13 Other States

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Ohio’s and Wisconsin’s loss will be 13 other states’ gain. U.S. Department of Transportation announced this afternoon that nearly $1.2 billion in passenger rail money will be withdrawn from the states of Ohio and Wisconsin at the behest of their incoming governors. The money will be transferred to other states to support “high speed rail […]

The Definition of Automobile Dependence

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Working for a failing automaker to make enough money to keep your beat-up, failing mini van rolling through your sprawled-out, failing city. From today’s New York Times story on escalating gasoline prices. For ordinary Americans like Phyllis Berry, a 31-year-old factory worker for General Motors in Cleveland, gasoline costs are starting to hurt. “I used […]

Today’s Headlines

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Rep. Blumenauer Proposes Taking Oregon’s VMT Pilot National (Oregonian) Renewable Fuels Standard Could Get a Challenge (The Hill) CMAQ Will Pick Up 80% of the (Tiny) Cost of Chicago’s 645-Mile Bike Lane Network (WBEZ, Sun-Times) Vermont Comes Up $250M Short of Covering Maintenance Needs Alone (VT Digger) Wyoming’s in Trouble Too, And the Laramie Boomerang Thinks They Need to […]