Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT gets 278 applications for an $8 billion high-speed rail pot (AFP)
  • A prominent editorial board tells Obama: Stop blocking Oberstar’s transpo bill (CSM)
  • The lowdown on a bad scene at yesterday’s Senate enviro committee hearing (Grist)

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.