Today’s Headlines

  • Inside the Oregon DOT’s quest to make a mileage tax work (Marketplace)
  • Could a "cash for clunkers" approach work to retire creaky coal-fired power plants? (WSJ)
  • Boston becomes the fourth U.S. city to let software developers work with transit data (Herald)
  • LaHood hits Maine to check out new "bridge in a backpack" technology (AP)
  • Struggling urban schools turn to marketing to win back students (WSJ)

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Violent Crime Up in the Suburbs, Down in Big Cities

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A result of better city policing? Or a symptom of suburban decline? The Wall Street Journal reports that over the last 10 years violent crime has spiked in the suburbs while tapering off in cities. Using data from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Brookings Institution, WSJ reporters found that suburban homicide rates increased 16.9 […]

WSJ Invites More Ignorant Anti-Bike Zealots to Sully Its Pages

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Law professor Frank H. Buckley seems to want to be the next Dororthy Rabinowitz. That is, he wants to gain notoriety by clinging to old and unsafe street designs while, simultaneously, shoring up the Wall Street Journal’s reputation as a bastion of change-averse curmudgeons. Done and done. Buckley wrote an op-ed in Friday’s Journal about […]

Today’s Headlines

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USDOT to Congress: We Need a ‘Gargantuan Large’ Investment in Transportation (WaPo) More States Crack Down on Driving While Texting (USAToday) Critics of Seattle’s Car Tab Fee Want to Use Funds for Bridge Repairs, New Bus Lines (Seattle Times) Chicago Set to Speed Up Transit and Freight Trains With New Track (Transport Politic) Michigan Amtrak […]

Today’s Headlines

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"Cash for clunkers" not the retail-sales boost economists had hoped … (NYT) … and still not paying auto dealers on time (WSJ) A must-read: Labeled the "fastest-dying cities," these towns are fighting back (WSJ) Happy 50th birthday to the three-point seat belt (Wired) Senate No. 2 (and friend of POTUS) does his part for the […]