Today’s Headlines

  • The U.S. High Speed Rail Association is emerging as a lobbying force in D.C. (Roll Call)
  • Is the Justice Department investigating Rep. Don Young’s (R-AK) shady Florida highway earmark? The law says they should be … (CQ Notepad)
  • A mainstream-media look at last week’s vast new study of the benefits of denser development, with obligatory skeptical libertarian (USAT)
  • Dubai unveils a cushy new transit system (LAT)
  • The congressional climate change fight could get even uglier than the health care one — if it happens this year (Atlantic)

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New Jersey’s Urban Centers Are Bouncing Back

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New Jersey’s cities — even downtrodden and smaller ones — are seeing a dramatic shift in population trends, according to research from smart growth group New Jersey Future. The state’s eight largest urban areas — Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, Paterson, Elizabeth, Camden, New Brunswick, Atlantic City — accounted for 11.4 percent of the state’s population growth […]

Today’s Headlines

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U.S. DOT’s new "TIGER II" grant program is encouraging Texas state DOT officials to hope the second time is a charm when it comes to funding a fix for an aging rail intersection … (Star-Telegram) … and Washington D.C. city officials to hope for new bike-share funding … (DC Biz Jrnl) … and northwestern Tennessee […]

Today’s Headlines

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A Massachusetts NIMBY fight finally gets resolved as Salazar okays a new wind farm off Cape Cod (WaPo Blogs) Houston light rail could lose federal funding thanks to concerns over compliance with "Buy American" rules (Chronicle) Trains that run on beef fat? Amtrak is starting the experiment (Det. News) Auto dealers continue twisting arms to […]

Today’s Headlines

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Democrats in Congress may tone down their new auto safety bill in response to industry complaints (WSJ) D.C. considers using "value capture" methods, harnessing business gains from transit to pay for new streetcars (WashPost) Joel Epstein on L.A.’s push to break from its past and embrace transit New York in need of a statewide high-speed […]

New York New Visions Tackles “Sustainable” New York Future

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After Mayor Bloomberg’s December announcement of his PlaNYC initiative to prepare for a sustainable New York of 9 million people by 2030, New York New Visions, the group of architects and planners originally organized around Ground Zero rebuilding, announced it was expanding its scope to tackle the new challenge. Last night, in a stark white […]

The Clock is Ticking for PlaNYC

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A delegation of approximately 30 members of the Campaign for New York’s Future are traveling to Albany today to meet with more than two dozen state legislators and other public officials. Today’s trip follows a series of meetings on Monday in which key coalition leaders joined Mayor Bloomberg to call for urgent State action on […]