Today’s Headlines

  • Detroit’s longtime mayor urges a new focus on transportation reform (Free Press)
  • Denver’s environmentally sustainable public housing effort gets $10 million federal grant (D.Post)
  • How did Thomas Jefferson make it into Planetizen’s list of Top 100 urban thinkers? (TNR)

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What Happened When a Newspaper Became an Advocate for Bicyclists

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In too many cities, newspaper coverage of bicycling has stoked some of the darker aspects of human nature. Opinion pieces about bike lanes tend to cater to the reactionary opposition, goading the trolls of the comments section, where casual death threats are standard fare. But a newspaper in South Florida has taken a very different approach over […]

Today’s Headlines

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Parsing the status-quo message of state DOTs’ federal arm (Streetsblog NYC) House Republicans insist they are abiding by a promised earmark moratorium after Oberstar raises questions (CPI Blog) LaHood announces new rule aimed at preventing distracted driving by railroad operators (FRA Press) Transport construction union launches new campaign to build support for long-term federal legislation […]

Associated Press Cautions Journalists That Crashes Aren’t Always “Accidents”

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When negligence is claimed or proven, avoid accident, which can be read as exonerating the person responsible. #ACES2016 — AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 2, 2016 The Associated Press has tweaked its guidance for journalists about when to call traffic collisions “accidents.” Street safety advocates, spearheaded by New York City’s Transportation Alternatives, have been pushing police and media organizations to drop […]

Today’s Headlines

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The war of words between House and Senate transportation leaders continues … (Roll Call) … as Boxer and the Senate show signs of giving more to transit in their climate bill (Wash Indy) U.S. DOT’s latest round of transpo stimulus cash helps move Detroit towards ferry service (Free Press) Voinovich may be transpo stalwart, but […]