Today’s Headlines

  • The 2010 U.S. DOT budget remains hamstrung by an ongoing fight over allowing guns on board Amtrak (The Hill)
  • Miami city government adopts pro-urbanism, non-car-centric principles for future development (CNU Press)
  • Portland’s streetcar secures a long-anticipated promise of federal funds (
  • Nebraska, a state not known for its progressive transport policies, begins weighing a vehicle miles traveled tax (Journal Star)
  • China’s high-speed rail investment begins expanding economic accessibility (Newsweek)
  • What’s a "spurb"? Schott’s Vocab defines the new term (NYT)


Seeking Submissions: The Worst Parking Crater in an American Downtown

Alright, Streetsblog readers. Send us your best shots. After running our “worst intersection in America” photo contest, we heard from readers who want to see “more public shaming” of terrible transportation and planning blunders around the country. We aim to please. So here is the next contest: Where is the worst sea of downtown surface parking in […]

NYC’s Moynihan Station is the First Big TIGER Stimulus Winner

New York City’s Moynihan Station project has snagged $83 million in grant money from the stimulus law’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced today. A rendering of the proposed Moynihan Station. (Photo: The Real Deal) The grant makes the intended successor to the current Penn Station, a longstanding priority […]

Amtrak to Begin Welcoming Bikes on Long-Distance Routes

The nation’s intercity passenger rail service just got a lot bike-friendlier. Amtrak announced last week that it is installing new baggage cars — equipped for bike storage — in all trains on its long-distance routes by year’s end. The change will allow Amtrak riders to “roll on” their bikes, rather than disassembling them and transporting them […]