Today’s Headlines

  • Purple toll lanes, overhead lane-use control signs, and more crosswalk time for pedestrians are all coming soon to a road near you, as the U.S. DOT makes its first update in six years to the nation’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (UPI)
  • Did one affordable-housing nonprofit in New York City really get $156 million in federal stimulus money? Not so much (NYT Blogs)
  • Building America’s Future, headed by Rendell, Schwarzenegger and Bloomberg, praises House jobs bill but calls for six-year "reformed" transportation bill and a National Infrastructure Bank (BAF Press)
  • New research shows that the benefits of smart growth go beyond saved fuel emissions (NRDC Blog)
  • Do wind turbines have a negative effect on community health? Nope, says a new study (NYT Blogs)
  • Improving transit’s environmental efficiency: It’s a necessary, if politically inconvenient, pursuit (The Transport Politic)
  • Hybrid buses come to Savannah, and new streetcars on their way to D.C. (Savannah Now, WaPo)
  • Washington state DOT is squeezing in 24 new road stimulus projects thanks to low construction bids (Seattle P-I)

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Distracted pedestrians: still not as dangerous as their driving counterparts (NYT) At the Detroit auto show, signs of government control over the industry were plentiful (Newsweek) Missouri business and labor groups start a new Transportation Alliance to find solutions to the state’s funding crisis (KC Star) In Minnesota, a local editorial board questions whether easier […]

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