Today’s Headlines

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  • A reminder that transit, and trees, are better job creators than fossil fuels (Grist)
  • "Before calls for a gas tax increase become deafening, DOT needs some
    real reform of the way it does business, prioritizing projects of real
    significance and managing for successful outcomes" (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • A look at Portland’s $613m plan for bike infrastructure expansion (CSM)
  • Political blogger hit by government-owned SUV making illegal left turn — and hit with a jaywalking ticket while recuperating with broken knee (Daily Caller)
  • Crime plagues Detroit’s new transit center (Free Press)
  • Maryland budget analysts want to siphon off $60m in transportation funding, to the chagrin of state transport officials (Balt Sun)
  • A local editorial board urges Alabamans: Get on board with high-speed rail (Plainsman)

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Today’s Headlines

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Republican Presidential Hopeful Pawlenty Wants to Privatize Amtrak (The Hill) Public Pays the Price for Privatizing Infrastructure (Politico) Google Robot Cars Would Promote Sprawl (Fast Company) NRDC’s Kaid Benfield: City of Detroit isn’t Shrinking, ‘Right-size’ the Suburbs (Grist) Corporations Realizing Best & Brightest Don’t Want to Work in Suburbs (The New Republic) New Book Tells […]

Today’s Headlines

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“Trains Make All That Possible”: Light Rail Transforms Cities, Guides Development (NPR) Forget Peak Oil. Have We Hit Peak Travel? (Miller-McCune) “Start Now, Figure Out How to Finish Later”: Obama’s High Speed Rail Strategy (Time) Shoupian Parking Principles, Market-Based Pricing Come to Seattle (Seattle Times) Dallas Desires Streetcar Grant Shelved by Fort Worth (Dallas Morning […]

The Name Says It All: U.S. Senate Unveils the DRIVE Act

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What does Congress envision for the future of transportation in the U.S.? Hint: The Senate’s transportation bill is called the DRIVE Act. Caron Whitaker at the League of American Bicyclists reports: As is evident in the acronym, The Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act, or DRIVE Act, is not focused on improving multi-modal transportation but rather […]

The American Bike-Share Fleet Has Doubled Since January

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This has been an epic year for bike-share in America. According to a report from the Earth Policy Institute, the opening of Bay Area Bike Share yesterday brought the cumulative size of the bike-share fleets in U.S. cities to 18,000 bikes, more than twice what it was at the beginning of 2013. There are now […]

Grist: NYC is Not One of the World’s Greenest Cities

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Grist recently produced a list of the world’s 15 greenest cities. Streetsblog favorites Copenhagen, Curitiba, London, and Bogotá all made the grade. StreetFilms’ posterchild Portland captured the number two spot right behind geothermal-powered Reykjavik, Iceland. San Francisco and Austin were the only other U.S. cities to make the list with Chicago meriting runner-up status. One […]