Today’s Headlines

  • 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 officials to try again for their riverport proposal (NWTN Today)
  • New York state officials ink high-speed rail pact with CSX (Buff. News)
  • IBM CEO calls for a renewed focus on U.S. infrastructure policy (Chronicle)
  • The tale of transit taxes collected with no benefit for travelers in Birmingham, Alabama (B’ham News)
  • Adventure Cycling Association eyes Midwestern bicycle trail passing through Michigan (AP)
  • Officials in Connecticut, other New England states plan local meetings on commuter rail (


Mourning the Potential Loss of Bus Service in Long Island

It says a lot about how we prioritize transit in this country that one of the nation’s largest suburban bus systems is on the brink of collapse outside New York City. Long Island Bus is facing possible closure or at least very dramatic service reductions after years of chronic underfunding by officials in Nassau County. […]

House Bill Would Give Cities and Towns More Say Over Transpo Spending

A bill to give local governments greater access to transportation funds has bipartisan sponsors in the House of Representatives. The Innovation in Surface Transportation Act, introduced late last month, would let local communities access a much more significant share of federal transportation funds. The legislation would set aside a share of various federal programs that flow to […]