Today’s Headlines

  • It’s Not Just Transportation — Lots of Bipartisan Bills Are Hitting Gridlock in Congress (Hill)
  • Light Rail Is Good For Business — If Businesses Can Survive Its Construction (Strib)
  • Massachusetts Is Still Struggling Under Burden of Big Dig Debt, Transit Fares Increase (Globe)
  • Florida Gov. Reduces State-Level Planning Capacity, Leaves Decisions in Local Hands (Sentinel)
  • Will 64 Miles of On-Street Bike Lanes Raise Indianapolis’ Mode Share Above 0.3%? (IndyStar)
  • Want to Fight Urban Sprawl? Stop Regional Planning (Dallas Observer)
  • Shuttle Entrepreneur Sees Greater Need in Detroit, Expands Private Bus Service (Detroit News)
  • Bicycles Also Fill Gaps in Detroit Transportation; Cycling Up By 258% (HuffPo)
  • Another Way Highways Destroy the Environment and Decimate Local Budgets: Litter (STL Today)
  • Your Zip Code Has As Much Impact on Your Weight Gain As Your Genetic Code (KPBS)
  • re: Dallas and Regionalism
    It depends on where you are.  The right regional plan will restrain sprawl, not promote it.  Let’s not forget that LA’s Sustainable Communities Strategy was the product of regional planning.