Today’s Headlines

  • Unusually Harsh Winter Puts Extra Pressure on Scarce Funds for Pothole Filling (Forbes)
  • Federal Funding Crisis Could Mean Colorado Doesn’t Get to Widen I-25 (Coloradoan)
  • Teen Mom-Turned-Transit Guru: Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Wills SF’s Transbay Center Into Existence (Examiner)
  • Infighting Between DOT and MPO Could Cost Hawaii Millions (Honolulu Civil Beat)
  • Suburbs Want Light Rail, Minneapolis Demurs (Strib)
  • Amtrak Could Extend Service to Montreal (Recorder)
  • As Seattle Goes to War with Uber, San Antonio Cracks Down on Lyft (Gov Tech)
  • When Your Complete Streets Policy Is Accompanied By 70 Planned Road Widenings (Ottawa Citizen)
  • How Urban Nonprofit Bike Shops Change the Face of Bicycling (Governing)
  • Private British Company Making Inroads With France’s Fiercely National Rail Industry (Telegraph)

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Columbus, Ohio, population 800,000, is among the biggest U.S. cities without passenger rail. But its time may have finally come. A college town and state capital, Columbus has bucked the trend of urban decline in Ohio and built a strong economy on insurance and retail. The culture here has been famously resistant to rail plans, but it’s […]

U.S. DOT Holding Five Public Meetings on Its National Rail Plan

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As it works to finalize a National Rail Plan that could prove pivotal in securing dedicated long-term funding for high-speed rail, the U.S. DOT is soliciting public feedback at five meetings in the coming weeks. The first public meeting will be held Wednesday in Kansas City, followed by a Thursday meeting in Atlanta, according to […]

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Now that the surface transportation bill fight is over — at least for the moment — transportation reformers are eying the expiration date of another key piece of legislation later this year. The reauthorization of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) could be a chance to make some needed changes to jump-start progress […]