Today’s Headlines

  • Bernie Sanders Pitches $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill… But No Funding Source (WaPo)
  • How Low Gas Prices Could Spell Trouble for Obama’s Climate Plan (National Journal)
  • House T&I Committee Announces Subcomittee Assignments
  • Minnesota Gov Slaps Parks Board for Stalling LRT, Plans Tax Hikes for Transpo (F&C, Pioneer Press)
  • Winter Storms Aren’t a Big Deal For Walkable, Transit-Oriented Communities (CT Post)
  • New Amtrak Site Focuses on Northeast Corridor, Makes Case for NYC Gateway Project (TSTC)
  • Mapping D.C.’s Cycling and Pedestrian Injuries (City Paper)
  • Phoenix Mayor a Big Fan of Bike-Share (AZ Central)
  • Timeline Uncertain for Downtown Dallas Streetcar (Dallas Morning News)
  • Why It Makes Sense for Labor Unions to Be Anti-Sprawl (Next City)
  • Light Rail for Birmingham By 2021? (AL.com)
  • Marc Dreyfuss

    I do hope that Birmingham improves its transit, but they’re not building light rail. They can’t support it through ridership, their downtown has an absurd abundance of parking, and transit is a need-only service there. That aside, this has been proposed many, many times and Austin is trying to set the stage for an eventual run for mayor.