Today’s Headlines

  • Why Is Funding Amtrak So Hard? (WaPo)
  • Bike-Share’s Huge Growth Curve Not Likely to Slow (Treehugger)
  • Raleigh Residents Asked to Choose Between Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (NextCity)
  • Baltimore Police Officer Critically Injures 12-Year-Old With Cruiser (CBS Baltimore)
  • North Carolina DOT Urging “High Alert” After Two 9-Year-Old Cyclists Struck (WNCN)
  • The App That Lets Your Rent Out Your Driveway (Willamette Week)


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Op Ed: Why Baltimore Needs Its Own RTA

A new ballot question initiative in Maryland aims to give Baltimore voters a say in the creation of a city-specific transit agency — which could be a crucial tool in the fight for transportation equity in Charm City, advocates argue. For nearly half a century, Baltimore has been one of the largest cities in America lacking […]

Rescuing New Ideas From the Purgatory of Old Bureaucracy

Your city may have a complete streets policy. Your mayor may say all the right things about making streets work for walking, biking, and transit. But if the inner workings of government — city budgets, agency protocols — aren’t set up to enable big street design breakthroughs, all you’ll get are scattershot improvements. Writing for Network blog Broken Sidewalk, Chris […]