Today’s Headlines

  • Michigan to Spend $268 Million in General Funds on Roads Only (Detroit News)
  • Columbus the “Lone Exception” in Midwest Population Growth (CURA OSU)
  • Northeast Corridor Senators Push for Full Amtrak Funding (WJLA)
  • Olympia Mother: Children Aren’t Welcome in My Neighborhood Streets (WaPo)
  • Oregon May Test Mileage Tax to Replace Gas Tax (Associated Press)
  • “Ridesharing” Could Save St. Louis Area Commuters $277 Million (St. Louis Business Journal)
  • Police Chief on Why He Has “Zero Tolerance” for Dangerous Driving (The Hinesburg Record)
  • Why Is Coral Gables Leaving Bike Lanes Out of Its Downtown Redesign? (Miami Herald)


Will Missouri Voters Go Along With the Highway Lobby’s Money Grab?

Next week, Missouri voters will decide on Amendment 7 — a three-quarter-cent sales tax hike to pay for transportation projects that would be the largest tax increase in the state’s history. Construction industry groups have poured millions into convincing Missourians to pay $5.4 billion over the next 10 years. Will they bite? A coalition of pro-transit forces […]

Funding Transit in St. Louis: Another Crack at a Sales Tax

Cities and counties across the country are struggling with the funding of their transit systems in these hard times. In New York City, the payroll tax solution touted in Albany last year has failed to meet projections. In Lorain County, Ohio, the rejection of a sales tax by voters resulted in crippling cutbacks to that […]

Curtains for St. Louis’ Delmar Loop Trolley Plans?

For years, St. Louis and adjacent University City have been planning a 2.2-mile streetcar that would connect the thriving Delmar Loop business district to the museums in nearby Forest Park. In 2010, the plan won a competitive $22 million federal “Urban Circulator” grant. That funding, along with a 1 percent sales tax increase approved by area […]

Today’s Headlines

House Stays Silent in Funding Debate (The Hill) How Senate’s MAP-21 Reauthorization Might Affect Cities (Next City) Obama Criticizes GOP for Taking Credit on Projects They Wouldn’t Fund (The Hill) Honolulu Rail Faces Obstacles to Budget, Schedule (Pacific Biz News) With Biden’s Cleveland Visit, Plain Dealer Looks at Importance of TIGER Grants in Ohio 121 Projects Developing […]