Today’s Headlines

  • Taxes Have Proved the Sticking Point for Transpo Bill (The Hill)
  • DC Metro Gets $150M in Senate Bill (WaPo)
  • Google Will Help Pinpoint Every Rail Crossing in America (NYT)
  • Will Anthony Foxx Make a Senate Run? (The Hill)
  • Not Relying on Feds, NC Plans for Controversial Privately Run Tolls (Bloomberg)
  • Oregon Governor Pulls Plug on Gas Tax Hike (Columbian)
  • Transit Solutions Needed for Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Sun)
  • Cyclists Have a Rough Ride in Philly Burbs (
  • Can Boston Create “Gold Standard” BRT? (CityLab)
  • Twin Cities Breaks Its Daily Bike-Share Mileage Record (KSTP)


State Interference in Nashville BRT Could Have National Implications

Annie Weinstock is the regional director for the U.S. and Africa at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Last week saw the quiet death of the misguided, Koch brothers-funded Tennessee Senate Bill 2243, which would have effectively banned real bus rapid transit in Tennessee. The Senate’s outrageous overreach, attempting to prohibit transit from using dedicated […]

Final Stimulus Bill Slaps Transit Riders in the Face

The final tally is in, and we now have a breakdown for transportation funding in the stimulus bill that President Obama will sign, barring some unforeseen turn of the screw. Via Transportation for America: $29 billion for highways and bridges $8.4 billion for transit $8 billion for high-speed rail $1.3 billion for Amtrak To compare […]