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 (Philly.com)
  • Can Boston Create “Gold Standard” BRT? (CityLab)
  • Twin Cities Breaks Its Daily Bike-Share Mileage Record (KSTP)

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State Interference in Nashville BRT Could Have National Implications

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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

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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 […]