Today’s Headlines

  • Will the Transpo Bill Hit the Fed or Big Banks for $$? (NYT)
  • House Bill Includes “Devastating Cut” for Northeast Transit Agencies (Buffalo News)
  • Why Don’t More Talented Democratic Mayors Reach the National Stage? (CityLab)
  • As Driverless Cars Become Closer to Reality, Why Are Policy Wonks Still Stuck in the Past? (HuffPo)
  • LaHood Writes on White House’s Missed Chance With Gas Tax Hike (Detroit News)
  • Foxx Takes a Ride on Japan’s Maglev Train — Could Same Tech Work for DC-NYC Rail? (WSJ)
  • Stanford Remains at Top of the Heap of Bike-Friendly Universities (League of American Bicyclists)
  • Voter-Approved “Move Seattle” Money About to Hit the Streets (Seattle Times)
  • Boulder’s Parking Policies Get a Makeover (Daily Camera)
  • CeeTee55

    From the HuffPo article: “And there’s little doubt that AVs will radically change the economic calculations and assumptions that make high-speed rail projects seem worthwhile (i.e. the speed and cost of travel by conventional car).”

    Read: “Everything but driving should be de-prioritized.”

  • bolwerk

    A lot of the “talent” of recent big city mayors is pandering to Republikans. Martin O’Malley’s policing policies are fairly indistinguishable from Rudy Giuliani’s. Bill de Blasio seems like such a wishywashy dolt that almost everyone else just walks all over him. Cory Booker seemed promising, but then he’s in the same lalaland as Mike Bloomberg with poaching public school budgets to direct money to charter school cronies.