Today’s Headlines

  • Foxx: Leave Driverless Car Regs With States for Now (Detroit News)
  • Nike to Sponsor Portland’s “Biketown” Bike-Share (Oregonian)
  • Blumenauer, Buchanan Seek Bike-Share Funding in House (The Hill)
  • House Dems Want States to Find Gas Tax Alternatives (The Hill)
  • Smart City Challenge Winner Will Get High-Tech Buses (Fast Company)
  • MARTA Boss Wants More Support to Expand Transit (AJC)
  • Most City Cyclists Are of the “Interested But Concerned” Variety (CityLab)
  • Providence Ditches Streetcar for Circulator Bus (Providence Journal)
  • All Aboard Florida Gets Another Year to Sell Off Its Tax-Free Bonds (TC Palm)
  • Andres Dee

    The problem with “leaving to the states” rules that govern activities that cross state lines as a matter of course is that they devolve to the lowest common denominator. Example: A year ago a woman with a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit was caught in New Jersey with her gun. NJ does not reciprocate with PA and she faced prosecution, until a national outcry over her “honest mistake” drove the Governor to press for dropping the charges.