Today’s Headlines

  • Man Weaponizes Car to Kill Charlottesville Anti-Racism Protestor (CNN, NPR)
  • Bus Ridership in American Cities Down 13% Since 2007 (WSJ)
  • As Her Boss Snipes at Her Husband, Secretary Elaine Chao Staying on at DOT (Hill)
  • Ray LaHood’s Report on Fixing and Funding WMATA Due Soon (WTOP); Leaders Will Meet This Month (WaPo)
  • In Dramatic Reversal, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says He Will Push Congestion Pricing Plan to Fund MTA (NYT)
  • NJ Transit Raids Federal Capital Funds to Patch Budgets More Than Any Other Transit System (Bloomberg)
  • Nashville MTA Releases Vision for Light Rail System Backed by Mayor (Tennessean, Biz Journal)
  • The Streetcar Boom Is More About Transit-Oriented Development Than Transit (Vox)
  • All Eyes Are on Seattle’s Dockless Bike-Share Bonanza (Crosscut); Meanwhile, Market Urbanism Wants More
  • SEPTA Could Take Inspiration From Boston, Shifting Some Paratransit Trips to Ride-Hail Apps (Philly.com)
  • Charleston, SC, Lets Traffic Fears Scuttle Plan to Replace Car Lane With Protected Bikeway (Post and Courier)
  • bolwerk

    It’s funny seeing Comcast-Vox cite the non-expertise of Comcast-Vox employees in its videos. What the hell are they even complaining about? The DC streetcar had bumblefuck construction management, and that in no way diminishes the efficacy of streetcars. Vox calls its corporate agitprop “learning.”

    They barely touch on real problems: gentrification, construction costs, or the inequity of putting streetcars away from where transit riders already are. But then, I doubt the kind of IQ-of-105 aspirational yuppie who reads Vox even cares about that stuff.