Today’s Headlines

  • Democratic Gains in Virginia Provide Hope for Dedicated DC Metro Funding (Post)
  • Tacoma Light Rail Construction Will Start Next Year (KING)
  • Feds Tell Minneapolis to Tweak Light-Rail Wall (Star-Tribune)
  • Buffalo Neighborhood Tells Drivers to Stay Out of Bike Lanes (WKBW)
  • Portland Streetcar Will Have Dedicated Lane (Willamette Week)
  • New Cincinnati Council Members Support Adding Bus Service (WCPO)
  • Milwaukee Residents Worry Streetcar Will Gentrify Neighborhoods (Urban Milwaukee)
  • For Folks in Wheelchairs, Broken Sidewalks Can Be Deadly (Bitter Southerner)
  • Self-Driving Buses Not Quite Ready for Prime Time (Fortune)
  • Uber’s Supposedly Working on a Flying Taxi Because of Course It Is (The Verge)
  • thielges

    The Uber flying car article includes a screenshot showing how flying compares favorable against their own UberX which takes 1 hour, 20 minutes to travel from LAX to the Staples Center in downtown. The irony is that bicycling is also faster than UberX. UberBike anyone?

  • iSkyscraper

    The conversion (finally!) of one of Toronto’s busiest streetcar routes to a transit-priority corridor is a very relevant experiment for several US cities that have surface rail operating in mixed traffic.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/12/streetcars-now-rule-the-road-along-king-st-in-downtown-core.html