Today’s Headlines

  • Maryland Knew Baltimore Metro Needed ‘Emergency Repairs’ in November (Sun)
  • Nashville Transit Opponents Take to the Airwaves (Tennessean)
  • Even Transit-Friendly Seattle Isn’t Immune to Bikelash (KOMO)
  • Boston’s Green Line Leads the Nation in Light-Rail Derailments (Herald)
  • Arizona Gives Waymo First Driverless Ride-Hailing Permit in U.S. (Bloomberg)
  • Charlotte Residents Mad About Streetcar Construction (WSOC)
  • Amazon Failure Shows Detroit Is Behind Other Cities on Transit (WXYZ)
  • St. Louis Experiments With On-Demand Downtown Shuttles (Next City)
  • Courtney

    I wouldn’t exactly categorize Amazon skipping Detroit in their new HQ search as a “failure.” Them passing on Detroit certainly speaks to the HUGE need for improvement on transit but I’m not quite sure it’s a “failure.” There are also some drawbacks to Amazon coming to one’s city.
    In terms of the city of Chicago potentially landing Amazon, I don’t think it will be as beneficial as folks are hyping it up to be. In terms of transit the city would be on hook for a LOT of transit upgrades and currently we’re in the hole trying to simply maintain the system let alone upgrade it to match the quality that is truly needed.