Talking Headways Podcast: More Than Just a Transit Line

This week we’re joined by Jonathan Sage Martinson, former director of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative in the Twin Cities. Jonathan discusses the collaborative’s work on the Green Line light rail corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and how one member got the FTA to change its regulations.


Report Maps Out How New Transit Can Benefit Disadvantaged Communities

Last fall, Streetsblog reported on the complex relationship between economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and the transit-oriented development projects intended to revitalize them. Often, the same people who stand to gain the most quality-of-life benefits from new transit also face the greatest risk of being displaced by the rising property values associated with TOD. Such is the […]

Today’s Headlines

Anthony Foxx Wants to Create a 30-Year Vision for US Transportation Policy (Politico) Minneapolis Group Sues FTA Over Light Rail (Minneapolis/St. Paul Biz Journal) … As the Green Line in St. Paul Offers Lessons in Racial Equity (Finance & Commerce) Blumenthal Predicts Consensus on Rail Safety Bill (Hartford Courant) How Pittsburgh Merges Cycling Infrastructure With […]

USDOT Announces Funding For Transit Projects, Minus ARC Tunnel

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday announced $1.58 billion in New Starts grants that will fund 27 transit projects around the country. The only major difference between this list and the list of proposed projects that came out in February 2010 is the glaring absence of the ARC tunnel project that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unceremoniously […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Rondo Revisited

Finally, there is a light rail line connecting the Twin Cities. The Green Line, running 11 miles from Union Depot in downtown St. Paul to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, cost $957 million and took decades to build. The process of choosing stations was contentious but eventually incorporated the proposals of low-income communities that wanted […]