Thursday’s Headlines Are Built for Speed

  • Many U.S. cities would love to lower speed limits, but they’re hampered by federal guidelines. (Reuters)
  • Transportation for America breaks down what we know and don’t know about the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
  • Take this with a blade of grass, but according to a lawn-care company, San Francisco is the nation’s most bike-friendly city. (Forbes)
  • ‘Murica! Day-drinking on the Fourth of July makes it the deadliest holiday of the year on U.S. roads. (Daily Caller)
  • Greyhound is closing bus stations and forcing riders to wait for buses outside in the hot sun in places like Charlottesville. (Tomorrow)
  • The Oklahoma City streetcar is more about spurring development than actually transporting people. (Oklahoman)
  • Austin’s Cap Metro is making strides toward zero emissions. (Monitor)
  • A perception that transit is not safe seems to be hindering efforts to rebuild ridership in the Twin Cities. (KSTP)
  • Light rail expansion in Charlotte keeps getting pushed back, so it’s also getting more expensive. (WSOC)
  • California’s Valley Transit received $20 million from the state to help recover from the recent mass shooting at a rail yard. (San Jose Spotlight)
  • A landmark settlement means Uber drivers in Seattle will receive sick pay. (Emerald)
  • Nashville is taking public input on a Vision Zero plan. (News Channel 5)
  • An RV rental company ranks Dallas as the most dangerous city for driving. (D Magazine)
  • The D.C. DOT is inviting artists to paint intersections. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • In bike-centric countries like the Netherlands, drivers are the ones who stop for bikes. (Fast Company)

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Today’s Headlines

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Bus factory made famous by Obama’s stimulus is now laying off workers (NYT) Illinois works both sides of the high-speed rail equation (Trib) LaHood promises to deliver federal transit aid to help Chicago win the 2016 Olympics (WLS-TV) U.S. DOT strengthens drug-testing rules for commercial license holders (Morning News)

Today’s Headlines

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Obama administration faces security vulnerabilities in ground transportation in the wake of Moscow transit bombings (ABC) New poll shows D.C. metro area residents, by a 62 to 30 margin, prefer expanding transit over roads to tackle congestion … (WashPost) … while distracted driving is seen as a growing problem (WashPost) California high-speed rail racked by tensions over whether […]

Today’s Headlines

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D.C. Metro crash becomes a factor in the debate over a new federal transportation bill (The Hill) Oberstar’s $450 billion proposal includes strong provisions for monitoring drug and alcohol abuse by truckers (The Trucker) Fellow Floridian lawmakers lobby Rep. John Mica (R) on increasing the state’s gas tax reimbursement (McClatchy) Congressional audit concurs with transportation-finance […]

Today’s Headlines

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No. 2-ranked Senate Democrat admits there’s no plan yet for extending federal transport law (JOC) More coverage of Monday’s transportation bill press conference … with extra umbrage at the idea that it’s no longer called the "highway" bill (Logistics Management) Atlanta’s MARTA transit network is freeing itself from tax-shelter traps triggered by the financial crisis […]

Today’s Headlines

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New uptick in female drunk driving prompts action from U.S. DOT (CBS) Gov. Bobby Jindal’s high-speed rail hypocrisy (ThinkProgress via Yglesias) Lack of will in Washington to raise the federal gas tax prompting Arkansas to consider a hike (Ark. News) Florida governor’s office fires back at House transport committee: We’re chasing the stimulus money as […]

Today’s Headlines

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LaHood says he has yet to endorse Senate Dems’ $2B transit aid bill: "We need to look at how we pay for that" (WNYC) A separate, wide-ranging interview with LaHood, on everything from bike funding to fuel-efficiency rules (NPR) U.S. metro areas scratch the feds’ back, the feds scratch theirs? How one Arizona pitch could […]