Today’s Headlines

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  • In Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan, $1 Trillion Is Actually $1 Trillion (Reuters)
  • House Republicans Propose Their Own, Smaller D.C. Metro Funding Plan (Post)
  • Federal Funding For Durham Light Rail Still Up in the Air (News & Observer)
  • Oakland County Exec Opposes Transit Tax Measure for Metro Detroit (Free Press)
  • The Wisconsin State Journal Backs a Gas Tax Hike
  • Austin Bond Will Only Partially Pay for Streetscape Projects (American-Statesman)
  • Fort Worth Council Member Pushes for Referendum on Transit Funding (Star-Telegram)
  • MATA Will End Bus Service to West Memphis March 31 (Commercial Appeal)
  • Proposed Ride-Hailing Fee for Cleveland Transit Is Illegal (Plain Dealer)
  • Montreal’s New Commuter Rail Line Breaks Ground in April (Montreal Gazette)

Talking Headways Podcast: This Is Not Mapping Just for Humans

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This week I'm joined by Christof Hellmis, a vice president at HERE Technologies in Berlin, Germany. HERE invited me to CES in Las Vegas to check out the next wave of data mapping. I got to sit down with Christof and a couple of other folks to talk about how mapping and location data will play an increasingly important role in the new transportation technologies.

Today’s Headlines

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  • No, Really—Trump Will Unveil Infrastructure Plan Details Monday (CNBC)
  • Wisconsin Lawmakers Want to Use Tolls to Match Trump Grants (Journal Sentinel)
  • VA Legislators Propose Uber/Lyft Surcharge to Fund D.C. Metro (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
  • High-Speed Train Developers Say Houston Mall Is Perfect for Station (Texas Tribune)
  • Tampa Officials Question Plan to Have BRT Run on Highway Shoulders (TBO)
  • With Others Out, Two Detroit Counties Might Go It Alone on Transit (Michigan Bridge)
  • Blue Line Extension Is a Priority for Northwest Minnesota Lawmakers (Sun Post)
  • Nashville Council Officially Sets May 1 as Transit Referendum Date (Tennessean)
  • Alabama Bill Would Provide State Funding for Transit for the First Time (AL.com)

Today’s Headlines

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  • White House Urges Schumer to Lift Hold on Batory as FRA Head (NBC)
  • Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Concerned About Trump’s Plan to Privatize Infrastructure (WOSU)
  • Self-Driving Cars Have a Hard Time Detecting Cyclists (Slate)
  • Dockless Bike-Share Companies Have All But Ignored Dallas Cleanup Order (KERA)
  • Getting People on Bikes Takes Planning — Not Just a Bunch of Bikes (Vice)
  • Fort Lauderdale Commissioners Approve Wave Streetcar (WPLG, WLRN)
  • Portland Cyclist Sues City After Crashing Into Concrete Barrier (Bicycling)
  • Columbus, GA, Drivers Would Rather Pave Roads Than Build Sidewalks (Ledger-Enquirer)
  • U.K. Study: People in Walkable Neighborhoods Have Lower Blood Pressure (Guardian)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump Administration Wants to Expedite Road Expansion Projects (USA Today)
  • Quartz Questions Whether Ride-Hailing Services Are Out to Kill Public Transit
  • Suburbanites Mad About Paying More to Park at Metro Stations (WaPo)
  • Mayor Landrieu Doubts Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Help Rebuild New Orleans (AP)
  • Fort Lauderdale Mayor: Wave Is Key Cog in Future Transit System (Sun Sentinel)
  • Cleveland Transit Advocates Propose Uber and Lyft Tax to Fund Buses (Plain Dealer)
  • Aspen, CO, Looks to Extend Free Transit and Bike-Share Programs (Aspen Times)
  • Maryland Transit Will Equip More Baltimore Buses With GPS (Baltimore Sun)
  • Tampa Bay Times: Closing Bayshore Is “Extreme,” But Tampa Needs Car-Free Zones
  • Bike-Share Closer to Launching in St. Louis, Memphis, and Blacksburg, VA (St. Louis Public Radio, Commercial Appeal, Roanoke Times)

Today’s Headlines

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  • Trump Plans to Cut $150 Million From D.C. Metro Budget (WaPo)
  • Population Growth Fuels Major Bus Expansion in Houston (Chronicle)
  • Here’s Where Seattle Drivers Are Most Likely to Be Distracted (My Northwest)
  • Cincinnati Needs to Rebuild Streetcar Fleet So They Work in the Cold (Enquirer)
  • Fort Lauderdale DDA Endorses Streetcar Ahead of Council Vote (WLRN)
  • The Sun Sentinel Urges Fort Lauderdale to Save the Wave
  • Denver’s 16th Street Mall Needs a Facelift (Denver Post)
  • Cambridge, MA, Lowers Speed Limit on Squares to 20 MPH (WCVB)
  • Tucson Turns to Complete Streets as Pedestrian Deaths Rise (KOLD)
  • Ride-Hailing Services’ “Urban Mobility Pledge” Is Self-Serving (Gizmodo)
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