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Category Archives: Transport

June 10, 2013
Providence Mayor Proposes $114M Streetcar
WPRI

Officials in Rhode Island’s capital city have asked the federal government for $39 million to help build a streetcar system that would connect the Upper South Providence neighborhood near Rhode Island Hospital to College Hill on the East Side by 2017.

Construction to Begin on Mid City Rapid Bus in San Diego
KPBS San Diego

SANDAG is set to begin construction this month on the mid-city rapid bus project. The bus line, funded by the region’s TransNet sales tax, will speed up transit from San Diego State University to downtown via El Cajon and Park boulevards.

June 9, 2013
Bike Share for Conservatives
Restless Urbanist

As a conservative, I am a huge supporter for programs like Bike Shares. I became very frustrated this week to hear members of the bike lobby begin a broad attack against conservatives this week dividing an important discussion we need to have in our cities.

Another Midsize Hub Gets Cut
Brookings

For the midsize airline hub, there’s been another death in the family. Just this week, news broke that Delta would shutter its hub operations in Memphis, Tenn.

Bullet Train Sparks Turf War in Dallas
KUHF Houston

A private firm’s plan to develop a high-speed rail line between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston is being closely watched by officials in North Texas, where there are varying opinions as to where the first station should be built.

Can Chicagoans Be Convinced to Take Lanes for BRT?
Chicago Streetsblog

Last week GOOD Chicago, a progressive think tank, hosted a panel discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center about the city’s plans for bus rapid transit on Ashland Avenue between 95th and Irving Park.

Bay Area Traffic Rises with Economy
Transportation Nation

The Bay Area has two of the top ten most congested cities in the country. No other state, let alone region, can claim that title.

FEC Expansion Will Transform the City
Transit Miami

Miami is undergoing one of the most magnificent metamorphoses in its history. One of the impetuses of this transformation is the Florida East Coast (FEC) Industries’ corridor project called All Aboard Florida.

Former BART Manager Duggar Still Paid After Resignation
San Jose Mercury News

With a gross salary of more than $333,000, BART’s highest-paid employee last year wasn’t its general manager, police chief or a worker who racked up gobs of overtime scrubbing grime from filthy train seats.

Santa Monica Considers Expanding TDM Policies
LA Streetsblog

This Wednesday, the Santa Monica Planning Commission was presented with and spoke on the latest draft proposals for the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) portion of the pending zoning code .

June 6, 2013
State Wants Tri-Met Operations Audited
Portland Oregonian

Responding to growing concerns about how TriMet is being run, Oregon lawmakers have called on Secretary of State Kate Brown to conduct an unprecedented audit of operations and finances at the state’s largest public transit agency.

Largest City Without Transit Votes to Get a Line
Dallas Morning News

The Arlington City Council on Tuesday approved a two-year agreement with Dallas Area Rapid Transit to operate a commuter bus line between the downtown College Park District and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort station in Fort Worth, south of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

AASHTO Bike Guidelines Not Based on Research, Outdated
Tri State Transportation Campaign

In a shock to no sustainable transportation advocate anywhere, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the go-to resource for transportation engineering guidelines, holds antiquated views on bicycling facilities.

Petition Could Promote Complete Streets
Better Cities and Towns

Mention the words “functional classification of thoroughfares,” and studies show that 99.9 percent of eyes will glaze over in boredom and incomprehension.

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