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Tag Archives: Public Transit

March 16, 2017
Trump’s Budget Hits Transit Hard
The Transport Politic

In spite of previous statements in favor of a major infrastructure bill and support for transit, Donald Trump’s budget proposal would decimate the federal government’s commitment to aiding cities build new transit lines.

Researcher Wants to Transform Your Commute
ScienceBlog

Commuters frustrated with costly private taxi or car-sharing services and inconvenient public buses or subways may one day have another alternative: an urban transit system that uses a “hub-and-spoke” model with shared shuttles.

March 15, 2017
Las Vegas Officials Seek State Permission for Light Rail
Las Vegas Sun

State and local government officials presented a legislative plan Tuesday laying the groundwork to build a multibillion-dollar light rail system to link McCarran International Airport with the Las Vegas Strip.

L.A. Releases JJJ-Driven TOD Incentives
Streetsblog L.A.

Now that Measure S has clearly been soundly defeated, the city of Los Angeles is implementing that other planning reform measure that actually passed. Measure JJJ, or the “Build Better L.A.” initiative, received 64.8 percent approval in the November 2016 election.

Climate Change Forcing Us To Reinvent Rural Transport
World Bank

India is in the midst of implementing PMGSY, a $35-billion national level Rural Road Program designed to provide basic road access to rural communities. The World Bank is supporting PMGSY through a series of lending operations and significant knowledge support.

March 14, 2017
APTA Makes Case For Transit in Infrastructure Plan
Progressive Railroading

Including public transit in President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan would help create and sustain millions of U.S. jobs, the American Public Transportation Association concluded in an analysis released yesterday.

Nashville MTA Seeks Budget Boost for Bus Projects
The Tennesseean

As Nashville considers building a new regional transit system, the Metro Transit Authority is requesting a massive funding increase from Mayor Megan Barry in this year’s budget to begin the shift to a more transit-oriented city.

Managing Unspent Federal Metropolitan Planning Funds
Transportation Research Board

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a research synthesis that describes other states’ policies and practices in permitting and managing carryover funds, including metropolitan planning organizations and department of transportation actions.

March 13, 2017
MBTA Could Cut Weekend Commuter Rail Service
Boston Globe

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is proposing to eliminate all weekend commuter rail service and tens of thousands of door-to-door rides for passengers with disabilities, part of a slate of cost-cutting moves meant to close a $42M budget deficit.

When Will Streetcars Through Downtown Washington?
WAMU

District streetcar planners believe it will be possible to extend the initial line in Northeast Washington more than three miles to the west – from Union Station through downtown D.C. to Georgetown – using affordable technology that will not require overhead power lines.

March 12, 2017
Pittsburgh BRT Options Revealed
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh and Port Authority of Allegheny County officials on Thursday revealed route options and cost estimates for a long-discussed “bus rapid transit” system that would link Downtown and Oakland.

Transit Fans: Worry About Congress, Not Trump
CityLab

L.A.’s newly reelected mayor Eric Garcetti may butt heads with the president over immigration. But congressional cuts to transit funding are more likely to derail his city’s transportation ambitions.

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