» This Week’s Big News. Open Thread.
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On the Transport Politic:
- Is the U.S. Ready for a Sustained High-Speed Rail Funding Source?
- Can Vancouver Afford to Abandon SkyTrain for Its Broadway Route?
- Its Big System Plans Now Stretched Too Thin, Dallas Considers Ways to Cut Back
- East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Receives Support from Oakland as Berkeley Hesitates
- Australian Greens Promote High-Speed Rail for Melbourne-Sydney Link
- As smart phones become more popular, thefts become a major problem on subways: http://nyti.ms/c5xRn6
- Elana Schor, on Streetsblog Capital Hill: Former DOT chief says that more extensions of 2005 federal transportation law may come, despite calls for its replacement: http://bit.ly/cCwYqW
- Next American City: Can the Densities of Some Neighborhoods Be too Low for Transit to Work? http://bit.ly/bar8Td
- Next American City: Rallies for Transportation Underscore the Need for Funding Reform: http://bit.ly/drZGRY
- China’s charging tolls for its roads, forcing drivers to contribute to the system they use (and infuriating American right-wing scholars): http://bit.ly/bUiolv
- South Sudan considering building high-speed rail link to Uganda: http://bit.ly/da8fAR
- Argument and resignation in New York State over shared use of freight tracks for HSR; State wants 110 mph for passenger trains, but CSX balks: http://bit.ly/9YZX1r
- Serious criticism of Russia’s Sapsan ‘high-speed’ train, which has been literally hit by local opposition: http://bit.ly/9mJAzk
- Tukwila, south of Seattle, benefiting from proximity to light rail: http://bit.ly/c4iy8d
- Bellevue, Washington, seems likely to get downtown light rail tunnel after all: http://bit.ly/8ZN8qX
- Salt Lake City planning to use BRT line to reinvigorate State Street: http://bit.ly/ajxsdh
- San Francisco Transbay Terminal plans under budget, will include 1,000-person amphitheater: http://bit.ly/9OQVoI
- San Francisco’s Caltrain commuter rail service may need electrification to keep service afloat: http://bit.ly/d1gpmL
The East & Middle
- Racist anti-Muslim ads to be restored to Miami buses after having been removed: http://bit.ly/bKxlLP
- Ohio’s 3C rail project moves ahead, despite constant opposition from state GOP: http://bit.ly/aBf7NS
- Missouri Gov cuts state funds for St. Louis Metro after citizens pass bill to aid transit agency with more local tax support: http://is.gd/bDYRo
- Raleigh plans $200m Union Station downtown, connecting intercity rail with local services: http://bit.ly/dm7Xob
- Dallas sketches out Cotton Belt plan, will probably require private funds to complete project: http://bit.ly/c0sJyI
- Austin’s Capital Metro again facing troubles, now bridges on its commuter rail line are claimed to be structurally deficient: http://bit.ly/c7fmCa
Image above: San Francisco’s Planned Transbay Transit Center, from TJPA