Today’s Headlines

  • Memphis Misses Its Streetcars (Commercial Appeal)
  • The Miami Herald Editorial Board Speaks Out in Favor of Tri-Rail Expansion
  • Mississippi Coast Transit Authority Now Offers a Free Trolley to the Beach and Casino (WDAM)
  • GDOT Threatens to Shut Atlanta Streetcar as Road Carnage Continues Unabated (WTVM)
  • Can Atlanta Find Its Way Out of the Parking Desert? (WABE)
  • … Not If the City Keeps Encouraging Development That Depends on Parking (Creative Loafing)
  • Conservative Groups Cheer as SC Extension of I-526 on Hold Due to Lack of Local Funds (The State)

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Plan Charlotte: How the Just-Completed I-485 Belt Triggered Decades of Unchecked Sprawl CATS Looks to Pair HOV Lanes With Streetcar on Traffic-Choked Stroad (Charlotte Observer) Parking Regs Would Require Bike Racks at New Developments in Forsyth County (Winston-Salem Journal) Tampa Looks to Miami’s Issues as It Considers Its Own HOT Lanes (Tampa Tribune) Atlanta Council Member Proposes MARTA-Served Recreational Hub (Atlanta […]

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Atlanta Rolls Out New Bike-Share System (Next City) Atlanta Streetcar Gets 10-Day Reprieve From State Shutdown (Creative Loafing) Will the Streetcar Have a Bearing on the This Fall’s MARTA Vote? (AJC) Atlanta City Council Pushes Back on Planning Department Reorganization (Creative Loafing) Chattanooga Approves Form-Based Downtown Zoning (Times Free Press) More headlines at Streetsblog USA

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Creative Loafing: Atlanta Needs a Parking Intervention Braves Formally Notify City of Atlanta Team Will Not Renew Stadium Lease (Atlanta Biz Chronicle) Residents Grill Kennesaw Mayor on Lack of Bus Service (MDJ) Columbus City Council Approves Agreement to Expand Bike/Ped Paths (Ledger-Enquirer) Streetcars Resume Service to Downtown New Orleans Following Construction (WVUE) Memphis Receives Grant […]

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Finding Transportation Is Tough for Orlando’s Low-Income Workers (WMFE) Palm City Congressman Attacks Brightline Funding (Florida Politics) Fulton County Is Making a Plan for Transit Outside Atlanta (Patch) Taking Over Atlanta Streetcar Won’t Be Easy for MARTA (WABE) Atlanta Hawks Eye Nearby Sea of Parking for Entertainment District (Curbed) Asheville Removes Bike Lanes and Greenways […]
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Reminder: Just Laying Track Is No Guarantee Riders Will Come

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Atlanta’s streetcar route is still surrounded by parking lots. Photo: Streetcarviews/Tumblr Laying track isn’t enough to build a successful transit system — as some cities are learning the hard way. A slate of new rail projects — mostly mixed-traffic streetcars, but that’s not the only way to mess up — are attracting embarrassingly few passengers. Some of these projects may be [...]

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Tennessean Columnist: There Is More Than One Way to Deal With Overloaded Nashville Roads Jacksonville Transit Looks to Provide Accessible Vehicles for Public and Private Use (Florida Politics) Is the Atlanta Streetcar Past Its Troubles? (Curbed) Developer Needs Millions in Public Funds for Doraville Project (AJC) RTA Preserves Bus Routes on New NOLA Streetcar Route, Restores Service on […]