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Mica's Plan to Save Florida's High-Speed Rail Cuts Out Tampa -- And Possibly The Governor

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) With a week to save Florida's high-speed rail program, Florida congressman (and House Transportation Committee chair) John Mica is spending his President's Day weekend floating a plan that would shrink ...

Florida High Speed Rail Bidders Frustrated, Perplexed

A conceptual rendering of a Florida high-speed rail station (from presentation by the Florida Statewide Passenger Rail Commission)

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) When Governor Rick Scott (R) announced this week that he planned to return $2.4 ...

Do More Cyclists Mean Safer Streets?

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) The latest data comes from Minneapolis ' League of Bicyclists. (hat tip: Streetsblog) which shows steadily fewer bike accidents as more cyclists hit the streets. In 1999 there were three hundred some-odd ...

DC Mayor Slams Predecessor On Transportation, Could Politics Be Involved?

(Washington D.C. - David Schultz, WAMU) A scathing report has just been released by the transition team of incoming D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. The report is something of an indictment against the city's Department of Transportation, as led by Gray's mayoral predecessor, Adrian Fenty, and his young, charismatic transportation ...

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TN Moving Stories: Metro-North Gets Earful from CT Commuters; Home Buyers Moving Closer to Transit, and Florida Pols Try to Save That State's HSR

NY's MTA scrapped plans to hire the main technology company working on the city's scandal-plagued CityTime project. (NY Daily News)

Metro-North got an earful from Connecticut commuters about this winter's service woes. "We need a reliable commuting system. This is not just an inconvenience, it's affecting our economy," ...

High-Speed Rail: Florida Lawmakers Look for End Run Around Gov.

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Florida lawmakers are scrambling in Washington to keep $2.4 billion in high-speed rail money in their state after Gov. Rick Scott (R) yanked support for the funding yesterday.

A new plan hatched on Capitol Hill would transfer the federal funds to a third ...

California: Florida's HSR Loss Could Be Our Gain

(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) If U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is unable to put together a deal to save Florida's high speed rail, California wants the $2.4. billion. And California is likely to get a bunch if it if the Florida deal falls through: it has the most ...

White House: High-Speed Rail Was Heavily Oversubscribed

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) In his second press conference as White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney fielded a number of questions about Bahrain, the economy -- and high-speed rail.

When asked about how Florida's rejection of high-speed rail money would ...

BREAKING LaHood: Give Us A Week on Florida High Speed Rail

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) After a meeting with Democratic Senator Bill Nelson of Florida and a group of Florida Congress members, the U.S. DOT wants a deal put together in a week in which a third party assumes all the financial risk of building a high speed rail line.

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Delta Fined for Violating Disability Rules

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) The U.S. Department of Transportation said today that it fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for violating federal rules on passengers with disabilities.

This civil penalty is the largest penalty ever assessed against ...

U.S. Senator Nelson's Office: Florida Planning Organization Wants to Take Over High Speed Rail

From Florida Senator Bill Nelson's office:

"Officials now studying ways to help Florida, despite governor’s rejection of federal money for high-speed rail. Today:

"Ø A metropolitan planning organization in Tampa and a rail authority in South Florida have volunteered to step forward in place of the ...

SF MUNI Faces $1.6 Billion Deficit, But Big Projects Get a Federal Boost

(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) It's a truism well-known in transportation circles that it's much easier for transit agencies to get money for new projects than it is to find cash for ongoing operations and maintenance. Here in the Bay Area we've got several big expansions on in the ...

Rural Residents Losing Access to Intercity Transportation, Report Says

(Helena-Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) About 3.5 million rural residents lost access to scheduled intercity bus, ferry, and rail transportation between 2005 and 2010. That’s according to a

BREAKING: LaHood to Meet with Florida Delegation to Salvage Florida High Speed Rail

LaHood rides high speed rail in Japan last year with Central Japan Railway Chair Yoshiaki Kasai

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) A DOT official tells us "Secretary Ray LaHood has agreed to meet with the Florida delegation to ...

WMFE: LaHood and U.S. Senator Nelson Looking to Restore Florida High Speed Rail

On our partner The Takeaway this morning, Mark Simpson of our newest partner, WMFE in Orlando, reports:

"Readers of the tea leaves might have been able to anticipate this was coming. Last week Governor Scott was speaking with Wisconsin Governor Walker Scott who also rejected high speed ...

TN Moving Stories: NYC Council Votes To Improve Bike, Pedestrian Crash Data, Toronto Wants Private $ For Subway, and What's HSR's Future Looking Like?

Now that Florida's governor has 'pulled a Christie,' what does that mean for the future of the country's high speed rail program? (The Takeaway)

Good time for an ominous Ray LaHood tweet: "We have choices to make—not between left and right, but between forward and backward."

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High Speed Rail Will Not Come To Disneyworld

Sadiqa Muqaddam had been hoping for work on the high speed rail line

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) When I was in Tampa before last November's election, I met a man named Sadiqa Muqaddam. Muqaddam

Christie Calls Infrastructure Investments "Candy"




Speaking earlier today, New Jersey ...