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Nashville's busiest bus routes are in line for more frequent service and transit-only lanes under the city's new action plan. Photo: Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Just Unveiled Her Blueprint to Fast-Track People-Friendly Streets

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Nashville is known as the home of the country music industry -- and a fast-growing region of car-centric sprawl. But local leaders realize they can't accommodate more growth with an outdated, cars-first approach, so Mayor Megan Barry released an action plan yesterday that lays out an ambitious agenda to improve conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit.

Today’s Headlines

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  • The Source Previews Today’s Metro Board Meeting
  • Carnage: Cyclist Killed In Winnetka Hit-and-Run Crime (KTLA5, LAT)
    …Crash May Have Been Intentional Or Drunk Driver (CBS)
  • Governor Brown Tours Polluted Southeast L.A. County Neighborhoods (LAT)
  • OCTA Board Approves Streetcar Federal Funding Agreement (Register)
  •  GAO Won’t Study High Cost Of Building U.S. Transit (Vox – note: mentions L.A. costs lower than normal)

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  • LAPD Officer Who Beat South L.A. Cyclist In 2014 Won’t See Jail Time (LAT)
  • Downtown News Decries Those Nasty Jaywalking Tickets
  • Purple Line Completion Could Be Accelerated For 2024 Olympics (LAist)
  • Venice Blvd Great Street Opening This Month (Urbanize)
  • Pasadena Wants Developer Fee For Transportation Improvements (Pasadena Now)
  • L.A. Weekly Looks Into Metro’s Planned Bus Service Re-Do
  • Najarian Opinion: Use Technology To Curb Distracted Driving (Glendale News Press)
  • Report: L.A. Needs 50,000 New Affordable Housing Units (Curbed)
  • VA Campus Fails L.A.’s Homeless Vets (NPR)
  • Why L.A. Suburb Rents Are Rising Faster Than Urban Areas (KPCC)
  • For UberPool To Be Efficient, It Looks Like Fixed Route Transit (Human Transit)

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Overhead electrification in Connecticut. Caltrain electrification will survive the Trump Administration after all. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Caltrain Electrification Approved

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After months of back and forth, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it is approving $647 million in funds for Caltrain electrification. The grant approval will allow Caltrain to begin construction of its electrification project almost immediately, bringing smoother rides and cleaner air to California.
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