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The 3 Essential Ingredients for Cooking Up Transit That People Want to Ride

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With so much transportation funding going toward highways, it's tempting to support any transit investment as a step in the right direction. But not all transit investments will produce service that helps people get where they need to go. To make transit a useful travel option that people want to ride, says TransitCenter, there are three basic goals that officials and advocates should strive for.

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  • Contra-Flow Bike Lane Meant to Improve Dayton Bicyclists’ Safety (Dayton Daily News)
  • Ohio’s Bridge Problem Doesn’t End With the Brent Spence Bridge (WCPO)
  • I-71/I-75 Junction Among Worst Truck “Chokepoints” (Columbus Business First)
  • Digital Tool Calculates the Financial, Environmental Costs of Commutes (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Bicyclists Deliver Books to Low-Income Kids Annual Cincy Event (WCPO)
  • Texting While Driving Causing More Deaths, But Chicago Police Issue Fewer Tickets (Columbus Dispatch)
  • NYC Subway Snafus Abound, But Local and State Politicians Remain Silent (NYT)

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  • Cleveland Extends Trolley Line Farther East (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Battle Over New Brent Spence Bridge Funding Continues (WLWT)
  • Datasets Used to Win Smart City Transportation Grant Made Public (Columbus Business First)
  • Bill Would Require Cincinnati Parking Garages to Have EV Stations (Cincinnati Business Courier)
  • Genius Pol Tom Patton Tries to Force Small Ohio Towns to Shut Down Speed Cameras, Again (Scene)
  • LA Bill Would Expand Pedestrians’ Right of Way (KPCC)
  • MBTA Searches for Solutions to Rough Winters (Boston Globe)

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  • Omnibus Bill Saves Federal Transit Funding, for Now (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Mentor Implements Traffic Calming Outside Signature Park (Lima News-Herald)
  • Toledo Public Schools Joining National Bike to School Day This Week (Toledo Blade)
  • Roundabouts Gain Traction in Greater Cincinnati (WCPO)
  • Toledo Mountain Bikers Flock to New “Single Track” Path (Toledo Blade)
  • Lawsuit Doesn’t Deter Maryland Purple Line Backers (WaPo)
  • New Jersey Transit Potentially Losing Millions in Uncollected Fares (NYT)

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  • Cincinnati Residents Gear Up for Bike Month (WCPO)
  • Imagine What Robust Transit and Walkable Streets Could Do for These Cincy Neighborhoods (WCPO)
  • Reminder: Brent Spence Bridge “Functionally Obsolete”; Trump Vowed to Replace It (WCPO, WXIX)
  • Elaine Chao Discusses Regional Transportation With @CincyChamber
  • DC Metro Sued Over “Hostile Work Environment” (WaPo)
  • LA Metro Forms Committee to Examine Transit Experience (LA Times)

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  • Cincinnati Mayoral Candidate With Ambitious Transit Plan Wins Primary (Business Courier)
  • Columbus’ City School Boosts Funding for Transporting Homeless Children (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Check Out the Designs for Cincy Multi-Modal Path’s First Mile (Business Courier)
  • Short North Streets Poised for Transformation (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Penn Station’s Summer Outlook: Delays, Disruptions (AP)
  • Truck Collisions Increasingly Clog Up Los Angeles Freeways (KPCC)

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  • TIGER Funds, Targeted by Trump, Are Making Akron a More Humane City (ideastream)
  • Related: Congressional Proposed Budget Doesn’t Gut Transportation Spending (The Hill)
  • Expected Chaos From Bus Overhaul Did Not Materialize (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Cincinnati Enquirer: Hamilton County Commissioner Shouldn’t Bail Out SORTA With Levy Funds
  • Laketran Officials Discuss NE Ohio Transit’s Future After Sales Tax Revenue Loss (Lima News-Herald)
  • Google Street View — For Parks (WVXU)
  • Want BRT in Your Community? Call This Boston Foundation (Boston Globe)

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  • Bus Officials Expect “Manic” Monday as Route Redesign Rolls Out (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Smart City Grant Paves Way for Columbus’ Transit Dreams (Columbus Business First)
  • This WVXU Story on “Self-Driving Vehicles” Should Have Ended With the First Line
  • Amish Hope Buggy Visibility Markers Will Reduce Traffic Collisions (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Metro Ponders Privatization Options, Mines Boston Model for Inspiration (WaPo)
  • Outdated New York City Subway Signaling Causes Headaches (NYT)
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