Today’s Headlines

  • House Democrats are eyeing a $450 billion price tag for their federal transportation bill but haven’t solved the revenue puzzle (WSJ)
  • Obama administration’s new climate change report says transportation will affect the warming planet … but the warming planet also will affect transportation (NYT)
  • Local transit agencies cheer the war spending bill for allowing them to use federal cash on operating costs (NYT)
  • Virginia becomes the last state to formally request stimulus money for transportation — four months after the economic recovery bill passed (WaPo)

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Senate to vote today on final approval of jobs bill that extends the 2005 transportation law until 2011 (MLive.com) Oberstar floats the idea of a taxpayer loan to the highway trust fund to pay for the next long-term federal transport bill (DC Velocity) A look at Pittsburgh’s efforts to join the urban sustainability vanguard (Post-Gazette) […]

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Federal Transportation Bill Moving in House (Trans. Issues Daily) Secretary LaHood Proposes Streamlining Transit Approvals (Cypress Times) High-Speed Rail for 80 Percent of Americans Is Still Goal (TranspoNation) Funding Transportation: Gas Tax vs. Tolls (WTOP) APTA Applauds State of the Union Despite Rail Snub (Hill) Accusations of Delay in Disclosing Chevy Volt Fires (NYT) Five […]

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Obama Preparing to Push Congress on Transportation Bills (The Hill, Reuters) Progressives Call on Obama to ‘Go Big’ in Jobs Bill (HuffPo) Somebody Tell GOP Leader Eric Cantor: Bike-share is Transportation (TBD) The Reason PlanMaryland Angers Local Government Is Also Why It is Important (Infrastructurist) Some See Bike Lanes as Expressways to Gentrification (Shareable) NJ Trains […]

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What Is Really Happening Behind Conference Committee’s Closed Doors? (Trans Issues Daily) Obama Administration Needs to Show More Leadership on Transportation (Politico) What Does the Transportation Bill Mean For Truckers? (Bismarck Tribune) Can CA High-Speed Rail Be Built Fast Enough to Avoid Risking Federal Dollars? (LAT, NBC) HSR: CA vs. NEC (Politico) Governors Want Transpo […]

Petition: Support a Climate Bill That Invests in Green Transportation

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At the end of March, representatives Henry Waxman and Ed Markey introduced an ambitious federal climate bill. This is the real deal — the legislative centerpiece of President Obama’s effort to combat global warming. Transportation contributes about a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., so any climate bill will have to green […]

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Cities around the nation eye Congress’ move to let stimulus money be used for transit operating costs (Seattle P-I, K.C. Star, Poughkeepsie Journal) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks George Will and his fuel-chugging ’98 Buick … (NYT) … while talking up a national infrastructure bank and reform for local MPOs (U.S. News) APTA spots the […]