Today’s Headlines

  • You saw it first on S-blog Capitol Hill — but here’s more coverage of the Obama administration’s pitch for an 18-month extension of the current transportation law (Reuters, JoC)
  • University of Iowa begins field-testing the future of a VMT tax (Kansas City Star)
  • Oberstar’s home-state paper editorializes on his battle with the administration over transpo funding (Star Tribune)
  • A central piece of circuit was replaced on the D.C. Metro days before malfunctioning in last week’s crash (WaPo)

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Final Vote Near for Indiana Transit Bill (Indy Star) Walkscore Ranks Toronto Tops for Transit in Canada (Toronto Star) Chicago Explores Two Plans for Transit System Overhaul (Chicago Trib) To Revitalize Downtown, Phoenix Looks at Decreasing Lanes, Speeds (AZ Central) Southwest Line Rail Planners Try to Win Over Minneapolis Critics (StarTrib)  How Mexico’s History of […]

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More local takes on the White House’s TIGER transportation grant program (Sun-Times, Oregonian, KC Star, WaPo, Tribune, Morn News, Star-Trib) How D.C. is dealing with the road repair demands caused by its recent Snowpocalypse (WaPo) Is transit scary for women? (Grist) Houston isn’t about to let San Francisco command the spotlight as the nation’s "electric […]

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House-Passed Sandy Bill Includes $10.9B for Transit (Business Insider, The Hill) LaHood Continues Holding Pattern With His Status (Politico) Court Turns Down Light Rail Plan for Kansas City (Kansas City Star) Gas Tax Talks Around the Country: Washington State, Virginia, Maryland, and Wyoming D.C. Metro Preps for Inauguration (The Hill) In Boston, Transit App Brought $1M […]