Today’s Headlines

  • House Ways and Means Committee joins the Senate in shutting the door on Rep. Jim Oberstar’s (D-MN) push for a new transportation bill (The Hill)
  • The field-testing of a future alternative to the gas tax kicks into high gear (AP)
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) calls for a second stimulus that’s targeted to infrastructure … (The Hill)
  • … as a new report shows that national infrastructure will drop this year, stimulus cash aside (Land Line)

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Today’s Headlines

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Mica to Propose $230 Billion Six-Year Bill, Rejects Senate Call For a Two-Year Bill (The Hill, WSJ) GOP Proposal Would Strengthen State Infrastructure Banks, Not Build a National One (Reuters) Let’s Make This Transpo Bill an Effective Climate Law (American Prospect, Switchboard) GOP Would Rather See a Bridge Fall On Your Head Than Pass a […]

The 2009 Capitol Hill Streetsies: And the Nominees Are …

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The year-end Streetsie Awards are a time-honored tradition at Streetsblog — check out New York’s first round of honorees, hot off the presses today — and Capitol Hill certainly has provided plenty of material. Without further ado, here are the nominees for Washington’s brightest and bleakest moments of 2009. Winners will be announced on New […]

Today’s Headlines

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Mark your calendar, ’cause the Senate climate bill hearings start on Oct. 27 (Politico) Some states are declining to post road signs that note when projects are being funded by federal stimulus money (NYT) Breaking down the Kerry-Graham op-ed on climate cooperation — is it really a "game-changer" or just a sign of unnecessary compromises […]

Senate Climate Bill Would Send $6B-Plus to Cleaner Transportation

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Transportation would receive more than $6 billion of the revenue generated by selling carbon emissions permits to fuel providers under a new Senate climate bill introduced today by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), left, Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), center, and John Kerry (D-MA), right, began their climate talks in […]