Today’s Headlines

  • Transit workers union brags about its political donation winning a White House nomination, making senators very angry (Roll Call)
  • Back home in Minnesota, Oberstar keeps jabbing at the White House’s transpo delay plan (Finance and Commerce)
  • Obama announces $2.4 billion in grants to car battery manufacturers (NYT)
  • Senate vote on "cash for clunkers" re-up could fall to Friday amid procedural wrangling (Bloomberg)

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Translating Road Engineer-Speak Into Honest English

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Scott White at Velo Paso in the great state of Texas has been developing these “snarky pseudo infographics” based on some of his observations of the traffic engineering world. He’s been Tweeting them under the hashtag #TransPedia, a satirical take on the language of road widening and car-centric street design.

Paul Steely White and Brian Lehrer Analyze DOT Plan

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With more on DOT’s Sustainable Streets plan, here’s Transportation Alternatives’ Paul Steely White on this morning’s Brian Lehrer Show. Over the course of the 17 minute clip, White and Lehrer discuss parking policy, bike commuting and Bus Rapid Transit. Don’t miss the Streetsblog plug. Also this morning, Lehrer hosted New York Times reporter John Broder […]

Today’s Headlines

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White House Releases Report and Nifty Map Detailing Need for Infrastructure Investment …And Obama Will Spend the Week Pushing for It (RTT News) White House Supports GOP Transpo Extension Through May 2015 (The Hill) …While Conservative Groups Slam It (The Hill) 3 DOT Chiefs Outline Impacts of Transport Funding Troubles (ForConstructionPros) Report: Arizona’s Rural Roads Among […]

Does Transit Really Have a White People Problem?

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Yesterday, Atlantic Cities ran a post about “Race, Class and the Stigma of Riding the Bus in America.” The basic argument, which is valid, is that many American transit systems struggle to attract riders who have the means to drive instead. But some of the assertions from author Amanda Hess, namely that transit is not […]

Don’t Hold Your Breath for a White House Transportation Bill

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters today that the administration sent its draft bill to Capitol Hill two weeks ago. “It’s with the people that it needs to be with,” LaHood said, “the staff that’s working on a bill.” So while we reporters have been busy poring over draft bills that, it later turns out, […]