Today’s Headlines

  • GM cars on the eBay auction site? It’s coming (NYT)
  • 10 members of Congress dropped $500,000 on a taxpayer-funded trip to investigate global warming — seven of them ended up voting against the House climate bill (WSJ)
  • Seattle orders up new fleet of diesel-hybrid buses (TreeHugger)
  • Giving Mexican trucks access to the U.S. becomes a flashpoint for Calderon & Obama (JOC)

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Ohio, Wisc. Rail Money to be Transferred to 13 Other States

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Ohio’s and Wisconsin’s loss will be 13 other states’ gain. U.S. Department of Transportation announced this afternoon that nearly $1.2 billion in passenger rail money will be withdrawn from the states of Ohio and Wisconsin at the behest of their incoming governors. The money will be transferred to other states to support “high speed rail […]

The Definition of Automobile Dependence

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Working for a failing automaker to make enough money to keep your beat-up, failing mini van rolling through your sprawled-out, failing city. From today’s New York Times story on escalating gasoline prices. For ordinary Americans like Phyllis Berry, a 31-year-old factory worker for General Motors in Cleveland, gasoline costs are starting to hurt. “I used […]

Today’s Headlines

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Rep. Blumenauer Proposes Taking Oregon’s VMT Pilot National (Oregonian) Renewable Fuels Standard Could Get a Challenge (The Hill) CMAQ Will Pick Up 80% of the (Tiny) Cost of Chicago’s 645-Mile Bike Lane Network (WBEZ, Sun-Times) Vermont Comes Up $250M Short of Covering Maintenance Needs Alone (VT Digger) Wyoming’s in Trouble Too, And the Laramie Boomerang Thinks They Need to […]

PlaNYC 2030 Project “Tearing Things Up” at City Hall

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A tipster tells us of a particularly vigorous screaming match in City Hall last week between Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff and a career civil servant who must remain nameless. "You wouldn’t know it from outside appearances," the tipster says, "but the 2030 Project is really tearing things up inside City Hall right now. It’s a […]