Today’s Headlines

  • Ahead of today’s U.S. DOT texting-while-driving summit, the Obama administration signals it’ll work to pass a national ban (NPR, US News)
  • Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) makes the case for transportation reform being health reform — if inadvertently (Yglesias)
  • The EPA is preparing to revise its method of measuring cars’ energy use, to prevent GM and other electric-car developers from releasing questionable triple-digit "miles per gallon" numbers (USAT)
  • The trains in Spain were anything but plain to a visiting delegation of midwestern high-speed rail planners (AP)
  • Government auditors find that local highway and transit officials are having problems reporting to Washington on how they’re spending stimulus money (OMB Watch)

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Gulf Oil Spill: Here We Go Again (CNN)  Dems Hope a Change in Vocabulary Will Boost Climate Bill Prospects (Politico) US DOT Makes the Public Health Case for Transportation Reform (Fast Lane) Alaska Rep. Don Young Haunted By Ghost of Highway Bill Past (Anchorage Daily News) Texas Senate Loses Transportation Reform Heavyweight (Austin-American Statesman) Amtrak […]

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Could Tax Reform Really Be Possible in 2015? At Least a Gas Tax Hike? (The Hill) Sen. Bernie Sanders Makes Infrastructure Investment a Key Plank of His 2016 Platform (The Hill) Car Sales Boomed in 2014 (AP) California Breaks Ground on High-Speed Rail Line (CBS) Freight Traffic Is Growing, But Infrastructure Investment Isn’t (Journal of Commerce) Atlanta Streetcar […]

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What Has the Stimulus Bill Done for Transportation? (Time) CA Rep. John Garamendi Lauds Obama’s Infrastructure Proposal (The Hill) T4America’s Corless: Most Important Word in Obama Transpo Plan — “Reform” (Infrastructurist) Cars Kill More Kids Globally Than AIDS, Maleria, and TB Combined (Guardian) Can the Climate Bill Make a Comeback? Not Likely (Dallas Morning News) […]

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Will Gov. Christie Hear Calls for Resurrection of the ARC Tunnel? (Northjersey.com) TIGER II Analysis: Transport Politic, T4America, Grist, Bond Buyer Some TIGER II Winners: Atlanta, Miami, Oregon, Madison, Jersey City, Ports And Losers: Austin, Dallas, District of Columbia, Milwaukee Feds Can’t Reform Transportation Alone, Need State and Local Cooperation (MTR) Transpo Committee Chair Oberstar Faces Tough Reelection (Politico, MinnPost) Why […]

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Anthony Foxx: Transportation Funding Doesn’t Actually Run Out Until July (The Hill) Austin’s Award-Winning Bus Signal System Only Works 15-20 Percent of the Time (KUT.org) Portland Reforms TIF Districts (The Oregonian) Atlanta’s MARTA Looking for Public Input on Rail Expansion Proposal (Progressive Railroading) The Average U.S. Household Spends $800 a Month on Car-Related Expenses (Planetizen) Connecticut’s New CTfastrak — […]

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McConnell Dashes All Hopes: No Long-Term Bill, No Gas Tax Hike, Hello Extension (WaPo, Politico) Obama’s “Patience Is Running Low,” Could Veto Extension (The Hill) “We Made This Easy For You; Just Pass the Bill We Wrote,” Foxx Tells Congress (The Hill) Top Finance Committee Members Introduce Plan to Fund Transpo With Corporate Tax Reform […]