Today’s Headlines

  • Heads up to D.C. area readers: Today is the grand opening of the BikeStation, a new outpost for bike commuters and recreational riders (NPR)
  • Shocker: When "cash for clunkers" evaporated, so did U.S. automakers’ sales gains (CNN)
  • Transportation fatalities were down 10 percent in 2008, according to federal safety regulators (Prog. Railroading)
  • A must-read for Californians: Why the Senate climate bill is really Kerry-Boxer, not Boxer-Kerry (Grist)
  • Mountain bikers make their voices heard on Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-MT) Montana wilderness legislation (New West)

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Kerry, Hutchison, and Warner Introduce New Infrastructure Bank Bill

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Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), along with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) just announced that they’re introducing the BUILD Act today, which would create a national infrastructure bank. They’re proposing to start the bank with $10 billion of seed money that would leverage hundreds of billions of dollars, according to their […]

Today’s Headlines

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GOP Senate leaders starting to embrace a delay in new "cash for clunkers" money … (WSJ) … but that may not matter, now that Feinstein and Collins have stopped calling for stronger fuel-efficiency standards (Fox News) Headed into August recess, the climate-change demands pile up for Boxer & Kerry (ClimateWire) Lu Young, namesake of the […]

Senate Climate Bill Leaks: The Good News and Bad News for Transport

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The Senate’s climate change legislation will finally make its debut tomorrow, courtesy of environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and foreign relations committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA). But the Washington Post has already obtained a "close-to-final" version of the bill [PDF], which provides some details but leaves unanswered the key question of how much aid […]

Senate Democrats Poke Holes in GOP’s Climate Change ‘Boycott’

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Republicans on the Senate environment committee made good on their vow to boycott this morning’s first meeting on climate change legislation, leaving Democrats to poke holes in the GOP’s insistence on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis of the bill. Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) visited the environment panel this morning to read a statement […]