Today’s Headlines

  • Harvard economist Ed Glaeser takes a look at the sprawl-inducing home buyer’s tax credit, a policy only "a real estate agent could love" (NYT Blog)
  • Confirmation of what you heard here last month: The No. 2 Senate Democrat thinks a gas tax needs to be on the table to fund a transportation bill next year (Dow Jones)
  • An in-depth look at the serious challenges facing American high-speed rail (Wilson Quarterly)
  • Aw, Senate environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and senior Republican Jim Inhofe (OK) are really close friends … (Politico)
  • Federal transit regulators give final approval to new transit lines in Denver (Denver Biz Jrnl)
  • Seattle NIMBYs take aim at high-speed rail plan (News-Trib)

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Foxx to Congress: “Show a Little Political Courage” on Highway Trust Fund (Reuters, The Hill) California Senate Leader Proposes Fuel Tax for Transit (AP) Foxx, Shuster, Boxer to Speak at Next Week’s AASHTO Event (Better Roads) In L.A., Feds Commit $670M to Light Rail Connector (L.A. Times) Study: Our Most Vibrant Cities Have the Greatest […]

Today’s Headlines

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Bad news for Big Oil in the White House budget, which seeks to axe $36.5B in subsidies — but will Congress go along? (TNR’s The Vine) That $100m jobs bill, including infrastructure, that the White House is hoping for? It might look considerably smaller once the Senate acts, perhaps this week (Politico) Georgia political heavyweights […]

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What could the Massachusetts Senate race portend for the Democrats’ economic agenda, including their infrastructure-rich jobs bill? (Atlantic Blogs) New research shows that Texas students are more likely to miss school for health reasons when air pollution climbs — even within legal limits … (Star-Telegram) … meanwhile, the state is resigned to missing out on […]

A Quick Guide to the State of Transpo Policy on Capitol Hill

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Coming back to Streetsblog after a few months away, I needed to get up to speed on the latest with transportation-related legislation, and I thought some of you might too. Here’s what you need to know: Appropriations House Republicans passed a pretty terrible Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill last week, decimating […]

Today’s Headlines

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Foxx Warns State DOTs That Funding Could Be Cut Off Soon (The Hill) At HUD, Julian Castro Will Take on Obama’s Climate Work (National Journal) California, Amtrak Back Out of Joint Bid on High-Speed Rail (AP) Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Wins Praise From WaPo, NRDC Switchboard While Gannett Notes Mixed Opinions, and Forbes Sniffs Out a Gimmick in the Funding […]