Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood says Obama administration should replicate the first stimulus law’s ethics limits for its next economic recovery legislation (AP)
  • House passes massive spending bill that includes big transportation policy budget moves (AP)
  • Members of Congress pushing to make more transit networks wired for cell service (The Hill)
  • Washington D.C.’s transit authority heading for management shakeup after castigation on Capitol Hill (WashPost)
  • New Jersey’s new governor is on the spot for deciding to expand transportation bonding (Star-Ledger)
  • Providence, RI, eyes its own streetcar network with federal aid … (Prov Biz News)

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Obama Signs Stopgap Transpo Extension, While Scolding Congress (The Hill, AP) Deal Reached to Preserve Chicago-Indy Rail (Chicago Sun-Times) NYT: Move Beyond the Gas Tax With Mileage-Based Fees Chicago Burbs Aim for More Walkable Development (Chicago Trib) How Can the Bay Area Unify Its Disjointed Transit Network? (NYT) NJ Transit Racks Up Big Bills Due […]

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Amtrak Resumes Some Northeast Service (AP, Reuters) New Jersey Transit Suspended Until Further Notice (AP, Transpo Nation) NYC Sees “Small Sign of Normalcy”: People Waiting at Bus Stops (AP, The Hill) LaHood “Quick Releases” $13M to New York and Rhode Island (Trucking Info) Philly Defends Transit Shutdown In Light of Mild Impact from Sandy (Inquirer) Transportation Issues […]

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House to Mark Up Transpo Bill Thursday, as Clock Ticks (Progressive Railroading, The Hill) 19 Dem Governors Ask Congress for a Long-Term Transpo Bill (The Hill) Driverless Car Tested on I-95 in Virginia (AP) Ratings Agency Blames Millennials’ Car-Free Choices for Poor Road Conditions (Denver Biz Journal) Will San Joaquin Valley Innovate, or Just Continue With Sprawl? (CityLab) Federal […]

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Two days after rolling out its transit safety bill in the House, the Obama administration turns its attention across the Capitol (Banking Cmte Press) Will the House take up a jobs bill, including upwards of $50 billion in transportation spending, before 2010? Some say yes (The Hill), others say likely not (Politico) Transit operating aid […]

Transit Operating Aid Bill Doesn’t Fly With Major D.C. Transit Group

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A burgeoning congressional push to let urban transit agencies tap federal funds for operating their systems is not sitting well with the transit industry’s largest D.C. lobbying group, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). A rail car from New York City’s transit authority, one of APTA’s biggest members. (Photo: TreeHugger) Paul Dean, APTA’s government relations […]

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Reauthorization Bill Must Fund Multiple Transportation Modes (Sac Bee) Mica’s Bill Has a Silver Lining For LA (LA Streetsblog) Hundreds Show Up to Oppose Bus Cuts in Seattle (Seattle Times) Amtrak Rolls Past the 30 Million Passenger Mark (The Hill) New York City Close to Selecting a Vendor for Its Massive Bike Share (Transpo Nation) Smart Growth Booster […]