Today’s Headlines

  • Purple toll lanes, overhead lane-use control signs, and more crosswalk time for pedestrians are all coming soon to a road near you, as the U.S. DOT makes its first update in six years to the nation’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (UPI)
  • Did one affordable-housing nonprofit in New York City really get $156 million in federal stimulus money? Not so much (NYT Blogs)
  • Building America’s Future, headed by Rendell, Schwarzenegger and Bloomberg, praises House jobs bill but calls for six-year "reformed" transportation bill and a National Infrastructure Bank (BAF Press)
  • New research shows that the benefits of smart growth go beyond saved fuel emissions (NRDC Blog)
  • Do wind turbines have a negative effect on community health? Nope, says a new study (NYT Blogs)
  • Improving transit’s environmental efficiency: It’s a necessary, if politically inconvenient, pursuit (The Transport Politic)
  • Hybrid buses come to Savannah, and new streetcars on their way to D.C. (Savannah Now, WaPo)
  • Washington state DOT is squeezing in 24 new road stimulus projects thanks to low construction bids (Seattle P-I)

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Mark your calendar, ’cause the Senate climate bill hearings start on Oct. 27 (Politico) Some states are declining to post road signs that note when projects are being funded by federal stimulus money (NYT) Breaking down the Kerry-Graham op-ed on climate cooperation — is it really a "game-changer" or just a sign of unnecessary compromises […]

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Senate Advances Six-Year Transpo Bill That House Doesn’t Plan to Take Up (The Hill) Boxer Goes Rogue in Pushing for GOP-Backed Measure (Politico) Foxx Hopes to Spur Action on New Hudson River Rail Tunnels (NYT) Year-Old Silver Line Seen as Catalyst in DC, Despite Not Meeting Ridership Projections (WaPo) A Bipartisan Plan to Steer More Transpo Dollars to Local […]

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House Looks at Six-Year Transpo Bill, as Blumenauer Pushes for Gas Tax Hike (The Hill) For Paul Ryan, Transpo Bill Could Make for Bumpy First Week as Speaker (NYT) Equity Issues Came to the Forefront at This Year’s “Rail~Volution” (NRDC Switchboard) WaPo: Can Metro’s New GM Fix an Ailing System? BRT Poised to Change the […]

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Obama Says He Will Sign Transportation Bill (The Hill) House to Vote Thursday on $305 Billion Transportation Bill (The Hill) Mayors Making Commitments to “Resilience” for COP21 (Next City) DC Ranked Fourth Best City for Transit (WUSA 9) Is Georgia Ready to Leave Behind Its Historic Anti-Transit Position? (AJC) The Stranger Outlines Seattle’s “Big” Plans […]