Today’s Headlines

  • Ahmedabad, India, wins the Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (Express)
  • Freight rail industry has a mixed reaction to LaHood’s revamp of transit funding rules (Fleet Owner)
  • Why are politicians always so scared of the word "tax"? A scientific explanation (MoJo Blog)
  • Amtrak to add free wi-fi on the Acela … but it won’t be free for long (Erictric)
  • Florida high-speed rail boosters take their lobbying campaign up a notch (AP)
  • It’s time to update our definition of "green building" (HuffPo)
  • Washington D.C.’s Metro transit chief to resign in April (WaPo Blogs)
  • Georgia’s Republican governor says voters should get to decide whether to raise the gas tax to fund transportation (AP)

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Climate Bill Supporters Want to See Movement (Talking Points Memo) Washington State Lawmakers to Seek 10-Cent Gas Tax Increase (AP) Feds Fund Metro Greenway Trails for Denver (Denver Post) Quebec, Northeast U.S. Talk Rail Improvements (AP) Virginia Legislators Continue Sweating Over Transpo Compromise (WaPo) LaHood Announces Transit Funding for Glacier National Park (Missoulian) Transportation Policy […]

Sales Tax Hike Could Save Olympia’s Transit System

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If transit supporters don’t turn out at the polls, service in Thurston County will plummet by about 25 percent compared to levels made possible by a small sales tax hike. Image: Seattle Transit Blog It may be the middle of summer, but if you’re paying attention, it’s already election season. With a string of primaries […]

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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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No. 2-ranked Senate Democrat admits there’s no plan yet for extending federal transport law (JOC) More coverage of Monday’s transportation bill press conference … with extra umbrage at the idea that it’s no longer called the "highway" bill (Logistics Management) Atlanta’s MARTA transit network is freeing itself from tax-shelter traps triggered by the financial crisis […]

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Schumer Bill Would Restore Maximum Transit Tax Benefit (AP) Dallas City Council Shows Support for $1B in Downtown Transit Boosts (AP, D Mag) California’s New Tax-Increment Financing Could Bring Billions for Infrastructure (Gov Exec) Why Cincinnati Is Going Low With Streetcar Fare (Cincinnati Biz Courier) Foxx in South Dakota With Thune, the Likely New Transportation Committee Chief (AP, Politico) […]

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Anthony Foxx Wants to Create a 30-Year Vision for US Transportation Policy (Politico) Minneapolis Group Sues FTA Over Light Rail (Minneapolis/St. Paul Biz Journal) … As the Green Line in St. Paul Offers Lessons in Racial Equity (Finance & Commerce) Blumenthal Predicts Consensus on Rail Safety Bill (Hartford Courant) How Pittsburgh Merges Cycling Infrastructure With […]