Today’s Headlines

  • Talking in-depth with Gabe Klein, D.C.’s pro-bike and pro-transit director of transportation (WaPo)
  • A look at the four GOP House candidates for 2010 who also own large auto dealerships (Roll Call)
  • The U.S. DOT echoes White House adviser Browner in warning that congressional efforts to block the EPA from regulating emissions would unravel the upcoming increase in fuel-efficiency standards (The Hill)
  • A reminder that Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK), top Republican on the environment committee, voted against rescuing the highway trust fund before he voted for it (NewsOK)
  • Yonah Freemark on the suburbs’ lack of preparation for a new era of poverty (Next American City)

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Today’s Headlines

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Transportation Issues Daily‘s Larry Ehl Recaps Last Week’s Non-Binding House Votes Also Via TID, a Pop Quiz: Only One Conferee Voted Yes on the Broun Motion. Who Was It? With Growing Popularity of Charity Rides, Is Cycling the New Golf? (Globe and Mail) Holland, MI, Transit Agency Challenges Residents to Ten Car-Free Days (WZZI) Yes, […]

House Speaker John Boehner Will Delay Vote on House Transpo Bill

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First, John Boehner split his transportation bill into three smaller bills that deal with transportation, oil and gas drilling, and government employee pensions separately. Now, it looks like the transportation component won’t be voted on until after the President’s Day recess, according to Politico: Boehner’s office attributed the decision to two factors: One of the […]

Senate’s Next Climate Hearing to Feature Big Oil-Backed Critics

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) may have voted against the Senate environment committee’s climate bill yesterday, but The New Republic picked up on some pretty optimistic (for Washington) rhetoric from him on the issue this morning: (Photo: Baucus ’08) "There’s no doubt that this Congress is going to pass climate change legislation," he […]