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 […]

House Passes Three-Week Budget Extension

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The House just voted 271-158 to extend the FY2010 for three more weeks while the two houses of Congress try to reconcile their respective ideas about spending cuts. It wasn’t a party-line vote: 54 Republicans voted against the resolution and 85 Democrats voted for it. The bill cuts $6 billion over its three-week life. If […]