Today’s Headlines

  • Transportation planner and engineer Dan Burden talks walkable design (Streetsblog NYC)
  • California high-speed rail could be built, and partly funded by, Beijing (NYT)
  • A must-read from Paul Krugman on the economics of environmental regulation (NYT)
  • Syndicated columnist Joe Conason: Without major new push to rebuild infrastructure, "the American future looks dim" (Star-News)
  • New Jersey Transit seeks to "modify" its proposed fare hike after riders rebel (NJ.com)
  • Community advocates mark the 75th anniversary of FDR’s Works Progress Administration by lobbying for congressional passage of legislation directly aiding metro-area governments with economic recovery (HuffPo)
  • Mississippi towns embrace complete streets (Grist)
  • Minnesota braces for busy construction season, including highway expansions (MPR)

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Extreme Summer Weather Puts Climate Change Back in the Spotlight (NYT) Bingaman: Don’t Expect Energy or Oil Legislation Before the Elections (Politico)  San Francisco Sees Transportation Building Boom Despite the Bum Economy (Mercury News) LA Mayor Villaraigosa: A Born Again Bike Advocate? (AP) Private Firms Tackle Distracted Driving (Sun-Times) Voinovich Clarifies Gas Tax Comments (Hill) […]

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LaHood affirms the recent assertion by House Speaker Pelosi: Congress is unlikely to raise the gas tax to pay for transportation legislation (Pantagraph) Local lawmakers are hunting for strategies to fund a proposed commuter rail link between the Poconos and NYC in the absence of a new long-term federal transport bill (P. Record) San Francisco […]