Today’s Headlines

  • European ash cloud prompting push for better rail systems (Reuters)
  • $48B in transport funding now available to states, about a month after Congress officially extended the 2005 transportation law until next year (DOT Press)
  • Conservatives blast Oberstar’s new proposal to strengthen oversight of public drinking water supply (ATR Press, Daily Caller)
  • General Motors repays $4.7B in outstanding bailout loans to the Treasury five years ahead of schedule (Reuters)
  • Recovery schmecovery: many urban areas still shedding jobs (MSNBC)
  • Illinois transit officials join project planning for future toll roads (Sun-Times)
  • San Francisco explores street paving technology that aids in water conservation (Streetsblog SF)
  • Salt Lake City unveils new "complete streets" redesign plan (SL Tribune)

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Foxx, GOP Senator Push for Bipartisanship on Transpo Funding (The Hill) Blumenthal: Hold Railroads Accountable for Not Meeting Safety Tech Deadline (NH Register) Christie Officially Pledges Against Gas Tax Hike for Jersey (NJ Spotlight) Insiders Offer Game Plan for Congress to Get Serious With Transpo Funding (Politico) Crowdfunding Can Be a Faster Path to Urban Projects Like […]

House Transpo Bill Turns Communities Into Collateral Damage

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There’s been a lot of analysis and explanation of how bad the House transportation bill is from a policy standpoint. This proposal takes sound transportation policy, covers it with oil, sets it on fire, and then dances on the ashes. It’s also important to remember this transportation bill would make life worse for millions of […]

Milwaukee Transit Advocates Win $13.5 Million Settlement From State DOT

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In a Wisconsin lawsuit that’s been closely watched by transportation reformers around the country, local advocates have extracted some resources for transit from a notoriously highway-obsessed state DOT. Settling in federal court with Milwaukee civil rights groups, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation agreed to provide $13.5 million in transit funding as part of the enormous […]

Today’s Headlines

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Shuster Seeks to Head Transpo Committee, Even If Mica Wants to Stick Around (Hill, Nat’l Journal) Whoever It Is, the Next Chair Faces Transpo Funding Quandary (Bloomberg) Center for Transportation Excellence Offers Rundown of Transpo Ballot Measures Transit Advocates Claim 70 Percent Success Rate on Election Day (Hill) The Shifting Transportation Needs of Baby Boomers (AP) […]