Today’s Headlines

  • Is the Obama administration really cutting New York’s transit security funding? Lawmakers say yes (AP), White House says no (AP)
  • Senate climate bill, backed by capital’s biggest transport reform group, could undermine existing clean-air rules (MoJo Blogs)
  • New York could soon see a new Goethals Bridge, built using a public-private partnership (Bloomberg)
  • Chicago Tribune edit board member asks why the nation needs new auto safety legislation
  • Trucking industry predicts 25% freight growth over the next decade (Fleet Owner)
  • As investigations begin into BP’s oil spill complicity, GOP lawmakers hold oil industry fundraiser (Think Progress)
  • Virginia state transport officials vow a long-term funding plan will materialize this year (Leesburg Today)
  • Illinois state DOT officials will no longer get the perk of free car rides (Pantagraph)

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Gulf oil spill seen in Washington as possibly fatal to the prospects for a climate deal … (Grist) … but that’s not stopping Sen. Kerry (D-MA) from touting his bill’s oil industry endorsements (E&E News) Lawmakers begin admitting that the next long-term federal transport bill will wait … and wait, and wait (JOC) U.S. DOT […]

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DeFazio takes aim at Obama administration’s lack of progress on new long-term federal transport bill (Roll Call) As White House publishes final version of its auto fuel-efficiency standards, the clock starts ticking for industry lawsuits (Greenwire) Drum Major Institute’s Moroz calls for a stronger federal urban policy (Times-Union) Bay Area columnists take aim at proposed […]

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Senate climate bill, with its contentious transportation section, could be coming next week even without its chief GOP author (NatJo Blogs) Tele-work bill, which would let federal employees trim transport costs by working from home, fails unexpectedly in the House (WashPost Blogs) David Roberts asks: Is the answer to the nation’s transportation problem better cars, […]

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New tax-extension bill on the House floor this week would fix transport-funding disparity decried by Oberstar — but the Illinois delegation remains opposed to the change (Herald Whig) Transit unions to run ads urging GOP senators’ support for Dem bill approving $2B in transit aid (WSJ) Washington D.C. city council initially scraps streetcar funding to […]

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As tempers mount over BP’s massive Gulf oil spill, the case for giving ground on offshore drilling to secure passage of the Senate climate bill (TNR’s The Avenue) Philly area transit authority, a shareholder of BP, sues over its role in the spill (Bloomberg) Shortage of durable road paint could curtail the spring-summer repair season […]

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Brookings Analysis: Oil Spill Derailed Climate Legislation McMansions Losing Their Allure (Grist)  Sick of Amtrak’s Glitches? Lagging Investment Could be the Culprit (AP, Grist) Study: Road Diets Reduce Crashes, Don’t Cause Congestion (Rebuilding Place) Top Officials Take a Ride on a Walking School Bus (Fast Lane)    Are Georgians Willing to Pay for the Transportation Improvements They […]