Today’s Headlines

  • … as the U.S. DOT chief kicks off a campaign to get more women involved in transport careers (Prog. RR’ing)
  • House GOP’s earmark moratorium could affect Minnesota’s transport projects over the long term (MinnPost)
  • High-speed rail advocates focus on a possible L.A.-Vegas-Phoenix link (Phoenix Biz Jrnl)
  • Chicago transit agencies spending nearly $1m per year on lobbying state government (Trib Blogs)
  • D.C. Metro transit officials warn that even with their $150m annual aid from Congress, they will be forced to limit capital spending to critical maintenance (DC Biz Jrnl)
  • Tampa navigates the tricky path of sustaining local support for new light rail (Creative Loafing)

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U.S. DOT’s new "TIGER II" grant program is encouraging Texas state DOT officials to hope the second time is a charm when it comes to funding a fix for an aging rail intersection … (Star-Telegram) … and Washington D.C. city officials to hope for new bike-share funding … (DC Biz Jrnl) … and northwestern Tennessee […]

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States Watch as Oregon Pioneers Road-Usage Fee (Transport Topics, Roll Call) Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl? (Atlantic) 86 Cities Have Accepted DOT’s “Mayors’ Challenge” for Safer Streets (Fast Lane) Shouldn’t Phoenix Focus on Transit Instead of Freeways? (Phoenix Biz Journal) Bus Start-up Bridj to Launch in DC This Spring (WaPo) Boston Globe Rides the Rails […]

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LaHood hits upstate New York to talk up the potential future of local high-speed rail (Roch Biz Jrnl, RocNow, EmpireStateNews) Passage of new sales tax to fund transit sparking recriminations among St. Louis tea partyers (Post-Dispatch) U.S. DOT pledges $200 million for the cross-Hudson River transit tunnel (Star-Ledger) Local crackdowns on distracted drivers touted as […]

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Harvard economist Ed Glaeser takes a look at the sprawl-inducing home buyer’s tax credit, a policy only "a real estate agent could love" (NYT Blog) Confirmation of what you heard here last month: The No. 2 Senate Democrat thinks a gas tax needs to be on the table to fund a transportation bill next year […]