Today’s Headlines

  • 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 officials to try again for their riverport proposal (NWTN Today)
  • New York state officials ink high-speed rail pact with CSX (Buff. News)
  • IBM CEO calls for a renewed focus on U.S. infrastructure policy (Chronicle)
  • The tale of transit taxes collected with no benefit for travelers in Birmingham, Alabama (B’ham News)
  • Adventure Cycling Association eyes Midwestern bicycle trail passing through Michigan (AP)
  • Officials in Connecticut, other New England states plan local meetings on commuter rail (MassLive.com)

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Today’s Headlines

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Congress and the White House are Fixing for a Fight on High-Speed Rail Funding (WSJ) LaHood Talks Rail With MD Governor, Says HSR Will Be Developed Piecemeal (Baltimore Sun) Obama Doesn’t Need to Lobby Congress on Rail Investment, The States Will Do It For Him (HuffPo) Conservatives Launch Effort to Defund What Remains of Stimulus […]

Who Lost Out in the Bid for a Piece of TIGER Transportation Stimulus?

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With more than $56 billion in applications submitted for just $1.5 billion in available funding, the Obama administration’s TIGER grants — short for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery — was one of the stimulus law’s most hotly contested programs. So it’s no surprise that the process resulted in its share of losers as well as […]

U.S. DOT Holding Five Public Meetings on Its National Rail Plan

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As it works to finalize a National Rail Plan that could prove pivotal in securing dedicated long-term funding for high-speed rail, the U.S. DOT is soliciting public feedback at five meetings in the coming weeks. The first public meeting will be held Wednesday in Kansas City, followed by a Thursday meeting in Atlanta, according to […]