Today’s Headlines

  • Climate Bill Dead; Let the Blame Game Begin (Politico 1, 2)
  • The Times Examines the Effect of America’s Huge Transit Repair Backlog
  • Emanuel: Obama Now Considering "Infrastructure Rebuilding Bill" (WSJ)
  • Union Pacific Calls for More Investment in Freight (Bloomberg)
  • Conservative Cyclists: A Rare Breed (MinnPost)
  • Complete Streets Bill Moves Forward in Michigan (NPR)
  • Illinois Approves $500 Million for Transit (Chicago Tribune)
  • LaHood Continues Campaign Against Distracted Driving (Fast Lane)
  • What’s Your Favorite Light Rail Line? (Huffington Post)
  • For “Favorite Light Rail Line,” I can only choose among the seven systems with the highest ridership? No love for Jersey City, Salt Lake City, Phoenix or Pittsburgh?

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Today’s Headlines

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Mass Transit Use Rises as Gas Prices Soar (CNN) LaHood: House in “Disarray” on Transportation Bill (Hill) Senate Ready to Overhaul Highway, Transit Programs (WaP0) …But the Senate’s Transpo Bill Is Far From Transformative (HuffPo) Mass Transit Tax Break Considered By Sen. Schumer and Others (HuffPo) Washington Spin on Transpo Bill Makes Good Look Even […]

Today’s Headlines

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CBO Says House Bill Would Bankrupt Highway Trust Fund (JOC) Rand Paul Puts Hold on Senate Transportation Bill (Politico) Speaker John Boehner’s Invitation to Gridlock (Chicago Tribune) House Bill Sends Seattle Transit Providers Into Cold Sweat (Seattle Times) Eric Cantor, Former Subway Rider, Defends Cuts to Transit (Capital) The Tea Party’s War on Mass Transit […]

Compare the Senate and House Transpo Bills, Side-By-Side

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Now that the Senate has passed a transportation bill and everyone’s waiting to see what the House will do next, Transportation for America has done us all a great service and compared the Senate’s bill to the House’s — well, to the last thing the House showed us before things fell apart for John Boehner’s […]

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 […]

Obama to Sign Transpo Bill Today at 4:55

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The last thing the president will do during this hot, lazy recess week is to sign the transportation bill. He’ll be surrounded by construction workers, as this bill was always as much about jobs as it was about setting policy, and by college students, since the bill was combined with a provision keeping student loan […]

Six Northeast Republicans Join Nadler, Oppose Boehner’s Attack on Transit

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The House GOP bill, drafted with significant input from Speaker John Boehner’s office, would eliminate mass transit’s dedicated funding stream, first signed into law by Ronald Reagan in 1982. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former House Republican, has called it “the worst transportation bill I’ve ever seen during 35 years of public service.” Some congressional […]