Today’s Headlines

  • Plenty of Fiddle Faddle During Climate Bill Debate But Little to Show For It (The Economist)
  • Meanwhile, Scaled-Down Bill Likely to Hit the House Floor Next Wednesday (The Hill)
  • House Dems Quarrel About Livability Provisions in Transpo Appropriations Bill (LAB blog)
  • Retired Admiral LeRoy Collins Killed While Cycling in Tampa (UPI)
  • House Committee Unveils Earmark Database (Open Secrets Blog)
  • Higher Tolls Equal Quicker Commutes in San Francisco (NBC)
  • Subtract Eight Cars, Add Room for 74 Bikes at an Oregon Transit Center (Oregonian)
  • Infrastructist Editor Talks Tolls and Gas Taxes on Fox Business News
  • LaHood in Wisconsin: "There’s No Stopping High-Speed Rail" (Wisc State Journal)
  • High-Speed Rail Coming — Eventually — to the Connecticut River Valley (Associated Press)
  • PBS Tackles the Question: What Does Livability Look Like? (The City Fix)

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Federal Transportation Bill Moving in House (Trans. Issues Daily) Secretary LaHood Proposes Streamlining Transit Approvals (Cypress Times) High-Speed Rail for 80 Percent of Americans Is Still Goal (TranspoNation) Funding Transportation: Gas Tax vs. Tolls (WTOP) APTA Applauds State of the Union Despite Rail Snub (Hill) Accusations of Delay in Disclosing Chevy Volt Fires (NYT) Five […]

Senate Offers a More Multi-Modal 2014 Transportation Budget Than the House

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Last week, a House panel envisioned some big cuts to next year’s transportation budget. TIGER and high-speed rail would get nothing, Amtrak would get slashed, and ixnay on all that green “livability” crap. (And that’s practically a quote.) The Senate Appropriations Committee voted this morning on the budget its own transportation subcommittee put together, and the end […]

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Sen. Kerry (D-MA) on yesterday’s climate bill rollout, in his own words (Grist) Bad sign for that climate bill? Obama statement calls it by the wrong name, citing House version instead (WH Press) Obama urges Senate to defeat auto dealers’ favorite provision in the pending financial reform bill (The Hill) How China is winning the […]

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Bad news for Big Oil in the White House budget, which seeks to axe $36.5B in subsidies — but will Congress go along? (TNR’s The Vine) That $100m jobs bill, including infrastructure, that the White House is hoping for? It might look considerably smaller once the Senate acts, perhaps this week (Politico) Georgia political heavyweights […]

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Very bad news for train riders in the northeast: The Obama administration’s first rounds of high-speed rail money are unlikely to help improve Acela service, due to lengthy environmental reviews required by U.S. DOT (Globe) Two disparate takes on the House jobs bill: Does it represent "room for real debate" on a new federal transportation […]