Today’s Headlines

  • Will Congress Pass Obama’s Transportation Plan? (MinnPost)
  • Meanwhile, Infrastructure Woes Continue to Mount (CNC)
  • Infrastructure Bank: Not a Wacky Socialist Concept (Atlantic)
  • Carolyn McCarthy Bill Would Cut Fed Funding to States Soft on Distracted Driving (Transpo Nation)
  • Freakonomics: Cash For Clunkers a Waste
  • Jay Rockefeller Calls for Changes to Freight Rail Regulations (Reuters)
  • First HOT Lane Opens in Bay Area on I-680 (SFGate)
  • How Complete Streets Make Roads Safer for Pedestrians (Daily Planet)
  • Top Eight Transportation Tussles From 2010 (AltTransport)
  • An Antidote for Matchbox Cars: Legos for Transit Nerds (Human Transit)
  • Is Your City Bicycle Friendly? (LAB)

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Transit Industry to Join State DOTs in Blasting Senate Climate Bill

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is set to join the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and two construction interests tomorrow in protesting the Senate climate bill’s proposed diversion of new fuel fees away from infrastructure — an argument that puts the transit industry’s leading D.C. lobbying group squarely in the […]

Today’s Headlines

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States Fear Effects of a Congressional Stalemate on Transportation Funding (WaPo) ‘Calling It a Third World Transportation System Is Unfair to the Third World’ (Bloomberg) Gov. Scott Wants to Sell Florida Regional Transit, or Take It Over Completely (Palm Beach Post) Editorial: Funding Transportation Infrastructure With Driver’s Test Fee Makes Sense (PennLive) Dallas Begrudgingly Finds It […]

Did Team Obama Gut Transit Funds From the Stimulus Package?

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Reporting on last week’s stimulus letdown — when a proposal by US Rep. James Oberstar’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for $17 billion in mass transit spending was slashed by the Appropriations Committee, while $30 billion in proposed allocations for roads and bridges remained the same — Grist got word that the then-incoming Obama administration may […]

Transportation Reformers Applaud Obama’s Six-Year Transpo Plan

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A fix-it-first policy for roads. More support for livability programs. Additional transit investment. Competitive infrastructure grants. In his new six-year, $556 billion surface transportation proposal, President Obama is hitting all the right notes with transportation reform advocates. As part of his 2012 budget proposal — released yesterday — the President put forward a plan that […]

Transportation Reformers Applaud Obama's Six-Year Transpo Plan

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A fix-it-first policy for roads. More support for livability programs. Additional transit investment. Competitive infrastructure grants. In his new six-year, $556 billion surface transportation proposal, President Obama is hitting all the right notes with transportation reform advocates. As part of his 2012 budget proposal — released yesterday — the President put forward a plan that […]