Today’s Headlines

  • Former DOT Chiefs: Transpo Shortfalls Eroding “American Prosperity” (WaPo)
  • DOT Announces New Funding for State of Good Repair Grants… at 1 Percent of Need (National Journal)
  • Rail Projects Hang in the Balance in Several Close Governors’ Races (NYT)
  • Reduced Demand for Cars Causes Drop in Manufacturing (The Hill)
  • Car Dependence and Sprawl Make It Hard for Seniors to Get Around (Detroit Free Press)
  • NJ Legislature, Governor Reach Deal to Restore Transpo Funds (Land Line)
  • Should School Buses Have Seat Belts? (AJC blog)
  • Trucking Lobby Backs Bill to Fund Transpo Projects With Diesel Tax Increase (Press-Telegram)
  • The Most Sprawling County in America Votes on a Land Use Plan (Star-Banner)
  • “Mad Men” Actor Takes Transit to Hollywood, Sees Cars as “Pollutants” (NYT)
  • TKO

    Cell phone service on the subway, how horrible! It will be impossible to concentrate or think if it isn’t hard enough on the subway now. Why? Why oh why? Do we need cell phone usage on the train?

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WaPo‘s Dr. Gridlock Urges Caution on Plan to Dismantle DC’s DOT Detroit Is Raising Parking Ticket Fines for the Wrong Reasons (Freep) The Case Against Funding Roads With Sales Taxes (Columbia Daily Tribune) Newsday Editorializes About the Need for Congress to Approve New Revenue for Transpo New VA Governor McAuliffe Re-Thinking McDonnell’s Transpo Projects (Times Dispatch) […]

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Shuster Lays Out Agenda for Transpo Committee (Roll Call) NC Governor Picks Ex-County Schools Chief for Top Transpo Post (Charlotte Observer, Herald Sun) Amtrak Names New Chiefs for Business, Safety (The Hill) Deval Patrick Tones Down Talks on Gas Tax Hike as Polls Prove It’s Unpopular (AP, Statehouse News) “Big New Mass Transit Plans Are Cooking” […]

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Obama Should Lead on Highway Trust Fund Solution (Seacoast Online) Building a Palmdale-to-Burbank Segment Now Would Make California HSR a Train to Somewhere (LAT) Or Should California Forget HSR and Focus on Improving Regular Passenger Rail? (Tracy Press) Is Oil Transportation By Rail Safe? (Sightline, CTV News) Unplanned Urban Sprawl Brought About the Bee Famine […]

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NYT Blasts Florida Florida Gov. Scott for “Thoughtless” Rejection of Rail Money In Michigan, Meanwhile, a Tea Party-Inspired Governor Happily Accepts Funds (Guardian) Though Mystified by Hipsters, Sec. LaHood Stands Up for Urban Cyclists (HuffPo) What it Means That the Feds Have Doled Out $2 Billion More in Rail Funds (Transport Politic) Busy Week in […]

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GOP Earmark Ban Will Hurt Rural Areas Most (Brookings, AP, NYT) Outgoing PA Governor Rendell’s Predictions for the Future of Transpo (Transpo Nation) NJ Gov. Christie Warming to ARC Tunnel Substitute (WSJ) Hertz Adopts Bike-Share Model for One-Way Airport Rentals By the Hour (Transpo Nation) Businesses Expand Use of Car-Sharing (NYT) Freight Rail: The Real […]

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Obama: Let’s Use $2B in Oil and Gas Revenues to Get the Country Off Oil and Gas (NYT) Senate Transpo Bill Fully Funds MAP-21 Except For One Key Part (Transpo Issues Daily) Economist Special Report: Deteriorating U.S. Infrastructure Catalyzes Fresh Thinking Gov. Scott Walker Is Considering a White House Bid (WaPo) Ten Reasons to Be […]