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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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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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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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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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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Ford, Nissan, Tesla will get $25 billion in loans today from the Obama administration for retooling factories to produce electric cars (Detroit Free Press) Nine killed in Washington Metro crash, the system’s worst accident in history (NYT) Lawmakers trek to Pittsburgh to talk up high-speed rail possibilities (Business Times) Construction and highway lobbies backing Oberstar’s […]

Questioning Obama's Transpo Legacy as Fresno County Sprawls

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By introducing new initiatives like the TIGER grant program, the Obama administration has been signaling that the car-is-king, slash-and-burn mentality that has dominated transportation policy since Eisenhower is coming to a close. At the same time, however, the situation on the ground looks awfully familiar in much of America. As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie […]