Today’s Headlines

  • Feds Mull Cell Phone Jammers as Tool to Fight Distracted Driving (Pop-Sci)
  • In Milwaukee, Some 200 Rally for Rail (Journal Sentinel)
  • Dreary Financial Situation Threatens Transportation in the Northeast (WSJ)
  • Brookings Institution Maps How Urbanites Get Around (Infrastructurist)
  • Tell Congress to Keep Transit Benefits on Equal Footing With Parking Benefits (T4America)
  • Key Climate Contrarian Report Riddled with Plagiarism (USA Today)
  • Is Your Rep Part of the Climate Zombie Caucus? (Wonk Room)
  • Airport Screening Brouhaha Could Cause Spike in Highway Fatalities (The Hill)
  • No Car, No Regrets for This Atlanta Commuter (CNN)
  • Suburban Malaise Gets Violent in Arcade Fire Video (Good)

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Denies Basic Climate Science (WaPo) The Thinking Person’s Infrastructure Model: Focus on Walkability (Washington Monthly) Privately Funded Texas Rail Gets Boost From White House (McClatchy) Engineers Again Give U.S. Infrastructure Near-Flunking Grade (Reuters) How Would Pittsburgh Benefit From BRT? (Post-Gazette) With Uber, Lyft Out in Austin, Ride-Share Will Take New Forms (MIT Tech Review) […]

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The U.S. High Speed Rail Association is emerging as a lobbying force in D.C. (Roll Call) Is the Justice Department investigating Rep. Don Young’s (R-AK) shady Florida highway earmark? The law says they should be … (CQ Notepad) A mainstream-media look at last week’s vast new study of the benefits of denser development, with obligatory […]

Electrification in the Climate Bill: Thinking Bigger Than a Car

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At today’s Senate energy committee hearing on climate change, there was much talk about electricity — how it could be generated under a cap-and-trade system and how prices could remain within consumers’ reach even as the nation begins to put a price on carbon. An electrified rail line. (Photo: Metrolinx) In fact, Sen. Mary Landrieu […]

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City Infrastructure Projects Poised to Lose Millions if Earmarks Go the Way of the Dodo (USA, Politico) Drugged-Up Drivers Involved in a Third of Highway Deaths (Transpo Nation) Potential House Science Committee Chair Considers Global Warming a Fraud (Politico) Cancun Beaches Threatened as Climate Talks Unfold (AP, Reuters) NJ Gets $271 Million Bill From Feds for […]

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It’s PARK(ing) Day Across the Country, From L.A. to D.C. China Hops on Board Plans for L.A.-to-Vegas High-Speed Rail (LA Times) Senators Grill FRA’s Feinberg on Rail Safety Deadline (NYT) Will Extra Transpo $$ Make Lawmakers Complacent? (The Hill) Foxx: We Need to Move on Southeast High-Speed Rail (News & Observer) Reps Push to Increase Transit Tax Benefit (The […]

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Climate Bill at a Crossroads; Dems to Decide Thursday Whether to Push Forward (Politico, The Hill) Good News: Damaged Gulf Well Appears Stable (Philadelphia Inquirer) Obama Encourages Greener Commutes for Feds (Washington Post) Q&A with T4America Director James Corless (Bike Portland) At the Awkward Intersection of Transit and Religion (Infrastructurist) Minneapolis Eyes Downtown Streetcar Revival […]