Today’s Headlines

  • Omnibus Spending Bill Brims With Earmarks (Politico)
  • The Livable Communities Act Faces Uncertain Future (Sustainable Cities Collective)
  • Reticent Sen. Bingaman Speaks Out on Energy Bill Plans (The Hill)
  • In San Fransisco, Congestion Pricing Plan Inflames Passions (Streetsblog SF, Transpo Nation)
  • Study: Southwest Most Vulnerable to Climate Change (ClimateWire)
  • Why the Feds Should Care About Sidewalks and Bike Lanes (Planetizen)
  • TIGER Grant Will Upgrade DC Buses (FastLane)
  • NJ Transit: $75 Million of Defunct ARC Funds, Please (AP)
  • Urbanism: A Black and White Issue? (Grist)
  • The Boundless Benefits of Bike-Sharing (LAB)

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Today’s Headlines

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Obama Urges Transpo Bill Before Recess as Congress Squabbles Over Details (The Hill, WSJ) WaPo Thinks Senate Bill Is Better of Two Flawed Options Is Streetcar Totally Dead for San Antonio? (TPR) For a Nationwide Infrastructure Plan, Congress Should Be Talking About Broadband (CityLab) Protected Bike Lanes Would Be Easier to Build Under New California Law […]

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Transpo Bill Includes Federal Oversight For Transit Safety (Examiner) Most Dem Conferees Wouldn’t Sign Off on Final Transportation Report (Politico) Heritage and Club for Growth Are Scoring Vote on Transportation Bill (The Hill) The Horrors of the Transportation Bill: Bike/Ped Edition (Bike Portland) You’d Think he Subway Underneath the Capitol Would Warm Pols to Transit […]

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Bike advocates thrilled with Oberstar’s transpo bill (The Hill) GM and Chrysler tell Congress not to mess with their dealership closure plans (AP) Bids for stimulus infrastructure projects coming in at surprisingly low amounts (GovExec) What the transit operating deficit hath wrought: an insufficient economic stimulus law (The Nation)

Is 2010 the Year for Federal Bike Aid? The Answer: A Big ‘Maybe’

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This week’s National Bike Summit culminated in an ambitious new campaign to recruit a million bike advocates and the unveiling of a new Google Maps bike feature. But in a Wednesday session dedicated to the outlook for federal bike investments, cycling advocates hesitated to declare that they could secure new commitments from Washington. Rep. Earl […]

Pittsburgh and Bill Peduto Get Cracking on Downtown Bike Lanes

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Big things are happening in Pittsburgh. Last year, the city elected new mayor Bill Peduto, who came into office with a bold message about remaking the city’s streets. Pittsburgh was then chosen this spring as one of six focus cities where the Green Lane Project will help fast track high-quality bike infrastructure. Peduto wants to make progress […]

Today’s Headlines

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Senate Bill Calls for Infrastructure Bank (The Hill) If Cincinnati Streetcar Dies, Feds Want Their Money Back (Cincinnati Biz Courier) Austin Bike-Share to Launch Next Month (Austin Chron) Repurposing Parking Garages for a Carless Future (Atlantic Cities) Bike League Announces 17 New Bike-Friendly Universities Will Amtrak Have to Cut Out the Wine and Cheese? (The Hill) […]