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2010 Capitol Hill Round-up: Cast Your Vote for the Streetsie Awards

Posted By Tanya Snyder On December 26, 2010 @ 10:05 pm In Streetsblog Capitol Hill | No Comments

streetsies_2010 [1]Which lawmakers have been naughty in 2010? Which have been nice? Who deserves goodwill from supporters of sustainable transportation, and who should get nothing but a lump of coal?

This is your chance to decide. The Streetsie awards [2]are a Streetsblog tradition, offering the bests and worsts of the year, determined by Streetsblog readers.

Voting opens now and stays open till December 30. We’ll announce the winners January 3.

Lawmaker Who’ll Be Missed the Most in the 112th

Total Voters: 87

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Most Short-Sighted Governor or Governor-Elect

Total Voters: 91

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Most Important Action Congress Failed to Take in 2010

Total Voters: 90

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Best TIGER Grant

Total Voters: 77

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(you can find a PDF with a complete list of TIGER I grantees here [18] and TIGER II grantees here [19])

Best Moment for Transportation Reform

  • LaHood’s "Tabletop Speech" and declaration [20] of “the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of the non-motorized" (39%, 32 Votes)
  • TIGER grants [21] released [22], providing over $2 billion to states for innovative transportation projects (22%, 18 Votes)
  • DOT dumps Bush-era practice [23] of evaluating New Starts proposals only on cost; looks at congestion, environmental impacts, economic benefits (19%, 16 Votes)
  • Feds begin redefining affordable housing [24] to include transportation costs, illustrating the greater affordability of urban areas despite higher home prices (17%, 14 Votes)
  • Centers for Disease Control says transportation reform is health reform [25], points to myriad connections between health and mobility (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 83

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Best Cause for Optimism

  • All young people want are iPhones, not cars [26] (44%, 35 Votes)
  • Bike-sharing goes viral: DC launches [27] the nation’s biggest program, New York announces [28] one that makes it look trivial (35%, 28 Votes)
  • Dan Maes [29], who thinks bicycles are a step toward UN control and worldwide socialism, bites it [30] in Colorado governor election (11%, 9 Votes)
  • First Lady Michelle Obama recognizes [31] the importance of biking and walking in the fight against childhood obesity (10%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 80

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[1] Image: http://usa.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/streetsies_2010.jpg

[2] Streetsie awards : http://usa.streetsblog.org/2009/12/31/the-2009-capitol-hill-streetsies-meet-the-winners/

[3] Rep. Jim Oberstar: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/11/16/oberstar%E2%80%99s-final-words-of-wisdom/

[4] Senator Chris Dodd: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/06/09/dodd%E2%80%99s-livability-bill-earns-praise-from-local-governments/

[5] Senator Byron Dorgan: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/01/08/coming-soon-a-senate-jobs-bill-with-a-new-approach-to-transport/

[6] Chris Christie: http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/11/12/christie-rewrites-arc-history-my-wife-made-me-do-it/

[7] Scott Walker: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/12/06/new-evidence-refutes-rail-opponents%E2%80%99-claims-in-wisconsin/

[8] John Kasich: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/11/05/an-open-letter-to-ohio-governor-elect-john-kasich/

[9] Rick Scott: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/12/20/lahood-high-speed-rail-will-be-our-generations-legacy/

[10] transportation reauthorization: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/11/19/leaked-gop-wants-to-bring-transpo-policy-back-to-the-1950s/

[11] Climate legislation: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/05/12/senate-climate-bill-would-send-6b-plus-towards-cutting-transport-emissions/

[12] gas tax increase: http://usa.streetsblog.org../2010/11/29/another-day-another-revelation-that-a-gas-tax-hike-is-necessary/

[13] St. Paul Union Depot Multi-Modal Transportation Hub: http://bit.ly/eZnc1G

[14] Philadelphia Area Pedestrian and Bicycle Network: http://bit.ly/fxu8OH

[15] New Haven Downtown Crossing: http://bit.ly/i54euY

[16] New Orleans Streetcar-Union Passenger Terminal/Loyola Loop: http://bit.ly/9XISk9

[17] Tower 55 Multi-Modal Improvement: http://bit.ly/ffVOFz

[18] here: http://www.dot.gov/documents/finaltigergrantinfo.pdf

[19] here: http://www.dot.gov/docs/tiger2grantinfo.pdf

[20] declaration: http://bit.ly/90xHMF

[21] grants: http://bit.ly/d1hnjr

[22] released: http://bit.ly/9eSYf8

[23] DOT dumps Bush-era practice: http://bit.ly/5hQEID

[24] redefining affordable housing: http://bit.ly/dyHZpw

[25] transportation reform is health reform: http://bit.ly/aVtle9

[26] not cars: http://streetsblog.net/2010/06/02/younger-people-driving-less-auto-industry-getting-nervous/

[27] DC launches: http://bit.ly/aC20Sp

[28] New York announces: http://bit.ly/hLDiIF

[29] Dan Maes: http://bit.ly/bXIkal

[30] bites it: http://bit.ly/bPxyL8

[31] Michelle Obama recognizes: http://bit.ly/dsglld

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