Today’s Headlines

  • Senate Could Consider FAA Reauthorization This Week (Surface Transpo Is Next) (AviationNews)
  • And The House Will Start Acting On FAA Next Week (T&I Committee)
  • In Absence of Federal Action, States Are Beginning to Test VMT Fee Switch (Infrastructurist)
  • Carpooling Went the Way of Hairspray and Stirrup Pants After the Eighties (NYT)
  • Counterproductive Land Use Regulations Are Causing Sprawl in Washington State (Sightline Daily)
  • With Parking $1,000 a Spot, Can Dallas Transit Handle Super Bowl Fans? (Dallas Morning News)
  • Obama Conflated Gray Infrastructure (Bridges and Rail) With Green (Telecom) at SOTU (Nat Journal)
  • Much of the Country Urged to “Stay Off the Roads” During Winter Storm (KOCO)
  • Is It Too Much for DC Metro to Ask for Some Cash When It Bails Out VA and MD Transit? (DCist)
  • Historic Preservationists Feeling the Streetcar Love in DC (City Paper)
  • Urban Planning Prof Says the Country Must Fund Transit, Rezone Cities (The Shoshin Project)
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