Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood Optimistic That Transportation Bill Will Pass By August (Reuters)
  • GOP Mulls Deep Cuts in Transportation (The Hill)
  • Lautenberg and Menendez Look to Revive Hudson Rail Tunnel (NYT)
  • Drivers: Enjoy the “Dictator Discount” on Gas While it Lasts (Atlantic, Newsweek)
  • The Era of the Suburban Retail Strip Is Coming to an End (Citiwire)
  • Study: Low Density Means High Pollution (Grist)
  • The American Paperboy: An Increasingly Rare Sight (How We Drive)
  • Transit: Northern Virginia’s Growth Engine (Transport Politic)
  • Can a Total Systems Approach Transform Transportation? (TNR)


The Capitol’s 10 Transportation Players to Know

Even occasional observers of the national transportation scene can probably recognize House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) or Senate environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) — but what about the advisers who act as their eyes and ears in drafting policy? Here’s a look at 10 of Congress’ biggest transportation power players, courtesy of […]

Today’s Headlines

Dems Conceded Way Too Much on Transportation Bill (MSNBC) Environmental “Streamlining” Could Improve Safe Routes to School Project Times (Bike Portland) Transportation Bill Gives a Boost to Intelligent Transportation Technology (Marketwatch) The Construction Industry’s Breakdown of the MAP-21 Transportation Bill (For Construction Pros) Sprawl and Lack of Transportation Choices Contributed to Foreclosure Crisis (Earth Island Journal) Transportation […]

Transportation for America Releases Blueprint for Transportation Reform

Today Transportation for America is releasing a 100-page document called "The Route to Reform," in which they outline policy recommendations related to the upcoming reauthorization of federal transportation funding legislation (download the executive summary here or the full report here).  From the executive summary:  The next transportation program must set about the urgent task of […]

AARP Sends Its Transportation Priorities to Congress

(Photo: AARP) AARP, the Washington mega-force that lays claim to a membership base of 40 million older Americans, today threw its weight behind three transportation policy changes in a letter to House members. The group asked Reps. Jim Oberstar (D-MN) and John Mica (R-FL), the chairman and senior Republican on the House transportation committee, to […]

Introducing Streetsblog’s Thursday Job Market

Looking for a job? If you work in transportation engineering, bike and pedestrian planning, transit planning, or transportation advocacy, you can find new opportunities on the Streetsblog Jobs Board. We just launched the board earlier this summer and every week we have new listings coming in. For employers, posting your job openings on Streetsblog gives […]