Today’s Headlines

  • Oil Prices Soar on Libyan Turmoil (ABC, NYT)
  • Meanwhile, Geithner Says Economy Can Handle Spike (The Hill)
  • Tom Friedman: Bring on a $1 Per Gallon Gas Tax (NYT)
  • NRDC Ranks “Smartest” Cities for Transportation (Grist)
  • New Report: A Primer on the Federal Transportation Program (T4America)
  • Honolulu Breaks Ground on Commuter Rail Line (Bloomberg)
  • Highway Trust Fund or Transportation Trust Fund? (National Journal)
  • Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel Promises Better Bike Infrastructure for Chicago (Transpo Nation)
  • Study: Air Pollution Sparks Heart Problems; Cyclists Not Immune (WebMD, Mail)

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Senate’s jobs bill, still slated for release this week, is expected to include a one-year extension of existing transportation law to keep the highway trust fund afloat (WaPo) Infrastructure expert Rob Puentes: The White House’s budget’s focus on transportation alone for its National Infrastructure Fund is "somewhat disappointing" (TNR’s The Avenue) Fast Company takes a […]

Flashback: Does the Government Owe Transportation $21 Billion?

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Welcome to Flashback, a regular feature at Streetsblog Capitol Hill looking back at past transportation policy debates that have the potential to impact the next congressional re-authorization — no matter when it occurs. For today’s installment, let’s start with an interesting comment that Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House transportation committee, made earlier […]

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Boxer: Senate considering breaking up its jobs bill into several pieces, with an infrastructure provision that would bail out the highway trust fund for this year (Dow Jones) Conservative Rep. Don Young (R-AK), architect of the 2005 federal transportation bill, admits that Alaska’s plans for a gas tax suspension would endanger its financial support from […]

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Transportation Advocates Aren’t Happy With Proposed Senate Funding Levels … (The Hill) … But Smart Growth Group Praises TOD Provision (Smart Growth America) Obama at NY’s Tappan Zee Bridge Today to Press Congress on Infrastructure (AP) Biden Makes the Same Pitch in St. Louis, Cleveland  (StarTrib, AP) A Bankrupt Highway Trust Fund Could Cost 700,000 Jobs (Fiscal […]

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GOP Aims to Put Highway Trust Fund Money on the Table for Cuts (WSJ) New Science Committee Chairman: “There are Doubts About the Quality of Climate Science” (NYT) Sen. Boxer Spoiling for a Fight as GOP Plans Climate Rollback (The Hill) Senate Could be Forced to Give Up Earmarks, Says Sen. Durbin (Politico) The Developed […]

Today’s Headlines

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Senate to vote today on final approval of jobs bill that extends the 2005 transportation law until 2011 (MLive.com) Oberstar floats the idea of a taxpayer loan to the highway trust fund to pay for the next long-term federal transport bill (DC Velocity) A look at Pittsburgh’s efforts to join the urban sustainability vanguard (Post-Gazette) […]