Today’s Headlines

  • Boehner Considering Ending Tax Breaks for Oil Companies (The Hill)
  • State Proposals to Tax Electric Vehicles Send Mixed Signals About Govt Support for Fuel Economy (AP)
  • If You Can Look Past the Ode to Gov. Christie, Fox News Has a Point Here About Life Cycle Budgeting
  • Checking In With America’s New Angry Governors (NYT)
  • The Underlying Assumptions That Propped Up Sprawl Have Been Debunked. What’s Next? (The Atlantic)
  • One Analyst Says Gas Prices Are Peaking, Everybody Else Says Peak Oil Will Keep Them High (The Hill)
  • If You Want Transit to Thrive, Stop Restricting Density (and Height!) Near Stations (Yglesias)
  • Austin’s Inner Neighborhoods Are Losing Children, Schools Could Close (American-Statesman)
  • We Can’t Afford the Sprawl or the Wars That Car Dependency Gave Us (Grist)
  • Gentrification and Cupcake Guilt (Rustwire)
  • Kenney

    Politico is reporting that the Speaker (through his spokesperson) is backing away from those remarks. Oh well, it was a delightful surprise while it lasted…

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GOP Warming Up to Obama’s Rail Proposal (The Hill) Turmoil in Egypt Could Roil Oil Production (Politico) GOP Hopes 2012 Elections Will Sink EPA’s Climate Regs (The Hill) Texas Transportation Careens Toward Financial Crisis (AP) Climate Change Already Taking a Toll on Alaska’s Roads (ADN) Intelligent Cities: The Newest Antidote to Sprawl (USA Today) What’s […]

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Senate Panel Resurrects Transit Commuter Tax Parity (Business Insurance) NYT Ethicist Gives the Thumbs-Up to Scofflaw Cycling Adams Ad Targets Mica’s Work on Transportation Bill (The Hill) Amtrak Honcho Gets Optimistic About High-Speed Rail in Transportation Nation Interview WaPo: New Watchdog Must Restore Faith in Silver Lane San Diego Leaders Explain Support for Bullet Train (U-T San Diego) […]

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Senator Boxer Files for Highway Trust Fund Extension (Journal of Commerce) White House Says Texas Would Lose 60K Jobs If Congress Doesn’t Pass Highway Bill (Chron) LA Mayor Heads to Washington to Pressure Congress on Transportation Extension (Daily Breeze) Democrats Increasing Pressure on Obama to ‘Be Bold’ in Jobs Address (The Hill) Urban Sprawl Has […]

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Public Transit Agencies, Get Moving for Those TIFIA Funds (NRDC Switchboard) Debate Word Count: “Gas” (30), “Oil” (26), “Transit” (0), “Transportation” (0) (Oregonian) Bakersfield, CA: “To Sue or Not to Sue” Over Bullet Train? (KGET, Bakersfield Now) Chapel Hill, NC Looks to Light Rail, Buses to Control Future Growth (Chapel Hill News) Fifteen Miles From […]