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Bipartisan Twitter Fest This Week Turns Up Heat for Transportation Bill (WaPo) As House Readies for Bill, Foxx Set to Testify Wednesday (Transport Topics) How Rep. Delaney Won Support for an “Out-of-the Box” Funding Idea (WaPo) Chicago Gets $120M From Feds for O’Hare Line (Sun Times) House Amtrak Bill Would Give More Autonomy to NE […]

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GOP Selects House Chairs; Rep. Upton to Head Energy Committee (NYT, The Hill) Lesser of Two Evils to Chair Committee “Investigating” Climate Science (Politico) Earmarks Analysis: 39,294 Requested This Year (Politico, National Journal) Poll: Gas Tax Hike Still Anathema to Most Americans (WHTC) Walkable Communities Spur Civic Involvement (ScienceDaily) Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Dishes About Smart Growth (Reuters) New […]

Call This Morning to Boost Transit Funding in Stimulus Package

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Last night Jerrold Nadler’s stimulus bill amendment, which would add $3 billion for transit, cleared the House Rules Committee. The full House may vote on the amendment by noon today, so the sooner you call your representative the better. Transportation for America sends along some key points to make in your phone call: In the […]

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LaHood brings his anti-distracted driving campaign to the United Nations today (WaPo Blogs) Lingering threat of ash clouds in Europe is giving a long-term boost to rail (Bloomberg) AASHTO president chastises Obama administration for focusing on maintenance of existing roads rather than new lane capacity (Hatt. American) Murray, the Senate’s chief appropriator for the U.S. […]

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Foxx’s Nomination Scheduled for Hearing Today (AP) Amtrak a Major Priority for House Transpo Committee (National Journal) Rep. Denham Thinks Funds for California Rail Should Go to Amtrak in NE (Sac Bee) Older Adults Choosing Transit-Accessible Communities (AARP News) Pierce County, WA to Vote Today on Cutting “Nearly Every Bus Route in the System” (KOMO) […]