Today’s Headlines

  • Plenty of Pain, No Train for Florida as Illinois Snags $186 Million (The Hill)
  • Commanding Majorities of Mayors Favor Higher Gas Taxes (T4America)
  • No Surprise Here: Drivers Shift to Transit When Gas Prices Soar (AltTransport)
  • Amtrak Shrinks and a Simile from Grist that Will Make Men Wince
  • Bin Laden Notes Stoke Fears of Terrorist Attack on Trains (WSJ)
  • Here’s Why Oil Prices Took a Temporary Dive Yesterday (NYT)
  • Reminder: “Drilling in Every U.S. Orifice Isn’t Going to Lower Gas Prices” (Mother Jones)
  • Reps. Matsui and LaTourette Lead on Complete Streets (LAB)
  • EPADOE: A Match Made in Bureaucratic Heaven? (Politico)
  • Cycle Track Planning — There’s an App for That (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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Obama to Adopt Deficit Commission Agenda — Including the Gas Tax? (WaPo) $1.5 Billion Cut to High-Speed Rail Could Grow Even Larger (HuffPo) Cuts to High-Speed Rail Won’t Affect Any Existing Projects (Bloomberg) DOT Got $300M in Florida Rail Money Out the Door Ahead of Potential Shutdown (JOC) Boehner and Obama Play Nice Over Budget […]

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How’s Obama Going to Pay for That Infrastructure Plan? (Business Insider) Inside the Impressive Turnaround of Philly Transit (Governing) Do Commuters Switch From Driving to Light Rail? (Atlantic Cities) California Bullet Train Under Microscope (AP); SacBee Calls Oversight Hearing “A Joke” Indy Star: Expanded Transit in Central Indiana Has Merit, And Voters Should Decide How to […]

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Alan Ehrenhalt’s New Book Paints Cities as the New Suburbs, and Vice Versa (Grist) Green Bike Lanes Linked to More Women Riding Bikes in LA (LAB) Gas Prices Expected to Fall Through the Summer (WaPo) New Study: Scientific Literacy Only Increases Polarization Over Climate Change (Grist) Congressman and Environmentalist Oppose Coal Ash Amendment to Transpo […]

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Obama to House: Pass the Senate Transpo Bill (Hill) Transpo Funding Will Be Extended Beyond Saturday’s Deadline (Trans. Issues Daily) For This Congress, Only Modest Ambitions Prevail (AP) Americans Waste Nearly 2 Billion Gallons of Gas Per Year (USA Today) What Planners Knew 100 Years Ago, And Why We Don’t Do It Anymore (StrongTowns) Debate […]

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Oil Company Profits Surge in Sync With Gas Prices (Houston Chronicle) Study: Higher Gas Prices Take the Edge Off Sprawl (Infrastructurist) Light Rail Will Finally Connect the Twin Cities (The Transport Politic) Silicon Valley NIMBYs Crow About California HSR (WSJ) Breathing Dangerous for Half of Americans (VOA) In Providence and DC, Streetcar Plans Inch Forward […]

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Obama Urges Action on Highway Trust Fund: “It’s Not Crazy. It’s Not Socialism” (Biz Insider) Foxx Warns That State Funding Will Be Rationed Starting August 1 … (Dallas News) … And Defends Obama for Dragging Feet on Gas Tax (Roll Call) With Holiday Weekend Coming, Gas Prices Reach Six-Year High (The Hill) LaHood Encourages Missouri […]