Today’s Headlines

  • GOP Demands Trillions — Not Billions — in New Budget Cuts in Exchange for Debt Ceiling Vote (WaPo)
  • Wisconsin Gets Rejected for Federal Rail Funds It Once Rejected (Journal Sentinel)
  • Administration Asserts “For Now, Riding Trains is Safe” Amid Calls for Tightened Security (The Hill)
  • Blumenauer’s Commuter Relief Act Would Add Equity for Non-Drivers (BikePortland)
  • Obama Transportation Bill Preceded By Green Transpo Postage Stamp Release (Alt Transport)
  • The Best Way to Beat $4 Gas? Don’t Drive So Much. (HuffPo)
  • Sec. LaHood Will Intervene in Dulles Rail Cost Dispute (Examiner)
  • Anti-“Sprawl-Mart” Activist Says Retail and Residences Don’t Mix (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • What’s a postage stamp?

  • Sure, not driving is the best way to save money that might otherwise be spent on gasoline. But tell that to the zillions of obese Americans who can’t even walk a half-mile to their local post office.

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More Speculation on “Mr. Villaraigosa Goes to Washington” (CityWatchLA, KPCC) Boxer Is Lobbying for Antonio (Politico) Grappling with the Gas Tax: The Theme of 2013 (T4America, Stateline) Is Our Transportation System Prepared for Climate Change? (The Energy Collective) NRDC: LaHood Was “Unexpected Champion of Green Policies” (The Hill) Fox News in California: “We Don’t Want a […]

Key House Republicans Aren’t Buying Administration HSR Proposal

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Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement of a $53 billion infusion for high-speed rail has fallen like a lead balloon on the ears of some key GOP leaders. House Transportation Committee Chair John L. Mica (R-FL) and Railroads Subcommittee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) expressed “extreme reservations” about the plan. “This is like giving Bernie Madoff another […]

Today’s Headlines

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DOT Will Redistribute Rejected High Speed Rail Funds (WaPo) Reluctant Senate GOP Leader McConnell Agrees to Earmark Ban (The Hill) Rahall Wants Top Dem Post on Transpo Committee to Help Coal Industry (WVNS) Houstonians Do Their “Patriotic Duty,” Vote Down Traffic Cameras (KUHF/Transpo Nation) Five Out of Six Experts Say Yes to a Gas Tax […]

Today’s Headlines

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Funding Rejected by GOP Governors Keeps Obama’s HSR Plans on Track (Hill) LaHood: Passage of Transportation Bill Critical to Job Creation (Journal Star) DOT Bans Use of Hand-Held Devices for Commercial Drivers (Landline) Reviving the Urbanized, Habitable Bridge (Next American City) Would Fewer But Heavier Trucks Be Safer and More Fuel Efficient? (FOX) The Hummer […]

California: Ground Zero in the High Speed Rail Wars

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On Thursday, the California High Speed Rail Authority accepted the resignation of Ogilvy Public Relations. The PR firm was about to get axed over accusations that it billed excessively while doing little to counter a tide of anti-rail propaganda. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, at the Rosemead Community Recreation Center, east of Los Angeles, the Authority displayed […]

Today’s Headlines

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In Absence of Robust Funding, White House Renews Push For Infrastructure Bank (Transpo Nation) HSR Proponents Fear Proposed Restrictions Would Spell Doom For Rail in San Francisco (Examiner) Michael Dukakis: Raise the Gas Tax, Invest in Transportation (JOC) Trafficwise, There’s Not Much Difference Between Seattle’s Proposed Tunnel and an Earthquake (Slog) Bicycles Can Be Liberating, […]