Today’s Headlines

  • Break the High Gas Price Cycle on This Bike to Work Day (LAB, AP)
  • Bikes: A Missing Piece of the Energy Puzzle (BikePortland)
  • Transpo Groups to Senators: Slashing Services Has Consequences (AHN)
  • Will Rick Scott Kill Another High-Speed Rail Line in Florida? (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Biden, Salazar Make the Case for Clean Energy  (Politico, The Hill)
  • High-Speed Rail Corridors Can Carry Electricity Too (Miller-McCune)
  • International Energy Agency Calls for a Boost in Oil Production to Lower Prices (NYT)
  • Study: Active Transportation a Boon for Health (Transportation Nation)
  • Is New York City Dense Enough? (Grist)

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Any Path Toward North American Energy Independence Depends on “Extreme Energy” (Grist) VA, IA Governors Plan to Raise Transportation Revenue at the Expense of Schools, Police (CTJ) An Argument For the Prop 1 Sales Tax Hike for Transit in Pierce County, WA (Bellingham Herald) How Can a Community Solve Its “Last Mile” Problem Outside Park-n-Ride […]

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Who Will Chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee? (The Hill) No Need to Worry About Climate Change, Says Illinois Rep. John Shimkus (Politico) Even Fox Wonders Why America Has Been Left So Far Behind on High-Speed Rail (Fox Business News) Truckers’ Take on Local Election Results: Little Appetite for Transportation Initiatives. Really? (Land Line) […]

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Future Is Still Uncertain For CA High-Speed Rail (AP, Transport Politic) High-Speed Rail Will Also Create Induced Demand (Atlantic Cities) Mr. Straphanger Says LA’s Transit Star Is Rising (LAT) Was the TIFIA Expansion Handled Wisely? (National Journal) Save the Partnership For Sustainable Communities! (Next American City) Time to Wean Ourselves Off the Outdated Gas Tax […]

House Bill Makes Connection Between Transit Funding and Gas Price Relief

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Here’s an alternative to the "Drill Now!" mantra that doesn’t involve ethanol subsidies or depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Earlier this month, Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced the Transportation and Housing Choices for Gas Price Relief Act [PDF]. Blumenauer’s hometown paper, The Oregonian, calls the measure a "smart bill": The key word in that title is […]

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In Sprawling Atlanta, Pols Call for Better Transit, Bike Infrastructure, and More (AJC) Does Obama Have the Chutzpah to Push for Infrastructure? (The Transport Politic) Gas Prices Rising But Still a Bargain (ABC, Flowing Data) Can a New Light Rail Line Help Unite the Divided City of Jerusalem? (Transpo Nation) A Mere Sliver of the Federal […]

Amtrak Hits a Train Speed Milestone in the Midwest

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About three and a half years after President Obama made an $8 billion push for high-speed rail in the stimulus bill, the states that put the funding to good use are starting to see results. Trains are now traveling at speeds greater than 100 miles per hour in the Midwest. That’s progress. Last week, a […]