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Things are about to get crazy in the transportation arena here in D.C.

Some would say things are already pretty crazy. But just wait: We’ve got a monumental fight over the debt ceiling coming up and with it, a Republican push for massive budget cuts that will make the last round look like a mere trim. Then – boom – transportation bill proposals. The House and Senate can’t keep us waiting forever. June is going to be one busy month for transportation.

Streetsblog has been there each step of the way and will continue to bring you up-to-the-minute news of the developments on Capitol Hill, emerging trends, stories from the states, and more. I can’t tell you how often I meet transportation professionals, Hill staffers, urban planners, academics, agency officials and other reporters who tell me they read Streetsblog Capitol Hill every day.

Our reporting keeps people around the country connected to developments and personalities in Washington, so that they can influence national policy and be prepared for the ways national policy will affect them. It keeps us going to know that Streetsblog is the publication of record for people who follow the Capitol Hill transportation beat.

But we can’t do it without your help. We’re proud that our reporting is free and available to everyone, not kept behind a high-priced paywall like so many others. Will you help us keep it that way?

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Before the end of June, we hope to raise $10,000 to give Streetsblog Capitol Hill an extra jolt of reporting power. The next four months are going to be a busy time, leading up to the September 30 expiration of the current transportation extension – and whatever Congress does to keep the lights on after that. Looking ahead a little further, reader support is critical to the long-term future of Streetsblog’s national coverage. If you depend on Streetsblog to keep you informed, bringing you not just the news of the day but the context, analysis and commentary to go with it, please donate whatever amount that coverage is worth to you.

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We won’t go on – you know what we’ve done because you’ve read all these stories. Thanks for all you do to build sustainable cities. Please help us build a sustainable Streetsblog, too.

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All the best,
Tanya