Today’s Headlines

  • Largest-Ever Federal Rail Loan Helps Amtrak Buy 70 Locomotives (JOC)
  • Beijing-to-Shanghai HSR Line Debuts Today (AFP)
  • FL Transpo Chief: If We Build Transit, How Will We Afford to Keep Building Roads? (Transpo Nation)
  • LaHood Backs Off Push For 56.2 MPH Fuel Standard (Detroit Free Press)
  • Labor Is Coming Up With Its Own Money to Fuel Building Projects (Bloomberg)
  • How to Write a Successful Sustainable Communities Grant, in 5 Simple Steps (Reconnecting America)
  • Tysons Corner a Model of Suburban Retrofitting? Some Developers Haven’t Gotten the Memo (GGW)
  • Recession Hits Transit Budgets Despite Rising Need (Daily Citizen)
  • Detroit Takes Important Step Away From Autocentrism, Selects Light Rail Route (Detroit News)
  • A Successful Bike-Transit Mix Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (BikePortland)
  • If We Can’t Sell U.S. Cars Here, Let’s Sell Them in Poor, War-Torn Countries (The Hill)

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Rep. Denham Vows to Keep Blocking California Bullet Train (The Hill) LaHood Heading to Detroit for Light-Rail Announcement  (Detroit Free Press, AP) In D.C., LaHood Says “Things Look Good” for Silver Line Loan (Transpo Nation) More Gas Tax Talk As States Grapple With Budget Woes: PA, MI, NH, WY… Kansas City to Vote Today on Moving Funds to Multi-Modal […]

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WaPo Talks to LaHood About DOT’s Turnaround States Must Address Transpo Funding Shortfalls in 2013 (Governing) Feds Sign Commitment to Hawaii’s “Train of the Future” (HuffPo, Star Advertiser) Washington Governor Wants Fuel Tax to Pay for School Buses (Transpo Nation, Seattle Times) Is Maine Shortchanging Urban Areas? (Bangor Daily News) Chicago-to-St. Louis High-Speed Rail Passes […]

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Road Builder Group Wants Transpo Plank in Party Platforms (The Hill) LaHood: Bike/Ped Activists Need to Raise a Ruckus to Make States Fund Projects (Transpo Nation) Can We Finally Move on to Talking About a Road User Fee? (National Journal) States Are Thinking About VMT Fees Too (CivSource) Alabama Puzzles Out What the Bill’s Changes […]

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Obama to Unveil Six-Year, $478M Transpo Bill Today (Detroit News) Roll Call Compares the Numbers to Other Transpo Bills in the Ether 12 States Might Increase Gas Taxes This Year (Tax Justice Blog) As Rail Costs Balloon, Honolulu Leaders Plan Trip to DC (AP) 10 Years in the Making, FasTracks is Transforming Denver (Denver Post) Was […]

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16 Big Transit Projects That Would Be Toast Under Trump’s Budget (WaPo) Cuts Could Imperil Seattle Rail, Gateway Project, DC Metro (Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Washingtonian) How Cities Would Feel the Budget Pain (Curbed) Long-Distance Amtrak Routes Under Threat (Progressive Railroading) Trump Also Wants to Slash Transpo Funding in Rural Areas That Supported Him (Charlotte Observer) The Rail Line […]

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High-Speed Rail Brawl Spills Onto House Floor (Politico); LaHood to Testify (C-SPAN) Also: LaHood Talks to Obama About Sticking Around (Politico) Senate Committee Looks at Hurricane Damage to Transpo Systems (Transpo Nation, C-SPAN) Mica Bids Goodbye to Chairmanship (The Hill) Worker Rights Issues Tie Up Vote on Detroit Transit Authority (MLive) Massachusetts Transpo “at a […]