Today’s Headlines

  • Mica Flip-Flopped on Transportation Spending Levels (Transpo Nation)
  • House Republicans Hope to Slash Bike and Pedestrian Funds (T4America)
  • Now Is Really Not the Time to Slash Transportation Funding (Yglesias)
  • Lobbyists Push for Booze-Sniffing Devices in Next Authorization Bill (WT)
  • Forget Area 51: What’s Going on with All the Parking at the Capitol? (WCP)
  • Carmageddon LA: Wider Roads Could Mean More Traffic Congestion (NPR)
  • Listen Up: Hybrids Likely to Get Louder for the Sake of Pedestrians (TPM)
  • California High-Speed Rail Group Takes Flack (Sacbee)
  • Empty Weekend Subway Cars a Thing of the Past in New York City (NYT)
  • Michigan Planner Has Too Much Time on His Hands (Daily Wh.at)

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Questioning Obama's Transpo Legacy as Fresno County Sprawls

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By introducing new initiatives like the TIGER grant program, the Obama administration has been signaling that the car-is-king, slash-and-burn mentality that has dominated transportation policy since Eisenhower is coming to a close. At the same time, however, the situation on the ground looks awfully familiar in much of America. As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie […]

Questioning Obama’s Transpo Legacy as Fresno County Sprawls

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By introducing new initiatives like the TIGER grant program, the Obama administration has been signaling that the car-is-king, slash-and-burn mentality that has dominated transportation policy since Eisenhower is coming to a close. At the same time, however, the situation on the ground looks awfully familiar in much of America. As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie […]

Tucson Region Poised to Slash Bike/Ped Funding

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Disappointing news from America’s hottest, driest bike city: Regional planners in Tucson are poised to take an axe to an important pot of money for bike and pedestrian improvements, even while they maintain spending on much more expensive road widenings. Michael McKisson at Network blog Bicycle Tucson reports on how Tucson’s Regional Transportation Authority is dealing with […]

Tucson Region Poised to Slash Bike/Ped Funding

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Disappointing news from America’s hottest, driest bike city: Regional planners in Tucson are poised to take an axe to an important pot of money for bike and pedestrian improvements, even while they maintain spending on much more expensive road widenings. Michael McKisson at Network blog Bicycle Tucson reports on how Tucson’s Regional Transportation Authority is dealing with […]

Will DOT’s New Freight Council Focus on More Than Trucks?

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On Thursday, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced the creation of a new Freight Policy Council, which is charged with coming up with a freight strategic plan. This is a first step toward a sorely lacking national plan around freight. The movement of goods accounts for about a quarter of all transportation-related emissions. Every American is […]