Today’s Headlines

  • Reid: It’s Time to Focus on Transportation (Reuters)
  • Obama: FAA Stalemate a “Self-Inflicted Wound” (Politico)
  • Mass. Highway Official Ousted for Big Dig Remarks (AP)
  • Pennsylvania Panel Pitches Transportation Funding Ideas (Land Line)
  • High Line Inspires Trestle-to-Park Projects in Other Cities (NYT)
  • Sprawl Helping Fuel Devastating Fires in the West (CNBC)
  • Here’s Something You’ll Never See in the States (Grist)
  • How Can We Make Lobbying More Transparent? (Miller-McCune)
  • Portland Pushes for Bike Share System (BikePortland)

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Oil Prices Soar on Libyan Turmoil (ABC, NYT) Meanwhile, Geithner Says Economy Can Handle Spike (The Hill) Tom Friedman: Bring on a $1 Per Gallon Gas Tax (NYT) NRDC Ranks “Smartest” Cities for Transportation (Grist) New Report: A Primer on the Federal Transportation Program (T4America) Honolulu Breaks Ground on Commuter Rail Line (Bloomberg) Highway Trust […]

Maryland on the Verge of a Fix for Transportation Funding Woes

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Maryland is one of a growing number of U.S. states that’s found itself in a tough spot when it comes to transportation funding. The state blew through its transportation funds when it built a big highway project called the Intercounty Connector. Now, the state has so little money left that unless something changes, it won’t be […]

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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) […]

Today’s Headlines

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Battle Over Transportation Funding on Capitol Hill Targets People Who Walk, Bicycle (WaPo) GOP Pitching a Long-Term Transportation Bill as Jobs Creator (AP) Bike-Share So Popular in Mexico City, New Members Must Wait Six Weeks (USA Today) Virginia DOT Completes Plan to Consider Bicycles in Transportation Policies (WaPo) LaHood Announces $75 Million Boost for Boston’s […]

Trump Picks Road Industry Lobbyist to Lead Transportation Transition

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So much for “draining the swamp.” Under Donald Trump, it looks like the White House and Congress will be more infested with lobbyists than ever. In a story about the lobbying bonanza that will accompany unified GOP control of Washington, the New York Times reports that Trump has picked Martin Whitmer to head his “transportation and infrastructure” […]