Today’s Headlines

  • After Obama’s Speech, Mica Confirms Support For “One Additional” Transpo Extension (The Hill, T4A)
  • Here We Go Again: Obama Directs Agencies To Identify Shovel-Ready Projects (JOC, Sun-Times)
  • Fox Previews Gas Tax Fight With Misleading Comment About Obama’s Speech (WaPo)
  • Oil Drilling Is Up 60% Under Obama, But It Doesn’t Seem to Be Lowering Gas Prices (WaPo)
  • Denver Rail Gets $1 Billion in Federal Money, Still $2 Billion Short (ABC)
  • How the Tea Party Overreached With Local Effort to Remove Parking Meters (Mayor of Ventura)
  • And That’s Not All: Tea Party Also Targets Smart Growth, Planning Commissions (Grist)
  • Puerto Rico Presents a Case Study in Induced Automobile Demand (Yglesias)
  • Smart Growth Experts Brainstorm How to Handle Depopulated Exurbs (NY Academy of Sciences)

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Why Is Obama Dodging the Gas Tax Debate? (WaPo) Sen. Sessions “Stunned” by White House Rail Proposal (Transpo Nation) FAA Sees Steady Long-Term Growth for Airlines (USA Today) The Avenue Breaks Down Obama’s 2012 Budget House Transportation Committee Kicks Off Listening Tour in West Virginia (T4America) Should We Move Forward With an Infrastructure Bank?  (National […]

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Privatizing Amtrak Is Part of Romney‘s Plan to Control Spending (Mitt Romney) Romney Leads in New Poll (CBS) Utah Lawmakers Want to Eliminate Federal Gas Tax, Leave It to the States (Standard-Examiner) Despite Congressional Efforts to Kill It, Chicago-to-Detroit Rail Goes Full Steam Ahead (Business Wire) Repeated SAFETEA-LU Extensions Could Downgrade GARVEE Bonds (Business Wire) Fareed Zakaria Pushes Obama to […]

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At the end of March, representatives Henry Waxman and Ed Markey introduced an ambitious federal climate bill. This is the real deal — the legislative centerpiece of President Obama’s effort to combat global warming. Transportation contributes about a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., so any climate bill will have to green […]

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Defunct Senate Energy Bill Gang Considers Return (The Hill) Rep. McCarthy Denounces California’s HSR Plan (McClatchy) 11th Annual Bike Summit Kicks Off in Washington (BikePortland) Poll: 63 Percent of Young People Admit to Distracted Driving (WaPo) Get Ready: $4/Gal. Gas on the Way for California (SFGate) Bike Lane Battles Continue in New York City (Transpo Nation) […]

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Unions Urge Obama to Hire Defender of Transportation Funding (The Hill) LaHood’s Private Sector Prospects (WaPo) Transit Bill Makes Headway in Indiana (Fox59) How Does Urbanism Fit Into the American Dream? (GGW) Plan to Axe the Gas Tax Moves Forward in Virginia (Examiner) Meanwhile, Talk of Gas Tax Hikes for Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wyoming Study: The Happiest Commuters […]

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How Will Congress Respond to “Fix It First” Plan? (T4America) … And How Serious Is Obama About It? (Transpo Issues Daily) Is Obama’s Infrastructure Plan Mission Impossible? (Daily Star) Bill Fulton: Smart Growth Actually Makes Sense for Conservatives (CP&DR) NYU Launches Institute Dedicated to Cities, Urban Issues (Next City) Vermont Governor Defends Gas Tax (WCAX) […]