Today’s Headlines

  • House Appropriators Prepare to Vote on Smaller Transpo Allocation Than Obama Wanted (The Hill)
  • Back-to-Congress Primer on the Transportation Bill Debate (Reuters)
  • To Lower the Deficit, Cantor Targets Bike-Share But Should Raise the Gas Tax (GGW)
  • How An Infrastructure Bank Could Help Create Jobs (CNNMoney)
  • 9/11 Changed Transportation Forever (And Made It More Expensive) (Baltimore Sun)
  • The Genius Behind Michele Bachmann’s Promise of $2 Gas (Atlantic)
  • Pay-As-You-Drive Car Insurance Debuts in California (Stateline)
  • Support Grows in Maryland for a Higher Gas Tax — Spend It On MARC Service Improvements (GGW)
  • Houston-Dallas, Minneapolis-Duluth HSR Comes Into Focus (Cmty Impact, Northlands News)
  • University of Tennessee Pioneers E-Bike Share (Local 8 News)
  • Why Don’t We Cheer Taxis As Much As Car-Sharing? (Yglesias)
  • A Conservative Argument For Smart Growth Legislation (Public CEO)
  • Fuel Efficient Cars Won’t Help If Sprawl and Urbanization Trends Continue (Yale Daily News)

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T-SPLOST Defeat: Not Necessarily a Bellwether (The Hill, Transportation for America) Chicago Plans 33 Miles of Bike Lanes This Year (HuffPo) “Walk Appeal” Might Be More Useful Than “Walk Score” (Atlantic Cities) Feds Using More Cars… But They’re Fuel Efficient (WaPo) Memphis City Council Puts Gas Tax on Ballot (Daily News) Mercury News: Only “Declinists” […]

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Presidential “Maybe” Rick Perry Lobbies Against Federal Money For HSR, Amtrak (Texas Tribune) Scott Brown Slammed For Rejecting Gas Tax Hike Amid D.C. Paralysis on Reauthorization (Boston Herald) China Stops Train Car Production, Orders Trains to Slow Down (Business Insider) CA High-Speed Rail Goes to Court as Cost Projections Rise (BizJournals, Palo Alto Online) Four […]

Washington State Considering a “Symbolic” Tax on Bicycles

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In the last few months, we’ve seen all sorts of proposals from states trying to keep their transportation budgets solvent. But here’s a new one — the pointless bike tax. Lawmakers in Washington state have proposed a $10 billion transportation spending package that will raise gas taxes and vehicle registration fees. In addition, the draft […]

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Who Are This Year’s “Champions of Change” in Transportation? (NRDC Switchboard, Fast Lane) Details on Charlotte, NC Streetcar in Flux As Foxx Heads to D.C. (Charlotte Biz Journal) Why One California Bus System is Considering Lower Fares (GOOD) Bike League¬†Infographic: How Do You Rate “Bike-Friendliness”? D.C.’s Circulator Buses Will See Expansion, But With Increased Fares […]

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Redevelopment Around Cleveland’s Healthline BRT Proving Skeptics Wrong (NYT) Some States Propose Gas Tax Increase, NC Wants to Lower It (Landline) Study: Majority of Washington State Residents Support More Money for Transportation (Publicola) Helmet Share Helps Expand Bike Share Programs (TreeHugger) New Jersey Aims to Increase Transit Use to Special Events in New Bill (Paramus […]

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Gang of Six Debt Plan Would Stabilize Highway Trust Fund, Not Change Gas Tax (Politico, AJC) Study: Young People Want Bike, Pedestrian, and Transit Options (Transpo Nation) Should the Dulles Metro Station Be Under or Above Ground? (Wash Times) Florida SunRail Gets Official Go-Ahead to Build (News-Journal) One-Hundred-Thirty-Two More Reasons to Ditch the Car (Public […]