Today’s Headlines

  • Americans Are Driving Less. Our Public Policy Should Reflect That (HuffPo)
  • MD Republicans Want to Fund Rural Roads, Not Urban Transit (Baltimore Sun)
  • If Better Infrastructure, Safety, and Air Quality Are Worth Having, They’re Worth Paying For (Times News)
  • NYC Bike-Share Goes For Gold (Streetsblog NYC)
  • Why Does Mica Love TIFIA and Hate the Infrastructure Bank? (Transpo Nation)
  • Next Week, 15 Cities Urge Congress: “Don’t X Out Transportation” (T4America)
  • To Fund Jobs Plan, Obama Revives Idea of Repealing Oil and Gas Subsidies (Climate Progress)
  • Obama’s Got the Right Idea on Jobs — But We Don’t Need Ideas, We Need Money (Brookings)
  • GOP Rep’s Parody of a Jobs Bill Cuts Corporate Tax to Zero (The Hill)
  • New Orleans, Santa Fe, Omaha and 8 Other Cities Named Bicycle-Friendly Communities (Bike League)
  • We Miss You, John Wanamaker (RPUS)
  • Buffalo Goes Sustainable (Buffalo Rising)

 

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