Today’s Headlines

  • Schumer’s Bite-Sized Jobs Bill Includes Infrastructure Bank (Politico)
  • Transpo Leaders Will Have a Chance to Talk Through the Gridlock Friday (The Hill)
  • How Can Cities Keep Stadiums Vibrant During the Off Season? (Atlantic Cities)
  • Why High Oil Prices and Recessions Don’t Go Hand-in-Hand (Grist)
  • Is Congressional Dysfunction Worse Than Ever? (TPMDC)
  • Ohio Infrastructure Bank Could Be a Sign of Things to Come (Middletown Journal)
  • Streetcars Are Hot But Are Cities Building Them Right? (The Transport Politic)
  • Students Want Rail Link Between Tucson and Phoenix (Daily Wildcat)
  • With Gabe Klein in Charge, Cycling Rolls Forward in Chicago (HuffPo)
  • Meanwhile, CTA Lays Off 200 Transit Workers (NBC)

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Barbara Boxer Questions Need for Infrastructure Bank

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California Democrat Barbara Boxer, chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, expressed skepticism about one of the centerpieces of President Obama’s infrastructure plan today. As she tries to stave off an election challenge from the right, Boxer seems reluctant to embrace the creation of a national infrastructure bank to finance transportation projects. […]

Today’s Headlines

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To Understand the Debt Crisis, Just Look At Our Inability to Raise the Gas Tax (Infrastructurist) In Remarks on S&P Downgrade, Obama Again Pushes For Infrastructure Bank (JOC) Canada Struggles With Its Own Infrastructure Maintenance Backlog After Tunnel Collapse (CNews) Hand-Drawn Infographic Shows How Bike Touring Benefits Rural Economies (Path Less Pedaled) What’s the Role […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Obama Calls for Investment in Regional Intercity Rail

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We noted yesterday that Barack Obama has promised to direct more federal funds to bike-ped infrastructure if elected. Now comes word that the Illinois Senator is going public with his support for a regional rail network linking midwestern cities, an idea he had floated quietly during the Democratic primary campaign. In a major address on […]

Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Transportation and Cities?

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With Bernie Sanders pulling off a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, it’s time to take a closer look at his transportation policy platform. Two months ago, Clinton released a transportation platform that echoes a lot of the Obama administration’s agenda without including any ideas that might really upset the highway-centric status quo. Does Sanders […]

Today’s Headlines

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Spineless Congressional Democrats Want to Ally With Trump on Infrastructure (NYT) Trump Reportedly Considering Infrastructure Bank (WSJ) Why the Trump Infrastructure Plan Wouldn’t Actually Fix America’s Problems (Vox) Time: America’s Cities Are the Only Hope for Climate Action Senator Who Said Snowball Disproved Global Warming Out as Environment Committee Head (Grist) Larry Hogan Opens the Door to Sprawl, Undermines […]