Today’s Headlines

  • Miles Driven on US Roads Fall to Lowest Levels Since 2003 (USA Today)
  • Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Pass Infrastructure Legislation (BusinessWeek)
  • Rep. Hoyer Pushes Back on GOP Highway Bill Claims (Hill)
  • Events Across the Country Bring Sense of Urgency to Bridge Repair (T4A)
  • MD Commission Urges Increasing Gas Tax, Other Fees to Fund Transpo Projects (Baltimore SunWaPo)
  • Michigan Governor to Propose Dropping Gas Tax for New Tax on Wholesale Fuel Prices (Wilx)
  • Governor Looks to Bus Rapid Transit to Connect Metro-Detroit (DFP)
  • VA Weakens Road Connection Standards for People Who Walk, Bike, Take Transit (GGW)
  • Athenians Take to Bicycles to Ride Out Crisis (NPR)
  • ‘Gimme 3 Feet’ Law Passes in Mobile, Alabama (Press-Register)
  • Meet Dezy Walls and His 300lb PianoBike (BikePortland)

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Oh, the lengths governors around the country will go to in order to avoid raising the gas tax. Recently we’ve seen Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell propose eliminating his state’s gas tax and replacing it with a sales tax, while Deval Patrick in Massachusetts went the more moderate but still disappointing route of calling for an income tax hike to pay […]

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Oh, the lengths governors around the country will go to in order to avoid raising the gas tax. Recently we’ve seen Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell propose eliminating his state’s gas tax and replacing it with a sales tax, while Deval Patrick in Massachusetts went the more moderate but still disappointing route of calling for an income tax hike to pay […]