Today’s Headlines

  • Democrats Introduce Bill to Create National Infrastructure Bank (Hill)
  • Senator Feinstein Pessimistic on Passage of President’s Jobs Package (LATimes)
  • Boxer Challenges Mica on New Highway Funding Bill (Hill)
  • It’s Time to Raise California’s Gas Tax (LATimes)
  • Michigan Governor Makes Case for Extensive Transportation Changes (MLiveDFP)
  • Will Transit Cuts Hasten the Biking Boom? (BikePortland)
  • Massachusetts Politicians Struggle to Find Most Equitable Way to Fund Transit (Commonwealth)
  • Will Chicago’s Pedestrian Safety Mannequins Make a Difference? (HuffPo)
  • Fast-Tracked Los Angeles Light Rail Project Hit With Lawsuit (SacBee)
  • Florida Activists Launch Website Detailing “Price of Sprawl” by County (FL Independent)
  • Seattle Mayor Hosts Road Safety Summit, “Not Just About Bikes” (MyNW)

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House Transportation Bill Headed for a Cliff (Hill) New York Republicans May Defect on Transportation Bill (TransNat) Congress Considers Federal Oversight of Subways (WaPo) Some GOP Trying to Delay Mandated Rail Safety Technology (LATimes) Grist Recaps the Bad News for a Shockingly Terrible Transportation Bill How and Why to Start Your Own Hybrid Rental Car […]

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Congress in Recess But Chamber of Commerce Still Campaigning for Transportation (Hill) The Transit Tax Break, Victim of Partisan Gridlock (TranspoNation, Telegram) Congress “Bumper-to-Bumper” on a Transportation Bill (Austin Statesman) Tracing Politicians’ Positions on Transportation Funding to Campaign Contributions (MoneyLight) Medical Researcher Wants to Remind Policymakers: Transportation Is a Health Issue (UTSD) The New ‘Arms Race’ […]

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Iowa-Centric Candidates Ignoring Urban Issues (Salon) and Transportation (Politico) Are More Temporary Extensions of Transportation Bills Inevitable? (National Journal) Romney’s Last Words Before Caucus Were Railing Against Amtrak (TranspoNation) Republican Presidential Candidates Weren’t Always Anti-HSR (NYTimes) Missouri’s Refusal to Adopt New Safety Standards Could Cut Them Off From Highway Fund (KCStar) Sprawl Is Costing Florida […]

House and Senate Split on Approach to Obama’s Transit Safety Plan

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After a year marked by discord between the House and Senate over the timing of the next federal transportation bill, another split emerged yesterday over the timetable for taking up the Obama administration’s plan for federal involvement in transit safety oversight. Rep. John Mica (R-FL) opposes the White House safety plan, but he also wants […]

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Lobbyists in a Frenzy as Transpo Bill Takes Shape in Congress (AP) Bill a “Rare Moment of Bipartisan Glee,” But It Still Dodged the Gas Tax (WaPo) Union Presses to Save Northeast Transit Funds (The Hill) Feds Want “Fire Lit” for DC Metro Safety (WTOP) New Study Will Look at Environmental Impacts of Uber and Lyft […]

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Obama Won’t Veto the House’s Extension Even With Senate Just Days From Passing 6-Year Bill (The Hill) Pairing Transpo Funding With Immigration Will Somehow Make It Less Controversial? (Roll Call) Congress At a Loss, Now Considering Raiding Federal Workers’ Retirement (The Hill, WaPo) Dems Say Commerce Committee’s Bill Section Rolls Back Safety (Reuters) Fast Ferries Could Be a New Option For DC’s […]