Today’s Headlines

  • GOP Eager to Drill in Alaska to Fund Highway Bill (Hill)
  • Rail Supporters Celebrate Rare Victory as House Retreats on Amtrak Privatization (Hill)
  • California Considers Raising Gas Tax (ABCLocal)
  • California HSR Hit With Legal Setback (Palo Alto Online)
  • In the UK, More Politicians Questioning Cost of HSR (DailyMail)
  • What ‘The Genius of Place’ Can Teach Us About Development (Atlantic)
  • Houston to Require Businesses to Provide Bike Parking (Transportation Nation)
  • Boulder Wants to Set Speed Limit on Bicycles (DenverChannel)
  • Profile: How the Twin Cities are Getting More People on Bicycles (BikeLeague)
  • Pensacola, Florida Getting Serious About Safety for Kids Who Walk, Bike (PNJ)

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See Who Voted to Quash Sen. Paul’s Anti-Bicycle/Pedestrian Amendment (Bike League) Senate Vote Preserves Critical Transpo Funding, But Not Much for HSR  (T4A, Transportation Nation) Who Is Lobbying DC’s Top Transportation Congressmen? (Transportation Nation) Public Transit Lobby Gets New Chief (Hill) Plan for HSR More Realistic, Much More Pricey (SFGate) FL Gov. Says HSR Cost Overruns in […]

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White House Says They Have Ace Up Their Sleeve to Avoid Government Shutdown (The Hill) Amid Middle East Revolutions, Gas Prices Jump (USA Today) First Virginia, Then Capitol Hill? State Senate Votes Down Anti-Livability Measures (GGW) Transportation Reformers Brainstorm Solutions to the Infrastructure Crisis (Infrastructurist) Transit Champions Ray LaHood and Martin O’Malley Celebrate Highway Opening […]

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House’s 5-year Trans. Bill Won’t Be Unveiled Today After All, Maybe Tuesday (Politico) House Bill Threatens to Eliminate Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding (BikeLeague) Ray LaHood (Politico), Barbara Boxer (Hill) Praise Progress on Senate Bill Editorial: Bike Commuting Is Already Rolling, Even In Houston (Chronicle) Could Bicycle Highway Replace Planned Oregon Transit Line? (BikePortland) Mass Transit […]

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Amtrak CEO Says GOP Privatization Plan Would Be the End of Amtrak (The Hill) Without More Federal Funds, DC Metro Chief Warns of Possible Safety Backslide (WaPo) OPEC Says Oil Prices Won’t Return to 2008 Highs (Land Line) Republican Senator Wants to Eliminate Tax Breaks For Energy Companies (WaPo) What’s an Energy Master Plan Without […]

Video: LaHood Answers Questions About Bike Lanes, Fuel Economy, and HSR

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It’s no fireside chat, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been doing a series of video “dialogues” with people who submit questions online. Today’s installment is all about livability: one person asks what USDOT is doing to improve and expand bicycle infrastructure, another expresses excitement about high-speed rail expansion and asks about LaHood’s personal transportation […]

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After 20 Years of Talk, Could the Infrastructure Bank Idea Finally Become Reality? (TNR) FHWA Releases List of Bicycle Facilities Included in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices HSR Designation Allows Amtrak to Improve Connectivity on Nation’s Densest Corridor (CivSource) LaTourette: Some Lawmakers Don’t Really Know What an Earmark Is, Let’s Revisit Ban (The Hill) […]