Today’s Headlines

  • MO Sen. McCaskill Wants to Redirect Afghanistan Infrastructure Aid to U.S. (HuffPo)
  • Mica: Drilling Is a “Band-Aid” Funding Solution, Search For Money Factored Into Bill Delay (WaPo)
  • Unions Reach Accord After Top Lawmakers Move to Block Rail Strike (BloombergThe Hill)
  • House Transpo Chair Mica Could Lose His Seat in Redistricting (Transpo Nation)
  • St. Louis; Albuquerque; El Paso; Howard, SD and Normal, IL Win For Smart Growth (EPAAtlantic Cities)
  • Food Distributors Worry About Potential Impact of Trucker Hour Changes (The Packer)
  • Off-Peak Travel and Transit Loyalty Programs: Ideas From the Experts (BusinessWeek)
  • Profiling the Car-Free As Auto Ownership Drops in Ocala, Florida (Ocala.com)
  • Cycling Up, Crashes Down in Chicago (Medill Reports)
  • Late November Deadly For Pedestrians, Newly Dark PM Rush Hour Blamed (Global Toronto)
  • Pure Air and the Devil: A Brief History of Women and Bicycles (Smithsonian)

 

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Hours After Election, Mica Suggests Dialing Back High Speed Rail, Even in His Home State (WaPo) Transportation Lobbyists Will “Work With the Winners” (Finance & Commerce) What’s on Congress’s To-Do List for the Lame Duck? All This Plus Transpo (AP) What Tuesday’s Election Results Mean for Transportation (Transport Politic) …And What They Mean for Bike […]

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How Should Obama Set the Tone for DOT? (Bloomberg) Massachusetts Governor Backs “Compact Neighborhoods” (Boston Globe) Staff Director for House Transpo Committee Heads Out (Politico) What Will Mica Do in January? (Orlando Sentinel, Hill) The Engineering Is Tricky for California Bullet Train (AP) Amtrak, PennDOT Team Up for Train Campaign (Patch) Washington State Wants Input […]

Mica: Transpo Bill Lasts Through September 2014

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I was not expecting this: Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL) just released a statement saying “the tentative agreement establishes federal highway, transit and highway safety policy and keeps programs at current funding levels through the end of fiscal year 2014.” That’s a full year longer than the Senate bill allowed for. This will no doubt please […]

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Boxer and Mica Among Transpo Bill “Winners,” But Jury Still Out on Boehner (Hill) Congressman-Cyclist Earl Blumenauer Considers Transpo Bill a Call to Arms (BikePortland) Secretary LaHood Just Grateful That Congress Passed Any Bill at All (Hill) Transpo Bill Compromise, While Necessary, Isn’t Progress (Next Am. City) …And That Means States Have to Pick Up […]

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Shuster Seeks to Head Transpo Committee, Even If Mica Wants to Stick Around (Hill, Nat’l Journal) Whoever It Is, the Next Chair Faces Transpo Funding Quandary (Bloomberg) Center for Transportation Excellence Offers Rundown of Transpo Ballot Measures Transit Advocates Claim 70 Percent Success Rate on Election Day (Hill) The Shifting Transportation Needs of Baby Boomers (AP) […]

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Shuster May Be Less Partisan Than Mica as Transpo Chair (Next American City) “Fiscal Cliff” Conversation Includes Mortgage Interest Deductions (WaPo) What Does Shuster’s Leadership Mean for Pennsylvania? (Record Herald) Detroit Transit Legislation Moves to the Hard Part (HuffPo) NJ Senator: Sandy Was “Largest Mass Transit Disaster in Our Nation’s History” (Transpo Nation) Grist: Chapter […]