Today’s Headlines

  • Cities Struggle as U.S. Cuts Block Grants Program (NYT)
  • Secretary LaHood Steers Clear of Hands-Free Phone Debate (Hill)
  • LaHood, Salazar Tout TIGER Improvements to St. Louis Arch Area (St. Louis Beacon)
  • Maryland to Offer Preferential Funding for Smart Growth (Transpo Nation)
  • Alan Kandel at California Progress Report Offers HSR Resolutions for 2012
  • Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Bike Ban Case (Cyclelicious)
  • Detroit Is In Underdrive,” Says Richard Layman at Rebuilding Place in Urban Space
  • Iowa’s Gov. Barnstad: Gas Tax Will Rise, But Not Right Now (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
  • Video: Mitt Romney Talks About Infrastructure Some More (YouTube)

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LaHood to Stick Around (Bloomberg) Grist: It’s Congress, Not Obama, That Has Real Power with Climate Change Barbara Boxer Sees Carbon Tax as Viable (SF Chron) Amtrak Shifts Some Costs to States (WSJ) California’s High-Speed Rail Doesn’t Need Cash From Feds Just Yet (Politico) Report: D.C.-Area Public Wants Better Transpo, But Is Reluctant to Pay […]

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LaHood Predicts a Short-Term Stop Gap Instead of a New Bill September 30 (National Journal) Nate Silver Warns Democrats Could Lose the Senate This Year (538, Slate) Driver of Derailed Chicago Train Was “Extremely Tired” From Too Much Overtime (ABC) America’s First 32 High-Speed Rail Cars Will Be Built By Siemens and Cummins (DW) Raleigh […]

Amtrak Hits a Train Speed Milestone in the Midwest

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About three and a half years after President Obama made an $8 billion push for high-speed rail in the stimulus bill, the states that put the funding to good use are starting to see results. Trains are now traveling at speeds greater than 100 miles per hour in the Midwest. That’s progress. Last week, a […]

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Remember that $932 million in earmarked transport funding that Oberstar demanded be reapportioned to avoid giving four states most of the benefit? His efforts have run into a big Senate obstacle: the Democratic whip (Crain’s) St. Louis-area columnist ask how LaHood can call for bikes to be on equal footing with other modes of transport […]

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Looking for a Silver Lining to the Demise of ARC Tunnel (Transport Politic) In Grist Interview, LaHood Recalls His Walkable, Bikeable Childhood and Talks Politics Bike-Sharing Makes the Most Efficient Form of Transportation Even More Efficient (City Fix) So Congrats to San Francisco on Your New Bike Share Plan (Streetsblog SF, SF Gate) New ATU Chief […]

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Battle Over Transportation Funding on Capitol Hill Targets People Who Walk, Bicycle (WaPo) GOP Pitching a Long-Term Transportation Bill as Jobs Creator (AP) Bike-Share So Popular in Mexico City, New Members Must Wait Six Weeks (USA Today) Virginia DOT Completes Plan to Consider Bicycles in Transportation Policies (WaPo) LaHood Announces $75 Million Boost for Boston’s […]