Today’s Headlines

  • CA Governor Still Budgeting for HSR, Proposes New Agency (SacBee)
  • Carnegie Endowment: Time to Reassess Our National Transportation Program (Hill)
  • What Happened to the Rick Santorum Who Supported Amtrak as a Senator? (Politico)
  • Houston Making Baby Steps Toward Bike-share (TransNat)
  • Private Group, USDOT May Fund Scaled-Back Light Rail in Detroit (TransportPolitic)
  • Georgia State Representative Urges Support for Penny Transportation Tax (WMAZ)
  • Serious Potential of Paved Parking Lots as Public Spaces (NYT)
  • Indiana DOT Planning to Build 28 New Roundabouts – State Only Has Three Now (Trib)
  • Schumer Continues Push for Commuter Tax Extension (Hill)
  • Delicious Collects a Stack of Transportation Infographics
  • And a Tip of the Hat to the Infrastructurist After a Fine Three-Year Run

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Today’s Headlines

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House Votes For Formulas, Against Strategic Spending (Hill) Senate Conference Proposal Includes Aid For Gulf States (The Advocate) Uncertainty Lingers Around Detroit Light Rail (Detroit News) Three Tax Reforms For Better Cities (Strong Towns) Arts, Affordable Housing, and Unaffordable Parking: Three Swords Against Sprawl (The Spec) Wendell Cox Is Wrong That Sprawl Can Make For […]

Today’s Headlines

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Oil Now Seeping From Four Places at Deep Horizon Site (Washington Post) It’s Crunch Time for Climate Bill Provisions; Let the Haggling Begin (CQPolitics, NYTimes) A Bipartisan Call for Transportation Funding (Politico) Gov. Rendell Calls for Tax Hikes to Fund Transportation Projects (Post-Gazette) Big Three Push for Lenient Fuel Efficiency Standards (The Hill) Airports Embrace […]

Maryland on the Verge of a Fix for Transportation Funding Woes

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Maryland is one of a growing number of U.S. states that’s found itself in a tough spot when it comes to transportation funding. The state blew through its transportation funds when it built a big highway project called the Intercounty Connector. Now, the state has so little money left that unless something changes, it won’t be […]

Would the New Senate Fuel Tax Deal a Death Blow to the Transport Bill?

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Eight Democrats yesterday joined nearly the entire transportation universe, from road-builders to transit advocates, to warn the three Senate authors of a new climate bill against raising gas taxes without using the money for infrastructure. Their message, translated from the often impenetrable language of Washington: Imposing new fuel fees that are not routed to transport […]

Today’s Headlines

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As Congress Dickers, States Brace for Loss of Transpo Funds (WaPo) Foxx Gets Credit for Helping Obama Develop Transportation Bill (The Hill)] Blumenauer Talks Gas Tax With WaPo Gabe Klein: Think Big Picture With Transit-Oriented Development (CityLab) New Seattle Transpo Chief Comes with Chicago, D.C. Experience (Crosscut) Conservative Group Questions Whether There IS a Funding Crisis […]