Today’s Headlines

  • House to Vote on Bill that Expands Drilling to Pay for Infrastructure (Hill)
  • Highway Removals Are Hipper Than Ever (Atlantic Cities)
  • Last Year’s Storms Continue to Cost USDOT (TransNat)
  • Rails-to-Trails or Bikes-to-Rails? A New Concept Bike From Italy Rides Old Tracks (TreeHugger)
  • New Study Seeks to Quantify Health Benefits of Transportation (National Journal)
  • How Seattle Is Urging Drivers to Take the Toll Road (Transportation Gooru)
  • WA Governor Expected to Focus on Transportation Investment this Year (SeattleTimes)
  • NRDC Makes the Case for a Rail- and Transit-Oriented California
  • USDOT Supports SF BART Extension to San Jose to Tune of $2.3 Billion (Mercury)
  • Ron Paul: Look How Healthy I Am, Riding a Bike! (Cyclelicious)

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Mica Wants to Abandon Federal Commitment to Bike-Ped Funding

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A few final notes before we all head home for the weekend… Jonathan Maus at BikePortland just brought our attention to a recent comment we wish House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL) hadn’t made. As the Orlando Sentinel reported yesterday, Rep. Mica is making noises about “siphoning away” money for bike paths. The Sentinel says […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

TIGER III Is Grrrrrr-eat News for Transportation Agencies

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News about an upcoming TIGER III award program is beginning to leak out. The USDOT isn’t planning to release a solicitation for proposals until early summer, but the language in the recently-passed budget bill for this year gives some clues as to what we can expect. TIGER’s survival was one of the happiest surprises of […]

Today’s Headlines

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Roads Safer for Motorists, Increasingly Deadly for Pedestrians (USAToday) Despite Recent State-Imposed Bans, Texting While Driving On the Rise (WaPo) Blind Spots: USDOT Does Not Track Cost Overruns (Federal Times) Can Urban Transit Hub Revitalize New Jersey’s Cities? (NJSpotlight) HSR Aside, CA Has Major, ‘Quiet’ Transportation Problems (PublicCEO) San Francisco Transit Expanding to San Jose […]

Today’s Headlines

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Capital Bikeshare Explores Ways to Balance Out Bike Distribution, Seduces Alexandria (WaPo, TBD) USDOT Works to Improve Transportation Access to People With Disabilities (Fast Lane) You Can Either Have a Job or a House: Home Prices in Hot Job Markets Are Prohibitive (Yglesias) Key Senate Republican Jim Inhofe Predicts a Two-Year Bill, Splits With Boxer […]

LaHood: Rail-Trails Are the Best Health Care Program

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood became a darling of the bicycling advocacy community last year when he jumped up on a table at the National Bike Summit and affirmed his support for biking, later declaring “the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.” Now LaHood says that biking and walking is not only good transportation […]