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LaHood Warns Super Committee Failure Will Hit Transportation Programs (JOC) Does the User Pays Model Still Hold Up for Transportation? (National Journal) Connecticut to Get First Inter-City BRT (Transpo Nation) Fuel-Efficiency Targets Good for Americans, the Economy (Hill) New Questions About China’s HSR Crash (BBC) Small Non-Profit in Northern Montana Gives Rural Region North Central […]

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T4America: What Happens to Your State or City When Transportation Funds Run Out? Connecticut Pumps Up Development Along New Rail, Bus Lines (Hartford Courant) What Can U.S. Cities Learn from Tallin, Estonia’s Free Transit Experiment? (Gov Tech) Development, Streetcar Spur Tucson’s Downtown Growth (Inside Tucson Biz) Is Brain Chemistry Responsible for Car Dependency? (Atlantic Cities) […]

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Amtrak Becomes an Election Issue (HuffPo) John Mica Continues His “Holy Jihad” Against Amtrak Today Despite Record Ridership (Politico) Federal Government Doesn’t Think Urban Policy Is Its Bailiwick Anymore (Next American City) Gentrification Isn’t About Race, It’s About Attitude (Transportation Nation, Urban Times) Chicago’s Pedestrian Plan Is Still Too Car-Centric, Lacks Some Basic Information (Grid […]

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In Inaugural Speech, Obama Pledges Action on Cities, Infrastructure, Climate (Next City, Transpo Nation) Can Obama Really Do Anything on Climate Change? (WaPo) How DC’s Metro Handled the Inauguration Throngs: Intent (HuffPo) vs. Reality (AP) House Transportation Committee Gets to Work This Week (The Hill) On MLK Day, Reflecting on Transportation Apartheid (and What to […]

The Missed Opportunity For an Urban Stimulus: Mayors ‘Were Ignored’

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Two-thirds of America’s population, and more than three-quarters of its economic productivity, come from major cities. So why did the Obama administration’s economic stimulus law end up giving metropolitan areas the short end of the stick? Daniel Malloy, Democratic mayor of Stamford, CT (Photo: Bridgeport City Council) Harry Moroz of the Drum Major Institute attempts […]

One Reason Federal Funding Is So Important to Transit

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If you’ve been looking to Washington for a solution to the nation’s transportation funding problems, it looks like you’re going to be waiting a while. State after state has been hammering out funding increases for transportation, while leaders in D.C. fail to even discuss the possibility of raising the federal gas tax, or any other […]