Today’s Headlines

  • House Transportation Bill Clears Committee, 29-24, in Marathon 18-Hour Markup (Politico)
  • Early Morning Amendment Bars CA HSR From Bill’s Federal Funds (Hill)
  • Another Amendment Postpones Decision on Lifting Limits on Trucks (Bloomberg)
  • Congress Struggles for Solution to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure (WaPo)
  • Infrastructure Problems Go Beyond the Dollars (HuffPo)
  • State DOT Association Chief: Feds’ Wrangling Is “Sinking the Ship” (Philly Inqy)
  • NRDC’s Deron Lovaas: Congress Declaring War on Public Transportation
  • NRDC’s Kaid Benfield: The Environmental Building Blocks of Urban Happiness
  • Injured Journalist Inspires Times of London’s Cycling Campaign (TreeHugger)
  • Portion of Honolulu to Go on Road Diet for Bike Lanes (Valley Sun)
  • Austin Gets Super-Swank Zero-Energy Suburb (Grist)

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Republicans Offering Bill on Transportation Funding Today (WaPo, Reuters) Drilling for Highway Revenue Could Face Opposition From Both Sides (T4A) NRDC to Congress: “Don’t Drill and Drive” (Hill) Ranking Three Different Approaches to Transit Funding in Dallas (Atlantic Cities) Transportation Nation Explains Why Your City Might Not Have Car Share Yet Infrastructure and Job Creation […]

Funds for Walking and Biking Under Attack in Congress This Week

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Funds for walking and biking infrastructure account for a tiny portion of federal transportation spending. Safer streets don’t cost much, though, so for the cities and towns that count on these programs, a few dollars from the feds can be a huge help. Despite the relatively small sums at play, walking and biking programs are a constant […]

Transportation Reformers Applaud Obama’s Six-Year Transpo Plan

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A fix-it-first policy for roads. More support for livability programs. Additional transit investment. Competitive infrastructure grants. In his new six-year, $556 billion surface transportation proposal, President Obama is hitting all the right notes with transportation reform advocates. As part of his 2012 budget proposal — released yesterday — the President put forward a plan that […]

Transportation Reformers Applaud Obama's Six-Year Transpo Plan

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A fix-it-first policy for roads. More support for livability programs. Additional transit investment. Competitive infrastructure grants. In his new six-year, $556 billion surface transportation proposal, President Obama is hitting all the right notes with transportation reform advocates. As part of his 2012 budget proposal — released yesterday — the President put forward a plan that […]

Amendment to Restore Bike/Ped Programs in House Transpo Bill Fails

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An amendment that would restore the popular Safe Routes to School and Transportation Enhancements programs to the House GOP’s transportation bill has just been defeated in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by a vote of 29-27. Supporters of safer biking and walking sent thousands of messages to Congress supporting this amendment in the short time […]