Today’s Headlines

  • Sac Bee: House GOP Throws Transit Under a Bus
  • Seven Fatal Flaws in the House Highway Bill (Center for Amer. Progress)
  • Alon Levy Takes a Closer Look at House’s Bad Bill
  • Trucking and Railroad Industries Call Truce, Support House Bill (Bloomberg)
  • White House Backs Senate Transpo Bill (Hill)
  • America Has 40 Million McMansions That Nobody Wants (Grist)
  • Oregon Looks Beyond Gas Tax as Mileage-Based Fees Evolve (BikePortland)
  • Florida Missed Out on $41 Million Per Year by Rejecting High-Speed Rail (Grist)
  • Americans Like Smart Growth, at Least in Theory (DC CityPaper)
  • Unraveling Toronto’s Transit Planning Mess (National Post)
  • New Report: How Communities Can Promote Non-Motorized Travel (MarketWatch)

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Mass Transit Use Rises as Gas Prices Soar (CNN) LaHood: House in “Disarray” on Transportation Bill (Hill) Senate Ready to Overhaul Highway, Transit Programs (WaP0) …But the Senate’s Transpo Bill Is Far From Transformative (HuffPo) Mass Transit Tax Break Considered By Sen. Schumer and Others (HuffPo) Washington Spin on Transpo Bill Makes Good Look Even […]

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Obama Summons Congressional Leaders to Avert Government Shutdown (WSJ) Boehner Rejects White House Offer of $33 Billion in Spending Cuts (The Hill) What to Look for in Paul Ryan’s Budget (CAP) Minnesota Senate Passes Bill to Slash Twin Cities Transit Budget (Star-Trib) CT Gov Malloy Will “Aggressively Pursue” Hartford-New Britain Busway (MTR, W. Hartford News) […]

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Bad news for Big Oil in the White House budget, which seeks to axe $36.5B in subsidies — but will Congress go along? (TNR’s The Vine) That $100m jobs bill, including infrastructure, that the White House is hoping for? It might look considerably smaller once the Senate acts, perhaps this week (Politico) Georgia political heavyweights […]

How Will the House Answer the Senate’s Transportation Funding Bill?

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The full Senate passed a major appropriations bill yesterday, including funding levels for transportation and housing. The Senate put the kibosh on Sen. Rand Paul’s attempt to strip bike/ped funding from the federal transportation program, as we reported yesterday. Here’s the lowdown on the bill as a whole. The upper chamber maintained funding for several key livability […]

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Reid Says Senate Has Agreed to Amendments, Will Vote on Them Today (Hill) Boehner Rebuffs Report He’s Lost Confidence in Mica’s Five-Year Bill (Hill) House Bill Will Drop Controversial Change to Transit Funding (Governing) Republican Senator Mike Enzi Warns Gas Tax Must Be Raised (HuffPo) House Dem Dennis Kucinich Loses Primary After Redistricting (Grist) The […]

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House Transportation Bill Headed for a Cliff (Hill) New York Republicans May Defect on Transportation Bill (TransNat) Congress Considers Federal Oversight of Subways (WaPo) Some GOP Trying to Delay Mandated Rail Safety Technology (LATimes) Grist Recaps the Bad News for a Shockingly Terrible Transportation Bill How and Why to Start Your Own Hybrid Rental Car […]