Today’s Headlines

  • Transportation Bills Getting a Tune-Up During Recess This Week (Politico)
  • Just How Bad is It? T4A Lays Out the Worst of It
  • DC Lobbyists Not Confident Either House or Senate Transportation Bill Will Pass (Hill)
  • Illinois Congressmen: Mass Transit Will Take Hit Under House Bill (Chicago Tribune)
  • Ohio Congressmen: House Bill Would Stop Desperately Needed Work (Dayton Daily)
  • Alliance for Biking & Walking Launches
  • Center For American Progress Wants to Put Big Oil Subsidies to Work
  • Capital Bikeshare May (Finally) Come to the Mall (WaPo)
  • How and Why Google Is Transforming American Mass Transit (Xconomy)
  • Florida Senate Supported Tolling, Now Wants All Funds Back in Tallahassee (TampaBayTimes)
  • Chicago Gets $7.3 Million for Bus Rapid Transit (WBEZ)
  • Solar-Powered Bicycles Coming to India (Daiji World)
  • TX Driver Drives Through Cyclists, Gets Arrested, “Didn’t Realize” They Were Cops (Eagle)


LaHood to House: “Get on the Bus” With a Bipartisan Transportation Bill

This morning, at the American Public Transportation Association’s annual legislative conference, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said he was recently asked by the House Appropriations Committee if he prefers a two-year transportation bill or a five-year transportation bill. Neither, he said: “I prefer a bipartisan bill.” “Bipartisanship is the reason the Senate bill is a […]

Today’s Headlines

CBO Says House Bill Would Bankrupt Highway Trust Fund (JOC) Rand Paul Puts Hold on Senate Transportation Bill (Politico) Speaker John Boehner’s Invitation to Gridlock (Chicago Tribune) House Bill Sends Seattle Transit Providers Into Cold Sweat (Seattle Times) Eric Cantor, Former Subway Rider, Defends Cuts to Transit (Capital) The Tea Party’s War on Mass Transit […]

Just How Bad Is the Final House Transportation Bill?

Nobody was expecting the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to put together a transportation bill that did much for streets and transit in American cities. And they were right — there’s nothing to get excited about in the bill. But neither is it the total disaster for walking, biking, and transit it could have been. So how does the House bill […]

Why Are State Senators Holding Up Indianapolis’s Transit Plans?

In Indianapolis, like many American regions, some important changes to transportation policy are off-limits without approval from the state government. In the case of a proposed transit funding package that would raise revenue through a 0.3 percent income tax levy, that means a bill needs to get through the statehouse before the people of Indianapolis […]

House Jobs Bill Answers Some Key Transportation Questions

The House jobs bill, expected to pass later today before the chamber adjourns for the holidays, includes a $75 billion infrastructure section that gives $27.5 billion to roads and $8.4 billion to transit, largely mirroring this year’s first economic stimulus law. The header of today’s House jobs bill: No one ever said they’re easy reads! […]