Today’s Headlines

  • Baltimore Sun: Partisan Gridlock Proves We Can’t Trust DC With Our Transportation Systems
  • American Transportation System Doesn’t Meet the Needs of Aging Population (Consumer Reports)
  • Sprawl: Quality of Life Killer for Americans Old and Young (Keystone Politics, Star-Ledger)
  • Remember the Corner Store? It’s Back (Atlantic Cities)
  • Transit Unions Turn to K Street for Help in Increasing Wages, Reducing Driver Fatigue (Hill)
  • Cyclists Press NJ Transit to Let Them Ride (The Record)
  • Virginia’s Fairfax County Considers Taxing Restaurant Meals to Pay for Transit (WaPo)
  • Maryland Celebrates Downtown Light Rail at the Expense of a Popular Multi-Use Trail (WaPo)
  • Real Estate Investors to Washington: Transportation Is About More Than Roads (CityBizList)
  • Why Japan Needs a National Bicycle Policy (Japan Times)

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Finance Committee Finds $9.6 Billion for Senate Transportation Bill (Hill) House Transportation Bill Emerges From a Beating in Committee (WaPo) GOP Transportation Bill Lurches Forward, But Where’s the Money? (Politico) Angry About the House Transportation Bill? T4America Wants You! Should It Take Decades to Build a Subway? How to Fix Our Transit System (Salon) GOP […]

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House and Senate Transpo Committees Take Shape (The Hill) Mica: “Don’t Give Me This ‘Not Bipartisan’ Crap” (Politico) Maryland Leaders Push for Gas Tax Hike, Because State Needs “Huge Infusion of Cash” (Sun, WaPo) LaHood Touts Benefits of D.C. Silver Line (The Hill) A Taste of Mass Transit Leads to Wanting More (Atlantic Cities) About 40 […]

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Feds Get a Mountain of Opinions on Driverless Cars (WaPo, The Verge) Why Does It Take a Crisis for Americans to Care About Infrastructure? (New Yorker) Amtrak Safety Lapses Found, as Feds Order Retraining of Workers (WSJ, Philly Biz Journal) Transit Systems Look to Uber, Lyft to Provide Services for Disabled (AP) Atlanta Transit Projects Compete for Funding […]

Six Lies the GOP Is Telling About the House Transportation Bill

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The transportation-plus-drilling bill that John Boehner and company are trying to ram through the House is an attack on transit riders, pedestrians, cyclists, city dwellers, and every American who can’t afford to drive everywhere. Under this bill, all the dedicated federal funding streams for transit, biking, and walking would disappear, leading to widespread service cuts […]

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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Obama on Sandy’s Aftermath: “Transportation Is Going to Be Tied Up For a Long Time” (The Hill) One-Third of Fed Employees Telework During Sandy — Why Not More Often? (WaPo) Go Ahead And Blame Hurricane Sandy on Climate Change (WaPo) How Sandy Could Impact Freight’s Bottom Line (Fox Business) In a Storm So Powerful the […]