Today’s Headlines

  • Long-term Transportation Bill Facing Detour After Detour (Politico)
  • Santorum: High Gas Prices to Blame for ’08 Mortgage Crisis (Hill)
  • Senate Transportation Bill LaHood’s Clear Favorite: “Take Politics Out of Transportation” (WaPo)
  • LaHood Honks at Motorists on the Phone (WTOP)
  • US Mayors Throw Their Weight Behind Transportation Infrastructure Yet Again (JAXDaily)
  • CNN: More People Going By Bike to Avoid the Gas Pump
  • Residents Organize to Bring Walkability Back to Old Houston Neighborhood (TranspoNation)
  • Wisconsin’s Smart Growth Legislation at Risk (Channel3000)
  • If You Drive a Hummer, Don’t Complain About Gas Prices (Treehugger)

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House Bill Makes Connection Between Transit Funding and Gas Price Relief

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Here’s an alternative to the "Drill Now!" mantra that doesn’t involve ethanol subsidies or depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Earlier this month, Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced the Transportation and Housing Choices for Gas Price Relief Act [PDF]. Blumenauer’s hometown paper, The Oregonian, calls the measure a "smart bill": The key word in that title is […]

LaHood: Gas Tax Increase in Congressional Hands

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As Congress maneuvers to end the political impasse over the next long-term national transportation bill, lawmakers are going to have to debate an increase in the federal gas tax, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Photo: Getty Images) In his remarks at a Fort Worth transportation meeting, first reported by the […]

Today’s Headlines

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Could a delay in the federal transportation bill spell trouble for the NYC-NJ transit tunnel? (Star-Ledger) Not everyone in Michigan likes Rep. Candice Miller’s (D) plan to save the state’s federal road aid (Detroit Free Press) Gas prices top $3 per gallon in California — are more states to come? (CNN Money) James Surowiecki has […]

Today’s Headlines

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As House Punts on Transpo Bill, Senate Stops Short of Opposing Extension (Hill) The Four Unsung Heroes who Got the Senate Bill Passed (Trans. Issues Daily) Bicycle Advocates Hone Their Message for Today’s Hill Visits (BikeLeague) At National Bike Summit, Growing Cycling Beyond Usual Suspects (BikePortland) Standoff Over Transpo Bill Could Eat Into Spring Construction […]