Today’s Headlines

  • What If Congress Can’t Pass a Transpo Bill or Even an Extension? (Politico)
  • As Promised, Reid Sets up Cloture Vote on Transportation Bill (Hill)
  • T4America Advocacy Blitz Gains Support From Policymakers
  • As Pump Prices Soar, Drivers Turn to Public Transit (UTSD, BND)
  • Drill, Baby, Drill Redux: What Really Causes High Gas Prices and What Doesn’t (NYT)
  • How an Infrastructure Bank Could Really Work for a City Like Chicago (Chicago Business)
  • Austin Statesman: Give a Green Light to Red Light Traffic Enforcement
  • GM Halts Production of Chevy Volt Due to Low Sales (WaPo)
  • In Their Own Words: DC’s Planners Unknowingly Paved the Way for Sprawl 60 Years Ago (GGW)
  • A Comic Look at How Rising Gas Prices Make for Silly Political Games (TransportGooru)

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Today’s Headlines

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Potential Rail Shutdown Over Safety Tech Would Cost Economy $30B (The Hill) Maneuvering Continues on Transpo Bill as Deadline Nears (WSJ) California High-Speed Rail Could Survive a McCarthy-as-Speaker Scenario (Reuters) WaPo: DC Metro’s “Spectacular Failures” Have Warranted Federal Oversight If the Car’s Been Dethroned, What Next for Cities? (Chicago Trib) San Diego Wants Looser Rules for Affordable […]

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Oil Company Profits Surge in Sync With Gas Prices (Houston Chronicle) Study: Higher Gas Prices Take the Edge Off Sprawl (Infrastructurist) Light Rail Will Finally Connect the Twin Cities (The Transport Politic) Silicon Valley NIMBYs Crow About California HSR (WSJ) Breathing Dangerous for Half of Americans (VOA) In Providence and DC, Streetcar Plans Inch Forward […]

Political Jockeying Over Gas Prices Is Divorced From Reality

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Though many transportation reformers, economists and environmentalists would say that gas prices aren’t nearly high enough to disincentivize single-occupancy-vehicle use and to pay for the external harms, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill take it for granted that gas prices are too damn high. In fact, it’s one of the very, very few things that they do agree on these […]

Today’s Headlines

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In SOTU, Obama Calls for Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan But Evades Gas Tax (The Hill) Foxx Plays Role of “Designated Survivor” During Speech (National Journal) “Tax Reform” Could Be Plan B to Fund Transportation Bill (National Journal) Honda Exec: Automakers Doing “Stupid Things” to Increase Sales (Bloomberg) A Look at Szabo’s Legacy as He Exits FRA […]