Today’s Headlines

  • Editorial: It’s a Terrible Time — And the Right Time — to Raise Gas Taxes (Baltimore Sun)
  • Boehner Rides Senate’s Version of Transport Bill (Journal of Commerce)
  • Partisan Divisions, Tea Party Leave Mica’s Highway Bill in Tatters (Sentinel)
  • Lawmakers Question LaHood About Transportation Budget (AviationNews)
  • All Signs Point to a Big Year for Women on Bikes (BikePortland)
  • Volkswagen, Proud Sponsor of BikesBelong (Cyclelicious)
  • Will Driverless Cars Really Slow for Pedestrians? (GGW)
  • Zombie Pipeline! Senate Narrowly Kills Keystone XL — For Now (Grist)
  • How El Paso Ended Up With America’s Best Smart Growth Plan (Atlantic Cities)


Senate Panel to Vote on Transportation Bill Next Month

While a House transportation bill still appears to be a long way off, the Senate is prepared to move forward on its version. EPW Committee leaders just announced that they’ll be marking up their two-year bill November 9. This is good news for three reasons: First, it’ll be the first time we’ll be seeing full legislative text beyond […]

Obama to Sign Transpo Bill Today at 4:55

The last thing the president will do during this hot, lazy recess week is to sign the transportation bill. He’ll be surrounded by construction workers, as this bill was always as much about jobs as it was about setting policy, and by college students, since the bill was combined with a provision keeping student loan […]

Don’t Count Out HR 7 Yet: House GOP Could Revive Their Bill This Week

Last week, when House Speaker John Boehner indicated his willingness to bring up the Senate transportation bill, it seemed like an admission of defeat for the brazenly partisan approach and insanely destructive policies the Republicans have been promoting. But it’s not over yet. Check out the nuances of Boehner’s statement, quoted in The Hill last Thursday: […]

Today’s Headlines

Dems Conceded Way Too Much on Transportation Bill (MSNBC) Environmental “Streamlining” Could Improve Safe Routes to School Project Times (Bike Portland) Transportation Bill Gives a Boost to Intelligent Transportation Technology (Marketwatch) The Construction Industry’s Breakdown of the MAP-21 Transportation Bill (For Construction Pros) Sprawl and Lack of Transportation Choices Contributed to Foreclosure Crisis (Earth Island Journal) Transportation […]