Today’s Headlines

  • House Dems, Led by Tim Bishop (D-NY), Will Introduce Senate Bill (Hill)
  • Senate Says It Won’t Take Up House Extension, Setting Stage for Standoff (TranspoNation)
  • Transpo Insiders Discuss What They’ve Learned from Reauth. Process (Trans. Issues Daily)
  • Scenes From the National Bike Summit: Day One (BikePortland)
  • Oklahoma Fifth Grader’s Winning Entry to Bike Poster Contest (BikeLeague)
  • NRDC’s Kaid Benfield Filled Out His NCAA Sweet 16 Bracket by Comparing Walkscores

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House GOP Threatens to Wipe Out Local Control Over Bike/Ped Funding

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The House GOP couldn’t pass a transportation bill of their own, so now they want to undo one of the major bi-partisan achievements in the Senate transportation bill. As part of its counter-offer to the Senate in conference committee negotiations over the transportation bill, the House appears to be proposing the elimination of the Cardin-Cochran […]

For House GOP, Safer Streets Are the New “Bridge to Nowhere”

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Funding to make biking and walking safer has taken something of a beating in both the House and Senate transportation bills. The fate of the most significant federal bike-ped programs — Safe Routes to School, Transportation Enhancements, and Recreational Trails — is still very much in doubt. Under the Senate bill, passed Wednesday, local agencies would at […]

Senate Approves Stimulus Bill — On to Conference Committee

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Transportation Enhancements funding helped to expand Roberto Clemente Plaza at the Bronx Hub. The League of American Bicyclists has issued an action alert to keep that program in the stimulus bill. The Senate approved its version of the stimulus bill this afternoon by a 61-37 vote. Attention now turns to conference committee negotiations, where differences […]

House Bill Delayed, But Transit, Biking, and Walking Aren’t Safe Yet

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Congress is in recess, and the House’s atrocious transportation bill has been dismembered and delayed, but if you want to preserve funding for transit and active transportation, don’t let your guard down yet. There’s still plenty to watch out for as the House and Senate attempt to reauthorize federal transportation programs. As we’ve reported, there are […]