Today’s Headlines

  • Obama: Transportation Used to Be the “Easiest Bill to Pass in Washington” (Hill, Hill)
  • Obama Gets Reagan Wrong on Infrastructure (Examiner)
  • Loving Your Cell Phone Could Be Fatal (Atlantic)
  • Young People Tell Transportation Nation Why They’re Driving Less
  • CA Utilities That Caused 2001 Brownout Crisis Could Buy the State EV Stations (LAT)
  • Good News For Rail? 2011 Was the Most Expensive Year to Fly Ever (Transportation Nation)
  • Too Many Constituencies Make Metropolitan Planning Orgs Ineffective (Atlantic Cities)
  • Mythbusting the Suburbs: Yes, There Are Poor People. No, Not Everybody Drives (Arch Daily)
  • How Did Cars Get the Monopoly On Sexiness? Transit Can Be Fun, Joyous, and — Yes — Sexy (Grist)
  • Whittier Daily News Editorial: Make Bike Lanes More Like Freeways
  • Bike-Share Users Don’t Wear Helmets (Boston.com)
  • AAA in Oregon and Idaho Now Includes Roadside Bike Maintenance in Basic Package (KTVZ)

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In Inaugural Speech, Obama Pledges Action on Cities, Infrastructure, Climate (Next City, Transpo Nation) Can Obama Really Do Anything on Climate Change? (WaPo) How DC’s Metro Handled the Inauguration Throngs: Intent (HuffPo) vs. Reality (AP) House Transportation Committee Gets to Work This Week (The Hill) On MLK Day, Reflecting on Transportation Apartheid (and What to […]

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Five Wishes For the Final Transportation Bill, From Transportation for America Why the Coal Ash Amendment to the Transportation Bill Matters: A Personal Tale (Hill) Heavy Reliance on Local Funding Makes For Inequitable Transit Systems (WaPo) The Cost of an Hour of Bike-Share in Ten Cities (Transpo Nation) Detroiters File Civil Rights Suit Over Transit Cuts […]

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House Appropriators Prepare to Vote on Smaller Transpo Allocation Than Obama Wanted (The Hill) Back-to-Congress Primer on the Transportation Bill Debate (Reuters) To Lower the Deficit, Cantor Targets Bike-Share But Should Raise the Gas Tax (GGW) How An Infrastructure Bank Could Help Create Jobs (CNNMoney) 9/11 Changed Transportation Forever (And Made It More Expensive) (Baltimore […]

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Transportation Advocates Aren’t Happy With Proposed Senate Funding Levels … (The Hill) … But Smart Growth Group Praises TOD Provision (Smart Growth America) Obama at NY’s Tappan Zee Bridge Today to Press Congress on Infrastructure (AP) Biden Makes the Same Pitch in St. Louis, Cleveland  (StarTrib, AP) A Bankrupt Highway Trust Fund Could Cost 700,000 Jobs (Fiscal […]

McCain & Coburn: Inadvertent Transportation Reformers?

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Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) are no fans of dedicated federal spending on cleaner transportation. From bike and pedestrian safety to local transit funds, the duo has made a habit of attacking non-road projects as wasteful "pork." Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Composite Photo: City-Data.com) And yesterday was no exception, as McCain and […]

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American Jobs Act to Get Carved Up Into Pieces: Tax Cuts Yes, Infrastructure Spending No (CSM) CEOs Advise Obama to Keep the Infrastructure Bank and Transportation Spending (JOC) Rep. Murphy Defends His Oil-Drilling-For-Infrastructure-Dollars Proposal (The Hill) Wisconsin Republicans’ New Target: Smart Growth (WRN) One Wisc. Town Takes It Further, Proposing to Ban Bikes and Cross […]