Today’s Headlines

  • Congress Gets Its Business Done Only After Doing Lots of Something Else (WaPo)
  • Did You Think We Could Avoid a Tenth Extension? (It’s Only a Week Long.) (Hill)
  • Transportation Issues Daily’s Great Cheat Sheet on MAP-21, Parts 1 and 2
  • The Transport Politic’s Yonah Freemark Adds His Voice to the “Status Quo” Chorus
  • Transpo Bill Fallout Means Agony of Defeat for Cyclists (BikeBiz)
  • Upcoming Vote on California HSR Is Far From Foregone Conclusion (SFChron)
  • Fact: Central Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs (NRDC)
  • What Does a Shell Oil Exec Add to a Panel on Smart Transportation? (The Atlantic)

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Call This Morning to Boost Transit Funding in Stimulus Package

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Last night Jerrold Nadler’s stimulus bill amendment, which would add $3 billion for transit, cleared the House Rules Committee. The full House may vote on the amendment by noon today, so the sooner you call your representative the better. Transportation for America sends along some key points to make in your phone call: In the […]

Maryland on the Verge of a Fix for Transportation Funding Woes

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Maryland is one of a growing number of U.S. states that’s found itself in a tough spot when it comes to transportation funding. The state blew through its transportation funds when it built a big highway project called the Intercounty Connector. Now, the state has so little money left that unless something changes, it won’t be […]

Maryland on the Verge of a Fix for Transportation Funding Woes

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Maryland is one of a growing number of U.S. states that’s found itself in a tough spot when it comes to transportation funding. The state blew through its transportation funds when it built a big highway project called the Intercounty Connector. Now, the state has so little money left that unless something changes, it won’t be […]

The Diminishing Returns of Highway Building

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, David Levinson at the Transportationist presents some interesting explanations about why so much American road building is a poor use of funds: We are not building much new transportation in the US not just because the costs are too high, but because the benefits are too low. When we were much younger […]

The Diminishing Returns of Highway Building

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, David Levinson at the Transportationist presents some interesting explanations about why so much American road building is a poor use of funds: We are not building much new transportation in the US not just because the costs are too high, but because the benefits are too low. When we were much younger […]

‘No Road That We Built in Texas Paid For Itself’

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Over the past two days at the Congress for the New Urbanism Project for Transportation Reform conference, attendees have called for reform at local, regional, and national levels. In a panel debate about the future of transportation funding and the role of regional planning through MPOs, several speakers argued that the foundation of transportation and […]