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Today’s Headlines

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Norton and Petri Introduce Obama’s GROW AMERICA Act in the House (The Hill) Foxx Says Bill Would Offer More Local Control (Fast Lane) FTA Urges Transit Agencies to Test Brakes After Chicago Crash (Tribune) DeFazio Explains His Per-Barrel Oil Fee Idea for Funding Transpo (Oregonian) Austin City Council Tacks Road Projects Onto “Urban Rail” Measure […]

Seven Conservative Reasons to Love Bicycling

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On the face of things, it’s hard to understand why would anyone oppose bicycling. It’s cheap, it’s healthy, it’s good for the environment. Somehow, though, cycling has become politicized, and it’s the party of personal responsibility, austerity, and small government that tends to carry the anti-bicycling banner. That’s odd, writes Bill Lindeke at Network blog […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes: No Appetite for Transpo Spending Cuts in House (National Journal) The Chicago Delusion: Why This “Global City” Tanked So Hard (City Journal) “Priority One Is Access to Transit”: The TOD Real Estate Premium (Globe and Mail) Highways Vs. Everything Else, Georgia Edition (AJC) Georgia’s Infrastructure Will Pay Dearly to […]

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Villaraigosa: I Won’t Be Your Next Transportation Secretary (HuffPo, Politico) Roundup of Reactions to LaHood’s Resignation (Transpo Issues Daily) Romney Environmental Advisor Gina McCarthy Could Be the Next EPA Administrator (WaPo) Rep. Shuster Reiterates Willingness to Find a Solution to Transpo Funding Crisis (Transport Topics) …Will He Find the $15B Extra Needed to Maintain Infrastructure; $50B More […]

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Sustainable Transpo Advocates Pleased by Foxx Pick (The Hill) Foxx Could Be Friendly to Cincinnati Streetcar (Examiner) No, Foxx Isn’t a Transportation Expert; Neither Were Half of the Last 10 Secretaries (TID) Obama: “LaHood May Be the Best Transportation Secretary the Nation’s Ever Had” (The Hill) LaHood, In Turn, Heaps Praise on His Successor (Fast Lane) […]

How Much Would It Cost to Minneapolize the Country?

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What would it cost to retrofit the entire United States to be reasonably bikeable? It all began with this idle question on Twitter. Bike advocates in the U.S. love to talk about incremental changes, small victories, baby steps. But, I wondered, what if we went further? What if we just went ahead and retrofitted the […]