Today’s Headlines

Streetsblog Capitol Hill is on a light publishing schedule today. Enjoy your three-day weekend, if you have one, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

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    That gas tax revenue the Maple Ridge News reports on is not a surplus.  It’s a federal gas tax transfer that has been held up since the funding rules for it were changed.  Translink today is in fact cash strapped and unable to expand service where it is desperately needed.

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Today’s Headlines

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It’s PARK(ing) Day Across the Country, From L.A. to D.C. China Hops on Board Plans for L.A.-to-Vegas High-Speed Rail (LA Times) Senators Grill FRA’s Feinberg on Rail Safety Deadline (NYT) Will Extra Transpo $$ Make Lawmakers Complacent? (The Hill) Foxx: We Need to Move on Southeast High-Speed Rail (News & Observer) Reps Push to Increase Transit Tax Benefit (The […]

FRA Chief: America Is Driving Less and Congress Needs to Catch Up

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Speaking to reporters earlier today, Federal Railroad Administration chief Joe Szabo said that people are driving less and using transit more — and that those changes are permanent. “America’s travel habits are undergoing rapid change,” he said. It’s a fact, he said (“not opinion — statistically proven”), calling on Congress to show that it understands […]

Lots of Work to Be Done in the New Year

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As Inauguration Day gets closer, talk on the Streetsblog Network is turning back to the stimulus bill being pushed by the new administration. On Saturday, President-elect Obama once again talked to the nation about how he wants to pump federal dollars into infrastructure spending. And once again, while he singled out roads and bridges as […]

In Iowa, GOP Candidates Ignore Transportation and Urban Issues

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With all eyes on today’s Iowa caucuses, it’s worth noting that this year’s vocal crop of GOP candidates has been mostly silent on the subject of transportation and urban issues in general. A common theme across most candidates’ platforms is the elimination of federal programs in favor of state ones, and incentives (read: tax cuts) for […]

Another Step in Reducing Auto Dependence

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If you’re a person who is accustomed to getting around the place you live without a car, you’ve probably spent at least some time trying to sell your auto-dependent friends on the concept. Maybe you’ve even gone so far as to map out a route for them so that they wouldn’t get frustrated. And sometimes […]