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.

  • Fbfree

    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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With Shutdown Ridership Decline, D.C. Metro Shifts to Smaller Trains (WaPo, The Hill) Leinberger: It Looks Like Atlanta Sprawl Has Peaked (Atlantic Cities) Delays Persist for Twin Cities Light Rail, But There’s Support for TOD (MPR News, Finance & Commerce) It’s a Go for All Aboard Florida (Orlando Biz Journal, Orlando Sentinel) In Kolkata, India, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Kind of Transpo Secretary Will Anthony Foxx Be?

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Later today President Obama is expected to nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to replace Ray LaHood as transportation secretary. The last time we reported about Foxx, the North Carolina Legislature was trying to thwart his plans to pursue a streetcar and light rail expansion at the same time. Speaking to the Washington Post, an anonymous White […]

Today’s Headlines

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Anthony Foxx Confirmation Process Advances to Full Senate (McClatchy, Bloomberg) Congress Pushes to Make Commuter Tax Benefits Permanent (WaPo) Shuster Gets Frank on Amtrak Vision (E&E Daily) New Spending Formula in NC Could Doom Trains, Sidewalks, Bikes, and Transit (News Observer) Pierce County, WA, Makes Major Bus Cuts (King5) AJC Airs Two Sides of Georgia Passenger […]