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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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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NACTO to Release New Street Design Guide (Next American City) The Slow-But-Sure Progress of High-Speed Rail Across the U.S. (NBC News) Memphis Weighs Gas Tax to Fund Public Transpo (WREG) WaPo Is Pretty Impressed With New Metro Rail Car The Tennessean: Nashville’s Vitality Depends on Transit Growth The Pilot: Va. Beach Should Vote Yes to […]

Today’s Headlines

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FTA Boss Therese McMillan Departs for LA Transpo Job (WaPo) Jersey Invests Less in Transit as Ridership Grows (Bloomberg) Trump Appears to Side With Dems on High-Speed Rail (Time) Uber Invests Big in Global Expansion (WSJ) Shoup: How Parking Requirements Make Life Harder for the Poor (WaPo) High-Speed Rail Options Under Scrutiny in Connecticut (Hartford Courant) A […]