Today’s Headlines

  • Grover Norquist Gives His Blessing to a Carbon Tax — With Conditions (National Journal)
  • … He’s Not Alone: A Growing Chorus Says Now Is the Time For a Carbon Tax (Bacon’s Rebellion)
  • Inhofe Not Returning to Leadership Role on EPW Committee (Trans. Issues Daily)
  • Can We Talk About a Gas Tax Increase Yet? (National Journal)
  • Honey, I’ll Drive: More Women Than Men Have Licenses (AP)
  • Could the U.S. Achieve Dutch Mode-Share Rates If We Had More Bicycle Infrastructure? (IHT)
  • Alameda Transit Vote Still Just a Wee Bit Short of Victory (Mercury)
  • Matt Yglesias: Lifting Height Limits Would Bring a Windfall to DC (Slate)
  • New Services Facilitate Public Transportation For Travelers (USA Today)

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Grover Norquist Buckles to Pressure From Koch-Backed Group on Carbon Tax

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Today’s Headlines

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Early Voters Reject Atlanta Transportation Tax (AJC) London Carmageddon Doesn’t Materialize Because Everyone’s Taking the Tube (NBC) Wendell Cox: Transit in Atlanta Sucks, So Let’s Not Fund Any Improvements (AJC) Why Treehugger Hippies in the Pentagon Want to Reduce Oil Dependency (Grist) Portland Steps Away from Enslavement to Vehicle Level of Service Standards (BikePortland) Are […]

Today’s Headlines

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Why Is Obama Dodging the Gas Tax Debate? (WaPo) Sen. Sessions “Stunned” by White House Rail Proposal (Transpo Nation) FAA Sees Steady Long-Term Growth for Airlines (USA Today) The Avenue Breaks Down Obama’s 2012 Budget House Transportation Committee Kicks Off Listening Tour in West Virginia (T4America) Should We Move Forward With an Infrastructure Bank?  (National […]

Bloomberg Declares Support for a National Carbon Tax

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New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will declare his support today for a national carbon tax, according to a report posted this morning on the New York Times City Room blog by metro reporter Sewell Chan: Mayor Bloomberg plans to announce today his support for a national carbon tax. In what his aides are calling […]