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Today’s Headlines

Posted By Katie Pearce On November 29, 2012 @ 8:57 am In Today's Headlines | No Comments

  • Governing [1] Asks Six Transportation Policy Questions for 2013
  • Shuster [2] Sees Compromise for Amtrak Funding (The Hill [3]), and Won’t Rule Out Gas Tax (Bloomberg [4])
  • Future Amtrak Will Be “More Like a Business and Less Like a Government Agency” (USA Today [5])
  • EPA Honors Seven Smart Growth Projects (Switchboard [6])
  • More on Why States Aren’t Using Flex Funds [7] for Transit (Atlantic Cities [8])
  • Grist [9] Excerpts Chapter 2 of “Carbon Zero”
  • Should Silicon Valley Extend Light Rail Despite Projected Low Ridership? (Mercury News [10])
  • Funding Shifts Help Pittsburgh Transit (AP [11])
  • Should the D.C. Area Spend Billions to Accommodate Sprawl? (WAMU [12])

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[1] Governing: http://www.governing.com/blogs/fedwatch/questions-about-transportation-policy-as-2013-approahces.html

[2] Shuster: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2012/11/28/its-official-bill-shuster-named-transportation-committee-chair/

[3] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/railroads/269977-rep-shuster-sees-common-ground-on-amtrak-in-next-congress

[4] Bloomberg: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-28/shuster-won-t-rule-out-raising-gasoline-tax-for-roads

[5] USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/28/amtrak-reorganization-house/1733263/

[6] Switchboard: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/epa_honors_seven_outstanding_c.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+switchboard_kbenfield+%28Switchboard%3A+Kaid+Benfield%27s+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

[7] Flex Funds: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2012/11/21/gao-states-flexing-fewer-federal-dollars-to-transit/

[8] Atlantic Cities: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/why-are-states-passing-billions-federal-transit-funds/4004/

[9] Grist: http://grist.org/cities/why-clean-energy-isnt-enough-carbon-zero-chapter-2/

[10] Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/traffic/ci_22082567/vta-light-rail-extension-los-gatos-175-million

[11] AP: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Pittsburgh-area-transit-agency-getting-3M-in-RAD-4073877.php

[12] WAMU: http://transportationnation.org/2012/11/28/prediction-d-c-area-highway-and-transit-crowding-will-get-worse/

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