Today’s Headlines

  • More on That Unexpected Benefit for Transit Commuters in the Fiscal Cliff Deal (SF Examiner, TransNat)
  • Other “Weird Parts” of the Bill Include Rail Repair, Electric Scooters… (WaPo)
  • Five Sustainability Stories to Watch in 2013 (NRDC Switchboard)
  • Gov. Christie Defends NJ Transit’s Actions During Sandy (NJ.com)
  • … And Skewers House GOP on Sandy Aid (The Hill)
  • Atlantic Cities: Transit Ridership Doesn’t Depend on Strength of Business Districts
  • Portland, OR, Transpo Chief Hands in Resignation Letter (Oregonian)
  • Seattle Times Op-Ed: Carbon Tax Can Maintain Transpo System

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First $390M Released in Sandy Aid for Transpo Systems (WSJ) …But Sequester Means Less Money for Transit Recovery (Transpo Nation) NH House Votes for Gas Tax Increase (AP, Patch), as Texas Weighs Sales Tax for Transpo (Tribune) From the Bike Summit: “Bikes Mean Business” (Bike Portland) Berkeley Study: Why People Give Up on Public Transit (Forbes) Streetcar […]

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Transpo Bill Lobbyists Put Heat on Congress (Politico) FTA: Existing Transit Should Get First Priority with Sandy Funds (Newsday) DOTs Want “High-Speed Experience” for Chicago-Detroit Train (Lakeshore Public Media) Transpo Issues Draw Crowds to Boston Mayoral Forum (Boston Globe) There’ll Be Pain Before Gain With D.C.’s Silver Line (Washington City Paper) Texas Agencies Go Digital […]

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Shuster May Be Less Partisan Than Mica as Transpo Chair (Next American City) “Fiscal Cliff” Conversation Includes Mortgage Interest Deductions (WaPo) What Does Shuster’s Leadership Mean for Pennsylvania? (Record Herald) Detroit Transit Legislation Moves to the Hard Part (HuffPo) NJ Senator: Sandy Was “Largest Mass Transit Disaster in Our Nation’s History” (Transpo Nation) Grist: Chapter […]

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House Transpo Committee Grapples With Infrastructure (WaPo) U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Congress: Raise Gas Tax (AJC, Reuters) Sandy Caused $450M in Damage to NJ Transit (Transpo Nation, NorthJersey.com) LaHood Praises “Fix It First” Approach (The Hill) Shuster Sorry for Saying That Obama Was “Lying” About High-Speed Rail (WaPo) The Ups and Downs of the […]

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House and Senate Transpo Committees Take Shape (The Hill) Mica: “Don’t Give Me This ‘Not Bipartisan’ Crap” (Politico) Maryland Leaders Push for Gas Tax Hike, Because State Needs “Huge Infusion of Cash” (Sun, WaPo) LaHood Touts Benefits of D.C. Silver Line (The Hill) A Taste of Mass Transit Leads to Wanting More (Atlantic Cities) About 40 […]

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Foxx: One Year After Sandy, Transit Recovery Continues (Fast Lane Blog) Head of Mayors Group Talks Transpo Issues, Shutdown with Politico Which U.S. Cities Have the Fewest Car Commuters? (Grist) Utah Transit Aims to Double Ridership by 2020 (SL Trib) Phoenix Mayor: Cities Can’t Wait on Feds for Transpo Projects (Cronkite News Service) Long-Distance Amtrak Routes […]