Today’s Headlines

  • Villaraigosa: I Won’t Be Your Next Transportation Secretary (HuffPoPolitico)
  • Roundup of Reactions to LaHood’s Resignation (Transpo Issues Daily)
  • Romney Environmental Advisor Gina McCarthy Could Be the Next EPA Administrator (WaPo)
  • Rep. Shuster Reiterates Willingness to Find a Solution to Transpo Funding Crisis (Transport Topics)
  • …Will He Find the $15B Extra Needed to Maintain Infrastructure; $50B More to Improve It? (Press Herald)
  • Two Charts to Make the Case for More Infrastructure Spending (ThinkProgress)
  • Read This: One Bicycling Advocate Draws Inspiration From MLK’s Legacy (Grist/Bicycle Alliance)
  • Even in a Context Divorced From Reality, People Irrationally Prefer Cars to Transit (Atlantic Cities)
  • Washington DOT in a “Continual” State of Downsizing, Layoffs, and Project Deferral (KIMA-TV)
  • Rail Dreams Flourish in the Heartland (Wichita Eagle, Gazette)

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In Sprawling Atlanta, Pols Call for Better Transit, Bike Infrastructure, and More (AJC) Does Obama Have the Chutzpah to Push for Infrastructure? (The Transport Politic) Gas Prices Rising But Still a Bargain (ABC, Flowing Data) Can a New Light Rail Line Help Unite the Divided City of Jerusalem? (Transpo Nation) A Mere Sliver of the Federal […]

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Sandy’s Toll: $7 Billion for New York Area, $60M for Amtrak, $400M for NJ Transit, and More… Major Shift From Single-Family Homes to Apartments Underway in U.S. Housing Market (NYT) LaHood Defends Bullet Train in Face of Critics (LAT, The Hill, Bloomberg) House Committee Will Try to Introduce New Surface Transpo Bill in Early 2014 (Governing) Fiscal […]

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CBO to Senate: For Transpo, Raise Gas Tax or Find $18 Billion (WaPo) Boxer Says Draft Bill Will Be Ready Next Week (The Hill) House GOP Rolls Out Giant Transpo, Housing Bill (Politico) Feds Clear Path for Sacramento Streetcar (Merced Sun Star) Standard & Poors: Infrastructure Investments Can Bring Benefits Beyond Jobs (Better Roads) BeltLine Opens […]

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New Emissions Rules Will Cut Highway Funds By $71B (The Hill) WSJ Asks: What Should Be Done About the Gas Tax? Atlantic Cities: Romney Should Love France’s Infrastructure Approach Which Urban Freeways Should Be Torn Down? (Next American City) Grist‘s Translation of GOP: “Obama Wants Everyone to Live in Grimy Cities With Nowhere to Park” […]

Mica: New Federal Transpo Bill Should Have the Need for Speed

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The allure of misguided rhetoric doesn’t discriminate between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill. For every moment of questionable logic from one of the parties, a moment of good sense can usually be found. Rep. John Mica (FL), senior GOPer on the House transportation panel (Photo: Orlando Sentinel) So it’s worth pointing to an op-ed […]

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NYT Chides Republicans For Blocking Infrastructure Investment Maybe the Auto Bailout Didn’t Win Obama the Election After All (WaPo) Shuster‘s “All-of-the-Above” Strategy For Transpo Funding (Patriot-News) Mica Insists on Light Rail Extension to LAX (KPCC) Michael Dukakis Recalls the Massachusetts Ban on Highway Building, Suggests an Encore (Globe) If Only CA’s Rail Plan Were Moving […]