Today’s Headlines

  • Congress Crunches Numbers on Transpo Funding (Politico)
  • LaHood Announces $12.5M for Transit in Parks (eNews Park Forest)
  • Oregon Adviser to Head Washington State Transpo (Seattle TimesSeattle PI)
  • More Transpo Secretary Speculation: AZ Rep. Ed Pastor? (AZCentral.com)
  • D.C. Mayor Sets Out Ambitious Sustainability Plan (WaPo)
  • New Hampshire: Some Want Gas Tax (NHPR), Some Want Gambling Tax (AP)
  • Charlotte, NC Leaders Promise Economic Boost With Light Rail (WSOCTV)
  • “Best Foot Forward” Program Highlights Ped Safety in Orlando (Transpo Nation)
  • Estonia Offers Model for Fare-Free Transit (Human TransitEurocities)
  • Anonymous

    The new WA DOT chief is not only an Oregon advisor, but worked at 1000 Friends of Oregon, the smart growth organization. A pretty cool resume line for a DOT chief. 

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Today’s Headlines

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Ron Klain to Dems: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Trap — Don’t Fall for It (WaPo) Krugman: And It’s a Privatization Scam (NYT) CityLab Speculates About Trump’s Transpo Secretary Pick Atlanta’s MARTA Expansion Depends a Lot on GOP Officials (AJC) In LA, Transit Tax Victory Shows Broad Frustration With Traffic (LA Times) Seattle Advocates Want Another Rail Vote to […]

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Rep. Denham Vows to Keep Blocking California Bullet Train (The Hill) LaHood Heading to Detroit for Light-Rail Announcement  (Detroit Free Press, AP) In D.C., LaHood Says “Things Look Good” for Silver Line Loan (Transpo Nation) More Gas Tax Talk As States Grapple With Budget Woes: PA, MI, NH, WY… Kansas City to Vote Today on Moving Funds to Multi-Modal […]

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Obama Details “Fix It First” Goals (NYT, Transpo Nation) …And League of Cities Has Concerns About Funding That Plan (The Hill) WaPo: Virginia’s Transpo Compromise Could Be “Historic” (Though Some Think It’s Out of Touch) Washington State Looks at Gas Tax, Car Tabs, Bike Fees… (Seattle Times) Would That $25 Bike Tax Be “Symbolic”? (Cyclelicious, Bike […]

Today’s Headlines

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Shuster Seeks to Head Transpo Committee, Even If Mica Wants to Stick Around (Hill, Nat’l Journal) Whoever It Is, the Next Chair Faces Transpo Funding Quandary (Bloomberg) Center for Transportation Excellence Offers Rundown of Transpo Ballot Measures Transit Advocates Claim 70 Percent Success Rate on Election Day (Hill) The Shifting Transportation Needs of Baby Boomers (AP) […]

The Stakes Are High for Transit as Congress Dithers Over Transpo Funds

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“Stand up for transportation” rallies are happening right now all over the country, demanding Congress put an end to the uncertainty surrounding federal transportation funding. In Washington, some Republican lawmakers are pushing the opposite tack — an approach known as “devolution” that would create more uncertainty by basically wiping out the federal gas tax, leaving states to figure out […]

The Stakes Are High for Transit as Congress Dithers Over Transpo Funds

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“Stand up for transportation” rallies are happening right now all over the country, demanding Congress put an end to the uncertainty surrounding federal transportation funding. In Washington, some Republican lawmakers are pushing the opposite tack — an approach known as “devolution” that would create more uncertainty by basically wiping out the federal gas tax, leaving states to figure out […]