Today’s Headlines

  • Congress Might Actually Pass a Budget! (WaPo)
  • Bipartisan Lawmakers Launch Congressional Public-Private Partnerships Caucus (Transpo Issues Daily)
  • Truckers Apprehensive About Blumenauer’s New VMT Bill (The Trucker)
  • Blumenauer’s Plan to Raise the Gas Tax Is the Best and Least Popular Idea in Washington (Slate)
  • If GM Is Now So Profitable, Why Did Taxpayers Lose $10.5 Billion on the Bailout? (The Hill)
  • The First Transit Super Bowl? (NJ.com, Fox)
  • California HSR Has Suffered Setbacks, Yes. But Death Throes? Not Quite. (Streetsblog LA)
  • California’ Riverside County Get $75 Million Federal Grant for New Commuter Line (SF Gate)
  • SF Protestors Object to Two-Tiered Transpo System: Googly and Non-Googly (Salon)
  • Eugene Students’ Buffered Bike Lane Idea Could Become Reality (Bike Portland)
  • Do All Transit Agencies Have Holiday Gift Swag As Cool As Toronto’s? (BlogTO)
  • Simple Suburban Retrofits: Before and After Photos (Switchboard)
  • HamTech87

    The California Riverside County commuter line seems like a great deal at $248M, or about $10M per mile.

    And it makes me wonder whether NY State made the wrong decision to build a massively oversized Tappan Zee Bridge for a minimum of $4Billion (original cost was $6B)? Instead, NY could have restored the abandoned rail lines that used to serve the same area and enable people to go directly to NYC.

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Senator Susan Collins Pushes Back Against U.S. DOT Trucker Safety Move (LandLine) Supreme Court Appears to Agree Amtrak Didn’t Overstep Authority in Regulating Freight (E&E, CQ) House Transpo Appropriations Chair Tom Latham Retiring (The Hill) Bike Messenger Profession Gets New Life With Amazon Prime Now (TechSpot) Settling Soil Halts Attempt to Get Road Tunnel Borer Back Up and Running in Seattle […]

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Legacy of Urban Highways Hampered Obama’s Goals for Livable Cities (City Lab) House Panel Approves Bill That Would Cut Transit Grants (AP) Transpo Unions Push for Blumenauer’s Gas Tax Hike Idea (In These Times) Study: Biking Instead of Driving Saves the U.S. Over $4.6B/Year (Forbes) At Tech Summit, LaHood Continues to Tout 10-Cent Increase in Gas […]