Today’s Headlines

  • Rep. Richard Hanna Attacked Federal Funding for Transit Yesterday (The Hill)
  • Foxx Optimistic That Congress Will Act on Transpo Funding (AP)
  • … And He’s About to Give a Big Speech Today (National Academies)
  • Massachusetts Governor Commits Millions to Climate Change Prep (Enterprise News)
  • Budget Bill Includes Provisions to Increase Rail Inspections (Stamford Advocate)
  • Why Has Transit Ridership Declined in Portland? (Oregonian)
  • Virginia Beach Explores Options for Pricey Light Rail (Pilot)
  • It’s Round Two for New Haven’s Streetcar Quest (New Haven Independent)
  • With New Funding, Will Montgomery County Build Transit or Roads? (GGW)
  • Plans Revive for Downtown Boise Circulator (Idaho Statesman)


In Obama Budget, a Glimpse of What Beefed-Up Transit Funding Could Do

The budget proposal released by President Obama yesterday fleshes out the transportation ideas put out by the White House last week and includes specific grants for transit upgrades and expansions in 2015, but many of them won’t be part of this budget unless Congress agrees to increase funding for transportation. The White House budget proposes $17.6 billion […]

10 New Rail, BRT Projects Selected for Funding by DOT

From bus rapid transit in Michigan to light rail in Arizona, ten new local transit projects are in line to receive federal capital funding under the President’s 2012 Budget proposal. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released a list of 10 new projects in nine cities that would receive a total of $569 million in funding […]

Today’s Headlines

Test Run: Amtrak Train to Hit 110 MPH Today in Illinois (HuffPo) Virginia Considers New Models for Transit Funding (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Sacramento Railyards Poised for Rebirth (NRDC Switchboard) Academic Focus on Biking Now Includes Sociology, Anthropology (Inside Higher Ed) When Is It Best to Convert a Rail Line to Another Use? (Pedestrian Observations) Can Tax […]