Today’s Headlines

  • Lawmakers Shooting Down Every Viable Transportation Funding Option (Bloomberg)
  • …But Secretary Foxx Is Still Optimistic About a Deal (The Hill)
  • Obama’s Transportation Proposal Is Good — Let’s Raise the Gas Tax to Pay For It (Grist, Marketplace)
  • Obama May Have Given Up on Infrastructure Bank, But Georgetown Public Policy Review Hasn’t
  • Camp Proposal Raises the Gas Tax — But Only on Barge Operators (E&E)
  • If Americans Are Driving Less, Let’s Stop Building New Roads (Looking at You, Seattle) (Atlantic Cities)
  • When Will Bertha Get Moving Again on the Seattle Tunnel? Maybe June. Maybe October. (Crosscut)
  • Ballot Initiative to Block High-Speed Rail Bonding in California Moves Forward (Biz Journal)
  • Bixi’s Bankruptcy Slows Down Capital Bikeshare Expansion (WaPo)
  • Now Every Bus in SF Is a Google Bus (SF Chronicle)
  • Maybe Texas Would Have Been a Better Place to Launch HSR in the U.S. (RPUS)
  • “Extreme Guerrilla Traffic Calming” (


Today’s Headlines

In GOP Senate, South Dakota’s John Thune Poised to Be Critical for Transportation (Roll Call) Maryland Upset Sees Anti-Rail Hogan Take Governor’s Seat (WaPo) Atlanta Transit Expansion Sees Wide Support at the Polls (AJC) Pinellas County, FL, Chooses Status Quo, Not Light Rail (Tampa Bay Times) Austin Shoots Down $1B Bond for Rail (Community Impact) Many Cities […]

The Amazing Disappearing State Gas Tax

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to widen I-70 between St. Louis and Kansas City. But as we’ve been reporting, many state DOTs just don’t have the money for major highway expansions anymore — and Missouri is no exception. So to pay for this project, which is projected to cost anywhere from $1.5 billion to […]

Maryland Governor Stymied in Effort to Raise State Gas Tax

Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland was dealt a setback last week when the legislature failed to approve a revenue package that would have shored up funding for transportation projects. Maryland has been at the forefront of a number of progressive planning issues in recent years, including a trailblazing statewide land-use plan. The difficulty in […]