Today’s Headlines

  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor Loses Primary to Tea-Party Nobody (WaPo)
  • Obama: Congress Did Bipartisan Work on Water Bill. Now Do It for Transportation (The Hill)
  • AAA Endorses 12-Cent Gas Tax Hike (CBS)
  • Harry Reid Throws the Ball to Ron Wyden on Transpo Funding (Roll Call)
  • U.S. DOT Chief Foxx Says Administration Will Consider All Options — Even Post Office Scheme (The Hill)
  • Road Lobby Arrives in DC to Push for Funding Fix (For Construction Pros)
  • Will Ridescout Revolutionize Transportation? (GovTech)
  • SEPTA Strike Could Paralyze Transit in Philadelphia Suburbs (Reuters)
  • 21 Young People Arrested in Protest for Low-Cost Transit Access in Boston (Boston.com)
  • What the Multi-Family Housing Boom Is Really About (CityLab)

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James Oberstar on the Future of U.S. Transportation Funding

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Minnesota Representative James Oberstar is perhaps the strongest advocate for transit on Capitol Hill. In a recent Q&A with the Kansas City Star, he shared his thoughts on how the financial crisis will affect federal investments in transportation: Transit currently receives about 20 percent of federal surface transportation funding.  Next year’s surface transportation authorization will […]

But What About the Highways-Transit Split?

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As transit fans and policy wonks digest the details of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar’s (D-MN) new proposal, one question is coming to mind: Does it change the typical 80-20 split in the percentage of funding that goes to highways versus transit? The short answer is, not really. While road programs got […]

Today’s Headlines

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Senate EPW Committee Unveils 6-Year Bill With No Funding Source (The Hill) How to Pay For the Bill? Not a Gas Tax Hike, Says Rep. Kevin McCarthy (The Hill) Repatriation Plan for Funding Transportation Gains Traction (The Hill) Senate More Generous With Amtrak Than the House (The Hill) Bill Sets the Stage for a Dramatic […]

Today’s Headlines

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Yesterday Marked the 21st Anniversary of the Last Gas Tax Increase (The Hill) How Denver Got Creative to Deliver on Light Rail (National Journal) … And How Denver’s Transit Success Could Offer a Template for Toronto (Toronto Star) Roll Call Interviews Foxx on Transpo Funding Commuting by Car Declining (Slightly) for the First Time in Decades […]

Today’s Headlines

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Congress in Recess But Chamber of Commerce Still Campaigning for Transportation (Hill) The Transit Tax Break, Victim of Partisan Gridlock (TranspoNation, Telegram) Congress “Bumper-to-Bumper” on a Transportation Bill (Austin Statesman) Tracing Politicians’ Positions on Transportation Funding to Campaign Contributions (MoneyLight) Medical Researcher Wants to Remind Policymakers: Transportation Is a Health Issue (UTSD) The New ‘Arms Race’ […]