Today’s Headlines

  • Will the Senate Cave to the House’s Transpo Bill? (The Hill, Fiscal Times)
  • Streetcars Winning Chase for Federal Transit Funds (Roll Call)
  • Maryland Opens Bidding for Purple Line (WaPo)
  • Transit Agencies Get Creative With Real Estate By Rail Lines (WSJ)
  • NACTO Guide Gives Minneapolis Flexibility (MinnPost)
  • High-Speed Rail Could Link Twin Cities, Rochester (AP)
  • Tucson Streetcar Carried 3,500 Riders on First Day (Tucson Sentinel)
  • Sales Tax Vote Could Bring Light Rail, Other Transit Upgrades to Tampa (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Guardian UK: It’s Tough to Right-Size Density
  • Public Ridesharing Thrives in Birmingham, But Uber Might Be Blocked (AL.com)

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Liberal Think Tank Criticizes Attempt to Kill Federal Gas Tax (The Hill) Biden Talks Infrastructure in Granite City (AP) Key Supporter Flip Flops on California High-Speed Rail (SF Chron) Tampa Transit Campaign Leader Resigns Under Tea Party Pressure (Tampa Bay Times) Dedicated Lanes Helped Pre-War Streetcar Lines Survive (Next City) Three New Jersey Cities Plan […]

Despite December Agreement, DC Streetcar Won’t “Buy America” After All

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Back in December, Clackamas, Oregon-based United Streetcar won an $8.7 million contract to build two vehicles for Washington, DC’s streetcar system, currently under construction. The timing could not have been better for House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Nick Rahall, who had just introduced legislation to tighten “Buy America” requirements on future transportation investments. […]