Today’s Headlines

  • Feds Warn States About Pending Cutoff of Transpo Funds (The Hill)
  • Everyone Agrees There’s an Infrastructure Crisis, But No One’s Got a Solution (Transport Topics)
  • While Congress Resists Raising the Gas Tax, These States Are Going for It (National Journal)
  • Obama Nominates Greg Nadeau as Highway Chief (Executive Gov)
  • Seattle Weekly: Does Light Rail Inevitably Mean Gentrification?
  • What Residential Parking Spots Really Cost (CityLab)
  • Baltimore Sun: Why We Need the Red Line
  • Streetcar Could Come to the OC (LA Times)
  • Here’s What Happened When a South Korean Town Banned Cars for a Month (Co.Exist)


GAO: Transportation Spending an Investment With Uncertain Returns

Cross-posted from Mobilizing the Region, the official blog of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. A December study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that, well, there’s not much government accountability when it comes to how states spend federal transportation funds. Despite the existence of a federally mandated transportation planning process, the federal government offers no clear goals […]

Tonight: PBS on Transit, States, and the Stimulus

Streetsbloggers will want to tune in to PBS tonight for the latest installment in the Blueprint America series. At 8:30 (in New York), NOW will look at where all that stimulus cash is headed. Here’s the teaser: President Barack Obama’s stimulus money is nearly out the door and on its way to the states, but […]

Maryland on the Verge of a Fix for Transportation Funding Woes

Maryland is one of a growing number of U.S. states that’s found itself in a tough spot when it comes to transportation funding. The state blew through its transportation funds when it built a big highway project called the Intercounty Connector. Now, the state has so little money left that unless something changes, it won’t be […]