Today’s Headlines

  • House Cuts to Transit, Amtrak Not Deep Enough for Heritage (The Hill)
  • … These Are the Republicans Who Fought Against Those Cuts (The Hill)
  • Bill Shuster: We Can Pass a Long-Term Transpo Bill This Year If We Lower Corporate Taxes (WABE)
  • State DOTs Rebuffed For Using Wildly Inflated Traffic Forecasts to Justify New Highways (Vox)
  • Gillibrand Wants to Restore Federal Funding for Local Bridges (LandLine)
  • Southern California HSR Opponents Fear Tracks Would Divide Communities (Daily News)
  • Toronto’s Chief Planner Wants to Tear Down the Gardiner Expressway — Here’s Why (CityLab)
  • LADOT’s Seleta Reynolds: City Planners Need to Partner Better With Communities (Crosscut)
  • “Our Charming Downtown Is Turning Into a Bike Parking Lot” — And They’re Charging For It (MarinScope)
  • Driverless Cars a Mere 5-10 Years Away? Don’t Believe It (Crikey)
  • Advice on Biking With Your Kid, From a Car-Free Parent (Chicago Mag)
  • Bolwerk

    Once driverless cars are a reality, all the freedom car culture has eroded will come roaring back. True fact!

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Obama Administration Working on Its Own Six-Year Transportation Bill

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Mica to Propose $230 Billion Six-Year Bill, Rejects Senate Call For a Two-Year Bill (The Hill, WSJ) GOP Proposal Would Strengthen State Infrastructure Banks, Not Build a National One (Reuters) Let’s Make This Transpo Bill an Effective Climate Law (American Prospect, Switchboard) GOP Would Rather See a Bridge Fall On Your Head Than Pass a […]

Senate Climate Bill Would Send $6B-Plus to Cleaner Transportation

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Transportation would receive more than $6 billion of the revenue generated by selling carbon emissions permits to fuel providers under a new Senate climate bill introduced today by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), left, Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), center, and John Kerry (D-MA), right, began their climate talks in […]