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!


House Appropriators Leave TIGER, HSR Out of Next Year’s Budget

It’s always confusing when, in the middle of endless bicameral hand-wringing about transportation spending, the House Appropriations Committee puts out a budget for transportation without much ado. That’s what they did today. The Transportation and HUD Subcommittee will vote tomorrow on its draft budget, released today, in preparation to send it to the full Appropriations Committee. The […]

Today’s Headlines

Mayors Call for Action from Congress on Long-Term Transpo Bill (Fast Lane) Obama Also Wants to See a Long-Term Bill During His Final Months in Office (The Hill) Will Resurrection of the Ex-Im Bank Be Part of the Transpo Bill? (Politico) In DC, Faster Service for One Metro Line May Mean Cuts for Others (GGW) Amtrak […]

The Latest Target of House Spending Cuts: EPA’s Smart Growth Office

For much of this week, the House has been debating next year’s appropriations bill for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. The bill includes harsh cuts to many key safety and environmental programs, including the EPA’s Smart Growth Office. According to the Obama administration’s statement of policy on the bill, “The bill terminates funding for EPA’s Smart Growth […]

You Count on Streetsblog. We’re Counting on You, Too.

Things are about to get crazy in the transportation arena here in D.C. Some would say things are already pretty crazy. But just wait: We’ve got a monumental fight over the debt ceiling coming up and with it, a Republican push for massive budget cuts that will make the last round look like a mere […]

Senate Strips High-Speed Rail Funding

The Senate’s transportation budget proposal is still under wraps, but we’re getting some clues about what’s in it. This morning, a subcommittee marked up the transportation and HUD appropriations bill, and the full committee will consider it tomorrow afternoon. Only after that will the draft bill be released. During this morning’s subcommittee markup, though, a […]