Today’s Headlines

  • Happy Dump the Pump Day, Everybody!
  • Reid: GOP Foot-Dragging on Transpo Bill Is a “Manufactured Crisis” (The Hill)
  • Paul Ryan: No Way No How Are We Raising the Gas Tax (WaPo)
  • A Bridge Collapse in La-La Land: Dems’ Nightmare Steels Their Resolve on 45-Day Bill Timeline (HuffPo)
  • “Queen of the Hill” Rule Could Pave Way for Lesser-Evil Funding Solutions (Roll Call)
  • Senators Propose New Agency Dedicated to Public-Private Partnerships (STL Public Radio)
  • Road Closures Delay Delivery of Stanley Cup Trophy (The Hill)
  • Freddie Gray’s Death Gives Baltimore Red Line New Life (Reuters)
  • New Cost-Sharing Plan Has States Paying More for Amtrak NEC Service (Philly.com)
  • Living in the Heart of DC Could Be Cheaper Than the Outer Suburbs (Mobility Lab)

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Senate Weighs $14B for Roads, $7.5B for Transit in Jobs Bill

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Senate Democrats huddled behind closed doors this afternoon to assess their options for a new job-creation bill, with one option of around $80 billion making headlines even second-ranked leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) warned that no details are set in stone. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) (Photo: STLToday) But as Democrats debate the wisdom of […]

Onward to the Senate

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Yesterday was a good day on Capitol Hill for the Streetsblog Network, as an amendment to the stimulus bill allocating $3 billion for public transit was passed by a voice vote on the floor of the House. Transbay Blog reminds us, though, that it’s no time to rest on our laurels: One chamber down, one […]

Senate Health Bill Approved: What it Means for Transportation

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After 14 months of drama, deal-making, and declarations of its demise, the health care legislation envisioned by President Obama and congressional Democrats finally cleared its biggest hurdle last night, with the House approving the Senate-passed measure on a 219-212 vote. Safe Routes to School programs, such as this one, could see a boost from the […]