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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LA Mayor’s Bold Plan to Fast Track Transit Expansion Gains Momentum (AP) OMG: Most Teens Still Text-and-Drive Despite Warnings (USA Today) Spill Bill Passes House; Republicans Will Likely Filibuster in the Senate (Politico, The Hill)  New Poll Queries Americans on Energy Views (Rasmussen) LaHood Watch: Light Rail Announcement Likely Today in Detroit (MLive.com)   Massachusetts Lags in Building Bike and Pedestrian Paths (Boston Globe) Could a Mileage Tax Ever […]

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New Bill Could Bring Airport-Like Security to U.S. Rail (Skift) Study: Personal Car Ownership Will Peak by 2021 (WaPo) Older Adults Are the Fastest-Growing Group of U.S. Drivers (Orlando Sentinel) Lawmakers Debate Fuel Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Standards (The Hill) Meet Some of DC’s Ex-Metro Riders (WaPo) House Bill Would Reimburse Federal Workers for Ride-Sharing (The […]

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Stimulus Draft, the Day After

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For everyone hoping that an $825 billion stimulus package might advance a visionary national agenda for sustainable transportation, yesterday’s release of a draft economic recovery bill didn’t deliver the goods. Nor did it include some pretty easy lifts, like the $1.7 billion for transit operations that the House approved in an earlier bill last summer. […]