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 (
  • Living in the Heart of DC Could Be Cheaper Than the Outer Suburbs (Mobility Lab)


Today’s Headlines

It’s PARK(ing) Day Across the Country, From L.A. to D.C. China Hops on Board Plans for L.A.-to-Vegas High-Speed Rail (LA Times) Senators Grill FRA’s Feinberg on Rail Safety Deadline (NYT) Will Extra Transpo $$ Make Lawmakers Complacent? (The Hill) Foxx: We Need to Move on Southeast High-Speed Rail (News & Observer) Reps Push to Increase Transit Tax Benefit (The […]

Today’s Headlines

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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]