Today’s Headlines

  • McConnell and Boxer Release Bill Just in Time to Get It Shot Down — For Now (National Journal, Politico)
  • Bill Proposes Selling Oil From Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Assumes 90% Rise in Oil Prices (The Hill)
  • Here Are the Other Pay-Fors in the McConnell-Boxer Bill (The Hill)
  • Foxx: Failure to Build Tunnel Under the Hudson “Almost Criminal” (Capital New York)
  • Maryland Officials Searching for a Lower-Cost Alternative to the Red Line (WBAL)
  • Rhode Island Gov Ousts Top Transportation Officials (AP)
  • Flooding Reveals Vulnerabilities in California Bridges (AP)
  • Motor City Has 170 Miles of Bike Lanes (Model D)
  • The Suburban Office Park Is Joining the Shopping Mall in the Junk Heap of Architectural History (WaPo)
  • Low-Density Zoning Makes Public Education an Asset of the Wealthy (District MeasuredVox)
  • Mileage-Based User Fees Won’t Work If You Don’t Plan for Inflation (Tax Justice)

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Live-Blogging the Senate Transportation Extension Debate & Vote

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The House of Representatives passed a 90-day extension of transportation programs by a vote of 266-158 shortly before noon today. The Senate passed it soon after by an unrecorded voice vote, but only after several Democrats tried (unsuccessfully) to replace the extension’s text with that of their own two-year reauthorization bill. The extension is now […]

Today’s Headlines

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Ford, Nissan, Tesla will get $25 billion in loans today from the Obama administration for retooling factories to produce electric cars (Detroit Free Press) Nine killed in Washington Metro crash, the system’s worst accident in history (NYT) Lawmakers trek to Pittsburgh to talk up high-speed rail possibilities (Business Times) Construction and highway lobbies backing Oberstar’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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Coburn Compromises, FAA & Surface Transpo Extension Passes Senate 92-6 (Politico, The Hill) Mica: These Must Be the Last Extensions For These Bills (T & I) Obama Picks Crumbling Bridge in Boehner/McConnell Territory to Make Infrastructure Pitch (TPM) Hey Drivers: You’ll Like Transit More Than You Think You Will (It’s Psychologically Proven) (Atlantic Cities) Shocker: […]

Today’s Headlines

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First House, Now Senate: Another Transpo Spending Bill Sinks (Politico, Transpo Issues Daily) How McConnell Went Up Against Collins to Block the Bill (Politico, The Hill) NRDC‘s Deron Lovaas’ Seussian Take on the Failed House Bill: “Oh, the Places You Won’t Go” … But Boehner Thinks Votes Are There for September (The Hill) Foxx Talks About […]

Boxer and Inhofe Say Transportation Bill Almost Ready, Funding Still TBD

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Two leading Washington lawmakers assured reporters Wednesday that a long-term transportation bill is coming, but provided little in the way of details. Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, respectively, held a press conference Wednesday featuring a line-up of construction and labor […]

Today’s Headlines

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The war of words between House and Senate transportation leaders continues … (Roll Call) … as Boxer and the Senate show signs of giving more to transit in their climate bill (Wash Indy) U.S. DOT’s latest round of transpo stimulus cash helps move Detroit towards ferry service (Free Press) Voinovich may be transpo stalwart, but […]