Today’s Headlines

  • Ed Glaeser on Why So Much Infrastructure Spending Is Wasted (Vox)
  • Adie Tomer: It Will Take More Than Light Rail to Fix U.S. Transit (NextCity)
  • Anthony Foxx Says He Expects Automakers to Voluntarily Comply with New Safety Guidelines (Reuters)
  • Planners Will Try to Fix a Sprawling Section of Suburban Maryland (NYT)
  • Mexico Bets on Gondolas (Japan Times)
  • Gentrification and Bike Lanes — The Guardian Considers the Connection
  • Pedestrian Deaths Up 60 Percent This Year in Minnesota (Star Tribune)
  • Cleveland Will Test Connected Buses (Plain Dealer)
  • U.S.’s First “Dutch-Style” Unsignalized Intersection Installed at Texas A&M (TTI)

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Administration Will Investigate Whether NHTSA Is Too Close to Auto Industry (NYT, The Hill) Sen. Blumenthal’s Bill Would Shine Light on Overseer/Industry Ties (ABC) How the Rail Industry Funds Anti-CA HSR Rep. Jeff Denham’s Rise to Power (Modesto Bee) Charlotte Observer Takes a Look at How Former Mayor Foxx Is Doing at U.S. DOT WaPo‘s Dr. Gridlock on […]

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As environmental groups head to the White House for a meeting on the Senate climate bill, its unveiling pushed back by another week (Greenwire, Nat Jrnl) Democrats warn the Obama administration not to treat GM’s pension liabilities as its own (Det. News) House transportation committee members urge White House to roll back rule allowing Mexican […]

U.S. DOT Unveils Full List of TIGER II Winners

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The complete list of TIGER II grants has been released by U.S. DOT today, after members of Congress revealed many winners last week. In keeping with the department’s livability goals, the list is filled with transit projects (especially streetcar lines), efforts to bolster the country’s non-trucking freight network, and fix-it-first projects aimed at deteriorating roads […]

PA Gov Tom Corbett’s Transpo Funding Fix: A Tax on Fossil Fuel

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Oh, the lengths governors around the country will go to in order to avoid raising the gas tax. Recently we’ve seen Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell propose eliminating his state’s gas tax and replacing it with a sales tax, while Deval Patrick in Massachusetts went the more moderate but still disappointing route of calling for an income tax hike to pay […]