Today’s Headlines

  • Trump Budget Director: Infrastructure Plan Is Actually $200 Billion, Won’t Be Ready Until Autumn (Bloomberg)
  • James Ray, Bush-Era US DOT Official, Returns to Agency as Senior Advisor on Infrastructure (Hill)
  • Greenspan: Feds Can’t Afford Infrastructure Spending, Should Cut Social Security and Medicare Instead (CNBC)
  • Meanwhile: Indiana GOP Agrees on 10-Cent Gas Tax Increase, Opens Door to Interstate Tolls (Indy Star)
  • Study: Tech Firms Stand to Benefit If They Move Closer to Silicon Valley’s Caltrain Stations (SF Chron)
  • WMATA GM: Metro Needs New Regional Revenue Source to Generate $500 Million Annually (WAMU)
  • Gov. Larry Hogan, Who Cancelled Baltimore’s Red Line, Blasts Judge Holding Up Suburban Purple Line (WTOP)
  • Wind Turbines to Power Seattle Light Rail; Gasoline to Continue to Power Almost All Automobiles (Seattle Times)
  • San Diego Union-Tribune Offers Advice to Team Trump on How to Kill California HSR
  • This Scranton-Area Official May Be the Most Anti-Bike Politician Imaginable (Times-Tribune, Fox 56)

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Trump Tries to Convince Investors His Infrastructure Plan Is Legit (Reuters) Boston’s Green Line Cleared to Award Construction Contracts This Fall (Boston Globe) Bertha Is Almost Done Boring Seattle’s Big, Expensive, Wasteful Highway Tunnel (Seattle Times) Seattle Moves to Curb the Power of NIMBY Homeowners (NextCity) Study: One in Four Drivers Who Crash Were Using the Phone […]

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It’s Official: Trump Taps Ben Carson and His Non-Existent Housing Experience to Run HUD (Politico) Whatever Trump Does, Mayors Will Act on Climate Change (Scientific-American) Seattle Is Building a Lot of Apartments But Not a Lot of Parking Spots (Seattle Times) LaHood and Rendell Pitch Infrastructure Spending in The Hill Feds Target Sleep Apnea in Wake of Hoboken […]

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Far-Right Freedom Caucus Expected to Play Key Role in Infrastructure Fight (The Hill) NatGeo Keeps a Running Tally of How Trump Is Changing the Environment Seattle Sales Tax for Transit Takes Effect; Bike-Share Goes Kaput (Seattle Times, Bicycling) DC Tries to Involve Whole Region in “Vision Zero” Effort (WaPo) Atlanta Transit Braces for More Riders After I-85 Collapse […]

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Work Going on Behind the Scenes on Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan (The Hill) Trump Team Wants to Use Arbitration to Speed Infrastructure Projects (Reuters) If the EPA Eases Emission Standards, California’s Prepared for a Fight (SF Chronicle) Seattle Will Replace Elevated Highway With Highway Tunnel + 8-Lane Surface Speedway (Seattle Times) Detroit’s M1 Rail to […]

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Governors Send Trump Wish List of Infrastructure Projects (McClatchy) Can Trump Actually Deny Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities? (AP) California Republicans Want White House to Block Money for High-Speed Rail (LA Times) What Diplomats and Urbanists Can Learn From Each Other (CitiScope) Will a Fossil Fuel-Friendly White House Affect Car Ownership Declines? (Curbed) Philly’s Transit Car Shortage […]

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Governors Give Trump List of 428 “Shovel-Ready” Infrastructure Projects (WaPo) California Transpo Head Presses for High-Speed Rail Despite GOP Resistance (Biz Journal, Railway Age) Rural Republicans Have Doubts on Private Funds for Infrastructure (Hill) Tensions Peak Between Pittsburgh, Uber (Quartz) Uber, Zipcar Team Up on Car-Share (USA Today) Are Americans Driving Less Because They’re Becoming Shut-Ins? (CityLab) Study to […]