Today’s Headlines

  • New York Real Estate Titan Richard LeFrak, a Trump Advisor, Wants to Raise the Gas Tax (CNBC)
  • If Trump Withdraws From Paris Accord, Elon Musk Says He’ll Cut Ties With White House (Verge)
  • Pittsburgh Goes Big With Its Planned BRT Line, Will Seek Federal Funding This Autumn (Post-Gazette, Trib)
  • Uber Burned $1 Million a Week in SF Alone, Giving Discounts for “UberPool” Paratransit Service (BuzzFeed)
  • Northern Virginia Metro and Commuter Rail Service Generate $600 Million in Annual State Tax Revenue (WTOP)
  • Oregon Legislature Reveals Transportation Funding Plan — And It Includes a Bike Tax (Statesman Journal)
  • After Years of Expanding Rail, Utah Struggles to Pay for Its Next Generation of Transit (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Suburban Atlanta Mayor Doesn’t Want Highway Expansion to Preclude Building Transit, Eventually (CBS 46)
  • Bills to Thwart Privately Funded Dallas-Houston HSR Fail to Clear Texas Legislature (Star-Telegram)
  • Little Rock, North Little Rock to Launch Bike-Share Next Spring With 200-Bicycle System (THV11)

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Politico Highlights Issues, Players to Watch in Transpo Policy in 2013 Conservative Groups Push Back Against Carbon Tax (The Hill) Amtrak Poised to Buy New Cars for Acela Service (The Hill, WSJ) LaHood: Federal Funding on Track for Detroit Transit Efforts (Detroit News) Sac Bee: It’s “Baffling” That Congressmen Want to Kill High-Speed Rail Tea Party-Linked […]

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16 Big Transit Projects That Would Be Toast Under Trump’s Budget (WaPo) Cuts Could Imperil Seattle Rail, Gateway Project, DC Metro (Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Washingtonian) How Cities Would Feel the Budget Pain (Curbed) Long-Distance Amtrak Routes Under Threat (Progressive Railroading) Trump Also Wants to Slash Transpo Funding in Rural Areas That Supported Him (Charlotte Observer) The Rail Line […]

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Feds Release $20M for DC Metro Repair Plan (WaPo) …As DC Cyclists Make Lemonade of the Service Cuts (CityLab) How 20 Years of Light Rail Have Transformed Dallas (Dallas Morning News) NJ Lawmakers Push Gas Tax Hike, Christie Doesn’t Buy Transit Funding Concerns (NJ.com, Press of AC) Should Seattle Burbs Help Foot the Bill for Light Rail Tunnel? (Seattle Times) […]

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Governors Don’t Expect Trump to Follow Through on Infrastructure Spending Talk (McClatchy, Hill) Caltrain Buys Time on Electrification While Waiting on Feds (SF Examiner) Indianapolis Approves Tax for Major Transit Expansion (Indy Star) Seattle Tops Nation in Growth of Transit Ridership (Seattle PI) Sacramento Wants to Shake Up Its 30-Year-Old Bus System (Sac Bee) Hawaii Senators Shoot […]