Recent Streetsblog USA posts about 2009 Transportation Bill

On Transpo Bill, Administration Wants Congress to Sort Out The Details

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At a networking event for young transportation professionals yesterday, a member of the Department of Transportation’s policy team offered insight into the Obama administration’s strategy as it attempts to reset the nation’s transportation polices. Federal lawmakers usually set transportation policy by authorizing a major spending bill every five or six years.  The last of these […]

Postcards From Our National Transportation Funding Meltdown

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At an event billed as a “town hall” held at USDOT headquarters yesterday, top department officials answered questions about the future of the nation’s road, rail, bus, and bike networks — even as the prospects of passing a comprehensive transportation reauthorization bill anytime this year appear as dim as ever. Already, reauthorization of the transportation […]

Frustration With Stop-Gap Transpo Funding Shows at DOT Town Hall

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Agency Expects Congress to Authorize Third Round of TIGER Grants U.S. DOT’s top leaders (save Secretary Ray LaHood) fielded questions about the next long-term transportation bill this morning as part of a “town hall” session at agency headquarters. The conference, the sixth and final stop on a national listening tour, was billed as a chance […]