Trump’s Tax Proposal, Out Today, Likely Includes Infrastructure Spending Modeled on 2015 Band-Aid (Politico) NYC Real Estate Moguls Advising Trump Talk Up Leasing Infrastructure to Private Firms (NY Post, Real Deal) The Economist Looks at the Promise and Pitfalls of Using Private Capital for Public Projects Recent Penn Station Meltdown Shows What Happens When Congress Systemically Underfunds Amtrak […]
Amy Klobuchar: Trump Should Negotiate With Democrats to Secure Infrastructure Deal (Hill) WMATA GM Tries to Convince Politicians to Support (and Fund) His Blueprint for Fixing Metro (WAMU) AJC Columnist: Atlanta Suburb’s Protected Bike Lanes Make It Harder for Me to Drive Through Quickly Portland’s Bike-Share System Looks at Ways to Include Disabled Riders (LA Times) Virginia and Arizona Compete […]
A massive new study of commuters in the United Kingdom reveals that people who bike to work tend to live longer and are at lower risk of heart disease and cancer. While the study establishes correlation but doesn't prove causation, the size of the sample and the magnitude of the effects strongly suggest that biking to work can yield major health benefits.
Chao Offers No Promises About Federal Funding for Boston’s Green Line Extension (Boston Globe) GOP State Legislators Urge Chao to Kill Funding for Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail (Star Tribune) Ohio Business Leaders Want Trump to Fund $1 Billion Highway Expansion from Canton to Pittsburgh (Crain’s) Boston Cyclists Say It’s Time for Less Talk, More Action on City’s […]
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 […]