Today’s Headlines

  • House Democrats are eyeing a $450 billion price tag for their federal transportation bill but haven’t solved the revenue puzzle (WSJ)
  • Obama administration’s new climate change report says transportation will affect the warming planet … but the warming planet also will affect transportation (NYT)
  • Local transit agencies cheer the war spending bill for allowing them to use federal cash on operating costs (NYT)
  • Virginia becomes the last state to formally request stimulus money for transportation — four months after the economic recovery bill passed (WaPo)

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Senate to vote today on final approval of jobs bill that extends the 2005 transportation law until 2011 (MLive.com) Oberstar floats the idea of a taxpayer loan to the highway trust fund to pay for the next long-term federal transport bill (DC Velocity) A look at Pittsburgh’s efforts to join the urban sustainability vanguard (Post-Gazette) […]

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Federal Transportation Bill Moving in House (Trans. Issues Daily) Secretary LaHood Proposes Streamlining Transit Approvals (Cypress Times) High-Speed Rail for 80 Percent of Americans Is Still Goal (TranspoNation) Funding Transportation: Gas Tax vs. Tolls (WTOP) APTA Applauds State of the Union Despite Rail Snub (Hill) Accusations of Delay in Disclosing Chevy Volt Fires (NYT) Five […]

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Obama Preparing to Push Congress on Transportation Bills (The Hill, Reuters) Progressives Call on Obama to ‘Go Big’ in Jobs Bill (HuffPo) Somebody Tell GOP Leader Eric Cantor: Bike-share is Transportation (TBD) The Reason PlanMaryland Angers Local Government Is Also Why It is Important (Infrastructurist) Some See Bike Lanes as Expressways to Gentrification (Shareable) NJ Trains […]

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What Is Really Happening Behind Conference Committee’s Closed Doors? (Trans Issues Daily) Obama Administration Needs to Show More Leadership on Transportation (Politico) What Does the Transportation Bill Mean For Truckers? (Bismarck Tribune) Can CA High-Speed Rail Be Built Fast Enough to Avoid Risking Federal Dollars? (LAT, NBC) HSR: CA vs. NEC (Politico) Governors Want Transpo […]

APHA Tallies ‘Hidden Health Costs’ of Transportation Status Quo

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The nation’s transportation planning process fails to account for more than $200 billion per year in "hidden health costs" imposed by traffic and air pollution, according to a new report from the American Public Health Association (APHA) that maps the nexus between infrastructure and health care. Traffic brings with it billions of dollars in "hidden […]

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Cities around the nation eye Congress’ move to let stimulus money be used for transit operating costs (Seattle P-I, K.C. Star, Poughkeepsie Journal) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks George Will and his fuel-chugging ’98 Buick … (NYT) … while talking up a national infrastructure bank and reform for local MPOs (U.S. News) APTA spots the […]