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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Mark your calendar, ’cause the Senate climate bill hearings start on Oct. 27 (Politico) Some states are declining to post road signs that note when projects are being funded by federal stimulus money (NYT) Breaking down the Kerry-Graham op-ed on climate cooperation — is it really a "game-changer" or just a sign of unnecessary compromises […]

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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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LaHood affirms the recent assertion by House Speaker Pelosi: Congress is unlikely to raise the gas tax to pay for transportation legislation (Pantagraph) Local lawmakers are hunting for strategies to fund a proposed commuter rail link between the Poconos and NYC in the absence of a new long-term federal transport bill (P. Record) San Francisco […]

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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 […]

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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Purple toll lanes, overhead lane-use control signs, and more crosswalk time for pedestrians are all coming soon to a road near you, as the U.S. DOT makes its first update in six years to the nation’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (UPI) Did one affordable-housing nonprofit in New York City really get $156 million […]