Today’s Headlines

  • Cash-poor cities forced to sell off naming rights to transit lines and stations (Ad Age)
  • Will House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar’s (D-MN) long journey come to naught this year? A profile to tell the story (CQ)
  • Road-lobby chief calls for Washington to hike the federal gas tax (Baltimore Sun)
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), environment committee chairman, says her chamber to move on "its own" climate bill next month, casting doubt on whether she will indeed use the House-passed bill as a starting point (WSJ)

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Oberstar’s New Transportation Bill: Get The Highlights

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Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN), the House transportation committee chairman is set to brief reporters this afternoon on his $450 billion, six-year federal transportation bill — which he plans to pursue regardless of the Obama administration’s push for an 18-month extension of existing law. House Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) has a brewing battle with […]

Oberstar Stays Optimistic About New Transport Bill in 2010

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House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) today renewed his call for action on a new federal infrastructure bill before year’s end, using a hearing on the Obama administration’s stimulus law to urge passage of long-term legislation as well as a second round of short-term investment in roads, bridges, and rail. House transport committee chairman […]

Oberstar to Back 3-Month Delay in Transport Bill As Soon As Next Week

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House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) is readying a proposal to extend current infrastructure law by three months — 15 months less than the delay preferred by the White House — and could introduce the legislation as soon as next week, his office said today. House transport committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) (Photo: Capitol […]

Lawmakers Cross Party Lines on Transpo Funding as Debate Rages

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An 18-month extension of existing transportation law cleared the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today, but not before spirited debate on a proposal billed as a compromise with House members who remain strongly opposed to the Senate’s stopgap. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of theSenate environment committee (Photo: Politics Now) The "clean" re-upping of the […]