Today’s Headlines

  • Midwestern high-speed rail backers propose $11.5 billion plan for 220-mph service (AP, Transport Politic)
  • D.C. Metro trains to run manually for up to a year following last week’s crash (AP)

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Today’s Headlines

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Oberstar is throwing his weight behind a three-month extension of transport law, but the Senate has its own 18-month plan ready, with a $20 billion price tag (CQ) Senate approves $122 billion transportation-housing spending bill, with $10.4 billion for transit (AP) California is banking on winning nearly half the Obama administration’s high-speed rail money (Reuters) […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Mode Switch

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This number from cartoonist Bob Lafay makes a good companion to last week’s news that some bike models are in short supply throughout New York City, perhaps reflecting the effect of gas prices on manufacturers’ inventories. The panic subsides once you start pedaling.

Today’s Headlines

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Foxx to Congress: “Show a Little Political Courage” on Highway Trust Fund (Reuters, The Hill) California Senate Leader Proposes Fuel Tax for Transit (AP) Foxx, Shuster, Boxer to Speak at Next Week’s AASHTO Event (Better Roads) In L.A., Feds Commit $670M to Light Rail Connector (L.A. Times) Study: Our Most Vibrant Cities Have the Greatest […]

Today’s Headlines

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Climate Bill Supporters Want to See Movement (Talking Points Memo) Washington State Lawmakers to Seek 10-Cent Gas Tax Increase (AP) Feds Fund Metro Greenway Trails for Denver (Denver Post) Quebec, Northeast U.S. Talk Rail Improvements (AP) Virginia Legislators Continue Sweating Over Transpo Compromise (WaPo) LaHood Announces Transit Funding for Glacier National Park (Missoulian) Transportation Policy […]

Give This Week and Levi’s Commuter Jeans Could Be Yours

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I’m pleased to announce that thanks to an outpouring of support these past two weeks, Streetsblog and Streetfilms are more than halfway to our goal of raising $25,000 by the end of the year. If you haven’t given yet and you value the high-impact reporting and videos that we produce day in and day out, […]