Today’s Headlines

  • You saw it first on S-blog Capitol Hill — but here’s more coverage of the Obama administration’s pitch for an 18-month extension of the current transportation law (Reuters, JoC)
  • University of Iowa begins field-testing the future of a VMT tax (Kansas City Star)
  • Oberstar’s home-state paper editorializes on his battle with the administration over transpo funding (Star Tribune)
  • A central piece of circuit was replaced on the D.C. Metro days before malfunctioning in last week’s crash (WaPo)

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New poll finds 83 percent of respondents supporting more federal funding for high-speed rail and transit (HNTB Press via @beyondDC) Investor Carl Icahn is forming a consortium to go after a share of the high-speed rail pie (AP) Federal transportation safety regulators call for national crash-resistance standards for transit cars (Bloomberg) How blue is your […]

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More local takes on the White House’s TIGER transportation grant program (Sun-Times, Oregonian, KC Star, WaPo, Tribune, Morn News, Star-Trib) How D.C. is dealing with the road repair demands caused by its recent Snowpocalypse (WaPo) Is transit scary for women? (Grist) Houston isn’t about to let San Francisco command the spotlight as the nation’s "electric […]

In Texas, One Newspaper Laments the Highway Lanes Not Built

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The Transportation Enhancements program, which requires states to set aside 10 percent of their federal transport money for new bicycle and pedestrian facilities, among other projects, turns 19 years old this year. But you’d almost never know it after reading Saturday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, in which the paper tallies — with no shortage of alarm […]

Driver Who Rammed Minneapolis Protestors Charged With Traffic Offenses

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The motorist who drove through a Minneapolis street protest last November, injuring a teenage girl, was charged with misdemeanor traffic offenses. According to the Star Tribune, Hennepin County officials brought three charges against 40-year-old Jeffrey P. Rice, of St. Paul, four months after he drove his Subaru directly into protestors following the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson-Michael Brown […]