Today’s Headlines

  • House Ways and Means Committee joins the Senate in shutting the door on Rep. Jim Oberstar’s (D-MN) push for a new transportation bill (The Hill)
  • The field-testing of a future alternative to the gas tax kicks into high gear (AP)
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) calls for a second stimulus that’s targeted to infrastructure … (The Hill)
  • … as a new report shows that national infrastructure will drop this year, stimulus cash aside (Land Line)

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Today’s Headlines

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Mica to Propose $230 Billion Six-Year Bill, Rejects Senate Call For a Two-Year Bill (The Hill, WSJ) GOP Proposal Would Strengthen State Infrastructure Banks, Not Build a National One (Reuters) Let’s Make This Transpo Bill an Effective Climate Law (American Prospect, Switchboard) GOP Would Rather See a Bridge Fall On Your Head Than Pass a […]

The 2009 Capitol Hill Streetsies: And the Nominees Are …

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The year-end Streetsie Awards are a time-honored tradition at Streetsblog — check out New York’s first round of honorees, hot off the presses today — and Capitol Hill certainly has provided plenty of material. Without further ado, here are the nominees for Washington’s brightest and bleakest moments of 2009. Winners will be announced on New […]

Senate Climate Bill Would Send $6B-Plus to Cleaner Transportation

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Transportation would receive more than $6 billion of the revenue generated by selling carbon emissions permits to fuel providers under a new Senate climate bill introduced today by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), left, Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), center, and John Kerry (D-MA), right, began their climate talks in […]