Today’s Headlines

  • Highway projects (and transit ones, too) are stalling thanks to funding uncertainty in Congress (CQ)
  • Ford’s new electric car can "talk" to the grid to regulate power usage (AP)
  • D.C. transit’s summer woes continue (Balt. Sun)

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What Wasn’t in This Week’s Highway Trust Fund Patch

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Transportation’s make-or-break week in Washington has ended with a funding face-off postponed until fall, thanks to Senate passage of a short-term, $7 billion rescue for the nation’s highway trust fund. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo: PatersonOnline) The trust fund patch, designed to keep U.S. DOT dollars flowing to local road projects until September 30, keeps […]

New Stimulus Data: Road Funds 77% Under Contract, Transit at 74%

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As of the end of February, nearly $5.4 billion of transit stimulus money, or 74 percent, was under contract for projects in the 50 states and D.C., according to a Streetsblog Capitol Hill analysis of data released today by the House transportation committee. (Photo: DMI Blog) The success rate of transit stimulus spending was slightly […]

Who Cares About the Highway Trust Fund?

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Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is proposing today to make a small but crucial change in federal transit policy by requiring the nation’s Highway Trust Fund to keep the interest money it accrues, rather than give it up for the government’s general use. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) Photo: politicalkudzu.com. Which brings up an even more crucial […]