Today’s Headlines

  • Heads up to D.C. area readers: Today is the grand opening of the BikeStation, a new outpost for bike commuters and recreational riders (NPR)
  • Shocker: When "cash for clunkers" evaporated, so did U.S. automakers’ sales gains (CNN)
  • Transportation fatalities were down 10 percent in 2008, according to federal safety regulators (Prog. Railroading)
  • A must-read for Californians: Why the Senate climate bill is really Kerry-Boxer, not Boxer-Kerry (Grist)
  • Mountain bikers make their voices heard on Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-MT) Montana wilderness legislation (New West)

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Kerry, Hutchison, and Warner Introduce New Infrastructure Bank Bill

|
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), along with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) just announced that they’re introducing the BUILD Act today, which would create a national infrastructure bank. They’re proposing to start the bank with $10 billion of seed money that would leverage hundreds of billions of dollars, according to their […]

Senate Climate Bill Delayed for Second Time

|
Underscoring the growing intensity of the message war over climate change, Senate environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said in a joint statement this afternoon that they would delay the unveiling of their carbon-emissions legislation until late September: Because of Senator Kennedy’s recent passing, Senator Kerry’s August hip surgery, and […]

Senate Climate Bill Leaks: The Good News and Bad News for Transport

|
The Senate’s climate change legislation will finally make its debut tomorrow, courtesy of environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and foreign relations committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA). But the Washington Post has already obtained a "close-to-final" version of the bill [PDF], which provides some details but leaves unanswered the key question of how much aid […]