With primaries in North Carolina and Indiana less than a week out, Barack Obama seems to have taken Streetsbloggers’ advice with this ad explaining why a suspension of the federal gas tax, as called for by Hillary Clinton and John McCain (among others), is a sham. It’s a masterful spot: the swelling orchestral score, the […]
New uptick in female drunk driving prompts action from U.S. DOT (CBS) Gov. Bobby Jindal’s high-speed rail hypocrisy (ThinkProgress via Yglesias) Lack of will in Washington to raise the federal gas tax prompting Arkansas to consider a hike (Ark. News) Florida governor’s office fires back at House transport committee: We’re chasing the stimulus money as […]
As France develops its high-speed rail network, the areas around stations are treated not just as transportation initiatives but as city-building projects. This discussion centers on how public agencies plan high-speed rail station areas in France, integration of the stations into districts as a whole, and the importance of a comprehensive vision for integrating transportation and land use in the station district.
Map of the proposed midwest high-speed rail system. (Photo: TrainWeb.org) Congress agrees that the White House’s ambitious high-speed rail plan should be funded next year — but the House is pushing for $2.8 billion more than the Senate, setting up a high-stakes battle that rail advocates want the House to win. Enter the Midwest High-Speed […]
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is a powerful advocate for high-speed rail funding. (Photo: Listings Foreclosures) During an appearance in Michigan today to promote the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a potentially prescient prediction about the regions vying for federal help to build inter-city high-speed rail. Per the Detroit News, […]