Today’s Headlines

  • Oberstar raises objections to funding strategy being used for Detroit’s light rail project, imperiling the proposal (Crain’s Biz)
  • The Senate environment committee hopes to start marking up its climate bill tomorrow — but that depends on Republicans’ abandonment of their threatened boycott (The Hill)
  • Congress officially extends the 2005 federal transportation law for another six weeks, putting off its decision-making process until Dec. 18 (JOC)
  • New study questions the effectiveness of Maryland’s landmark smart growth law (Wash Post)
  • L.A. trial is seen as test case for cyclists’ rights (Times)

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Delaware Gov Signs Bill to Protect Cyclists and Pedestrians

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Delaware governor Jack Markell signs the state’s vulnerable users law yesterday. Photo: WHYY Yesterday brought a big victory for street safety and traffic justice in Delaware, as Governor Jack Markell signed SB 269, the state’s vulnerable users law. Jeff Peel, writing on the League of American Bicyclists blog, explains: The bill, modeled after an Oregon […]