Today’s Headlines

  • Obama administration pressing governors to ensure minority and female contractors have equal access to transportation stimulus aid (McClatchy)
  • Battle heats up over federal approval for tolling on Pennsylvania’s I-80 (Times-Herald)
  • North Carolina transit taking a $470m hit during the recession (News-Observer)
  • Senate clears hurdle towards approval of massive transportation-centric spending bill… (Politico)
  • … which includes money for Minnesota’s Northstar commuter rail (SC Times)
  • Local foe of Florida rail legislation alleges politicization of the process (Ledger)
  • Car-free cities: A European update (Guardian)

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House Votes on Transportation Spending: Track it Live

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While how to pay for future transport programs takes center stage in the House today, another crucial debate is going on over approval of next year’s U.S. DOT budget. The full House is set to vote this afternoon on the $123 billion transportation and housing spending bill for 2010, with a series of amendments okayed […]

Livable Streets Projects Getting Hung Up in Budget Bureaucracy?

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From today’s Crain’s Insider: The city is weighing a new set of street design guidelines that would make installation of pedestrian-friendly elements, like curb extensions, easier. The Department of Transportation has developed a number of new street and traffic plans in Madison Square Park and other places around the city. But each one requires special […]