Today’s Headlines

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  • A reminder that transit, and trees, are better job creators than fossil fuels (Grist)
  • "Before calls for a gas tax increase become deafening, DOT needs some
    real reform of the way it does business, prioritizing projects of real
    significance and managing for successful outcomes" (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • A look at Portland’s $613m plan for bike infrastructure expansion (CSM)
  • Political blogger hit by government-owned SUV making illegal left turn — and hit with a jaywalking ticket while recuperating with broken knee (Daily Caller)
  • Crime plagues Detroit’s new transit center (Free Press)
  • Maryland budget analysts want to siphon off $60m in transportation funding, to the chagrin of state transport officials (Balt Sun)
  • A local editorial board urges Alabamans: Get on board with high-speed rail (Plainsman)

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Today’s Headlines

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Bad news for Big Oil in the White House budget, which seeks to axe $36.5B in subsidies — but will Congress go along? (TNR’s The Vine) That $100m jobs bill, including infrastructure, that the White House is hoping for? It might look considerably smaller once the Senate acts, perhaps this week (Politico) Georgia political heavyweights […]

Today’s Headlines

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EPA rolls out stronger new limits on smog, formed by a mixture of pollution from stationary and mobile sources (NYT) A look at the green job-creation potential of the next federal transport bill (Apollo Alliance via Grist) Oberstar cheers as Minnesota joins Safe Routes to School partnership (Review Messenger) How to redraw a new, more […]

Today’s Headlines

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New York Sen. Gillibrand, facing a possible primary challenge from Ford, pushes for more transit spending in the Senate’s coming jobs bill (NYDN) Washington D.C.’s Metro system begins a new era of federal government influence with the appointment of two new board members (WaPo) Could the president and VP’s mysterious trip to Florida on Thursday […]

Today’s Headlines

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The Wall Street Journal editorial board and its, uh, actual reporters don’t see eye-to-eye on the climate issue (Grist) Not a joke: Now that the developed world is consuming less of its oil, the Saudi government wants compensation (NYT) The White House economic recovery effort is slated to release its first round of job-creation estimates […]

Now Arriving: Transit-Oriented Development

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Much of the talk on the Streetsblog Network in the past few days, perhaps prompted by the recently concluded Congress for the New Urbanism conference, is about transit-oriented development. The real estate crisis, it seems, may finally be pushing the issue into the mainstream. Photo of housing near a new light rail line by Light […]