Today’s Headlines

  • Ahead of tomorrow’s Toyota hearing in the House, lawmakers take aim at the company’s — and the government’s — safety record (Free Press)
  • LaHood says the Ohio River Bridges Project, which features tolling as a possible revenue raiser, could be in line for second round of TIGER aid or other federal funding (WAVE-TV, Courier-Journal)
  • Do the first round of federally supported high-speed rail corridors have a shot at stealing riders from airlines? (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Pennsylvania has no plan to close the $450B transportation budget gap that would result from a federal rejection of its bid to toll I-80 (Inquirer)
  • More on why the freight industry has a lot to love in the Obama administration’s high-speed rail push (DC Velocity)
  • Louisianans still pushing for high-speed rail link between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, over the objections of Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) (
  • Virginia legislators endorse a plan to direct offshore oil-drilling revenue to transportation (Times-Dispatch)
  • Wisconsin legislators promoting the creation of new regional transit authorities to spur investment (Cap Times)
  • NYC entrepreneur finds success with bike-donation program that benefits developing nations (NYU Livewire)


Now Open for Bids: The Fourth Round of TIGER Grants

Transportation leaders, take your best shot. Applications are being accepted for $500 million in federal funding through the fourth round of U.S. DOT’s TIGER grants. DOT has renewed its commitment to this groundbreaking program, which awards money on a competitive basis to projects that have the potential to make a “significant impact on the nation, […]

Parking Madness Elite Eight: Washington vs. Federal Way

The parking crater pretenders are gone and the competition is heating up as we enter the second round of Streetsblog’s fourth annual Parking Madness tournament. Eight echoing voids remain in the running for the Golden Crater. Today’s match features two very intense but very different parking disasters. Let’s dig in. Federal Way This is Federal Way, Washington, a city of about 90,000 residents between Seattle […]

A Safety Fail From the Federal Railroad Administration

On the Streetsblog Network today, Systemic Failure highlights an obscure federal regulation that makes walking and biking less convenient. At issue is the Federal Railroad Administration’s requirement that trains to sound their horns when approaching a site where tracks intersect with a road. Pseudonymous author “Drunk Engineer” explains how this seemingly innocuous regulation actually degrades […]

Parking Madness: Federal Way vs. Montreal

We’re just getting started with Parking Madness 2016 — our annual hunt for North America’s worst parking craters. So far, Washington, D.C., and Rutland, Vermont, have advanced to the second round. Today’s matchup pits the Seattle suburb of Federal Way against the pride of Quebec — Montreal. It’s the second Canadian parking crater in this year’s competition, reminding us that the United […]

Today’s Headlines

DeFazio takes aim at Obama administration’s lack of progress on new long-term federal transport bill (Roll Call) As White House publishes final version of its auto fuel-efficiency standards, the clock starts ticking for industry lawsuits (Greenwire) Drum Major Institute’s Moroz calls for a stronger federal urban policy (Times-Union) Bay Area columnists take aim at proposed […]