Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Today’s Headlines

7:53 AM EST on March 3, 2010

    • Road lobbyists accuse Obama of neglecting highways by promoting walkable development (Fleet Owner)
    • Blumenauer offers legislation authorizing $2 billion in competitive grants for local bike projects (Blumenauer Press)
    • A draft of the new Kerry-Lieberman-Graham climate proposal is expected this week, with revenue from their planned fuel tax going towards "transportation projects" (Greenwire)
    • The Bunning filibuster: symptomatic of a "political crisis" for transportation (Ctr for Public Integ)
    • Ed Glaeser maps a positive correlation between federal stimulus investment and lack of local population density, attributing the relationship to highway spending (NYT Blogs)
    • Auto dealers endorse GOP effort to block EPA emissions regulations, take issue with Obama administration's argument that such limits would preclude higher fuel-efficiency standards (Bloomberg, Murkowski Press)
    • In Virginia, GOP lawmakers successfully push to index the state gas tax to adjust to changing auto fuel efficiency (Times-Dispatch)
    • Topeka renames itself "Google, Kansas" in a bid to win coveted broadband deal (Cap-Journal)
    • Tampa mayor leads officials in a local push linking new transit with economic growth (Tampa Biz Jrnl)
    • Milwaukee high-speed rail plant expected to create hundreds of new jobs (WTAQ)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Monday’s Headlines Are All About Pete

From trying to avert a government shutdown to promoting rail safety, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is in the midst of a busy week.

September 25, 2023

What is the Life of a Dead Pedestrian Worth?

A Seattle police officer sparked outrage when he joked that the death of pedestrian Jaahnavi Kandula might be settled for as little as $11,000. Some families get even less.

September 25, 2023

Why Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled Matters

“Our job now is to prioritize solutions that mitigate the impacts of climate change while equitably improving quality of life. To do so we need to rethink how we build so Californians can drive less."

September 22, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Are Tired Out

Whether it's from degradation or the dust resulting from wear and tear, it's becoming increasingly clear that tire and brake emissions are harmful, perhaps even exceeding tailpipe emissions.

September 22, 2023

Study: What Road Diets Mean For Older Drivers

"After a road diet, all motorists seem to drive at a rate that feels comfortable to a mildly-impaired older adult."

September 22, 2023
See all posts