Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood publicly, if informally, urges states to "treat walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes" (DOT Blog)
  • Noise pollution alert: Opponents of health reform bill launch a "Honk No" protest (Newsweek)
  • Do higher gas prices, whether through external factors or tax hikes, actually depress Americans’ urge to drive? (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Gauging high-speed rail’s effect on Florida politics (The Takeaway)
  • The sector-by-sector climate change bill that looks likely to emerge from the Senate — with a new fuel tax — is leaving economists cold … (SolveClimate)
  • … but Big Oil continues to signal it’s okay with the idea (CQ)
  • China’s rapid economic growth is bringing major traffic problems with it, despite a new BRT system (NYT)
  • Road safety groups and speed-camera companies join together for new grassroots lobbying coalition (PARS Press)
  • Solar power is now available for urban renters (NYT)

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Sen. Kerry (D-MA) on yesterday’s climate bill rollout, in his own words (Grist) Bad sign for that climate bill? Obama statement calls it by the wrong name, citing House version instead (WH Press) Obama urges Senate to defeat auto dealers’ favorite provision in the pending financial reform bill (The Hill) How China is winning the […]

Barbara Boxer’s Transportation Bill: Same As It Ever Was

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The future of national transportation policy is pretty much like the present of national transportation policy, if the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has its way: underfunded and highway-centric. The bill released by Senator Barbara Boxer’s EPW Committee yesterday [PDF] rejects pretty much everything the Obama administration put forth in its bill, including permanent […]

Today’s Headlines

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The White House didn’t discriminate between GOP and Democratic governors in its high-speed rail spending … but it did hit the congressional politics on the nose (Greenwire) A new study urges controversial transition from the gas tax to one on vehicle miles traveled (Post-Gazette) An examination of the future of urban transportation, through the lens […]

Today’s Headlines

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Washington D.C.’s Metrorail: The nation’s second-most popular subway, driven into disarray by underfunding and poor management (WashPost) New York’s state Senate president urges fellow leaders to get on the high-speed rail bandwagon (Times-Union) A second hole appears in Tulsa’s I-44 bridge, rated "structurally deficient" by the feds (T. World) The latest trend in electric cars: […]