Today’s Headlines

  • Transportation planner and engineer Dan Burden talks walkable design (Streetsblog NYC)
  • California high-speed rail could be built, and partly funded by, Beijing (NYT)
  • A must-read from Paul Krugman on the economics of environmental regulation (NYT)
  • Syndicated columnist Joe Conason: Without major new push to rebuild infrastructure, "the American future looks dim" (Star-News)
  • New Jersey Transit seeks to "modify" its proposed fare hike after riders rebel (NJ.com)
  • Community advocates mark the 75th anniversary of FDR’s Works Progress Administration by lobbying for congressional passage of legislation directly aiding metro-area governments with economic recovery (HuffPo)
  • Mississippi towns embrace complete streets (Grist)
  • Minnesota braces for busy construction season, including highway expansions (MPR)

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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: […]

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House Majority Leader Hoyer says Oberstar’s $450 billion six-year transportation bill should be fully paid for, but doesn’t mention how (Roll Call) Transit systems nationwide are turning to hybrid buses (NYT) Rush Limbaugh tells New York Times environmental reporter to "go kill himself and help the planet by dying" (Media Matters) A dismaying, if unsurprising, […]

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