Today’s Headlines

  • Congressional field hearing in Chicago brings out the midwest’s biggest high-speed rail backers (WBAY)
  • Local D.C. urbanism blogger (and Streetsblog Network member) David Alpert to testify before congressional committee today on transit safety and funding issues (GGW)
  • GOP Rep. Petri backs VMT fee to ultimately replace the gas tax (Examiner)
  • One big winner in Europe’s volcano-induced aviation shutdown: reliable railways (Prog. Fix)
  • As transit protests come to Atlanta, the Georgia state legislature nears a deal on a referendum to raise sales taxes for new transport funding, with the GOP governor’s support … (Biz Chronicle)
  • … and St. Louis, home of the advocacy group sponsoring the protests, starts talks in restoring service cuts after voter approval of a new half-cent sales tax (Globe-Dem)
  • Infrastructure is about more than just shoring up roads and rails — and the nation’s food system also needs an overhaul (Grist)
  • D.C. government requires more parking spaces in new mixed-use development project, sparking concerns (Voice of the Hill via Yglesias)

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