Today’s Headlines

  • European ash cloud prompting push for better rail systems (Reuters)
  • $48B in transport funding now available to states, about a month after Congress officially extended the 2005 transportation law until next year (DOT Press)
  • Conservatives blast Oberstar’s new proposal to strengthen oversight of public drinking water supply (ATR Press, Daily Caller)
  • General Motors repays $4.7B in outstanding bailout loans to the Treasury five years ahead of schedule (Reuters)
  • Recovery schmecovery: many urban areas still shedding jobs (MSNBC)
  • Illinois transit officials join project planning for future toll roads (Sun-Times)
  • San Francisco explores street paving technology that aids in water conservation (Streetsblog SF)
  • Salt Lake City unveils new "complete streets" redesign plan (SL Tribune)

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House Transpo Bill Turns Communities Into Collateral Damage

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There’s been a lot of analysis and explanation of how bad the House transportation bill is from a policy standpoint. This proposal takes sound transportation policy, covers it with oil, sets it on fire, and then dances on the ashes. It’s also important to remember this transportation bill would make life worse for millions of […]