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)


TIGER Restored, Transit Expansion Funds Cut in 2016 Spending Bill

As the House and the Senate get to work on hashing out a multi-year transportation bill in conference committee, Congress is also putting together its annual spending package for transportation. The annual bill decides the fate of several discretionary programs, and earlier this year it looked like US DOT’s TIGER grants, which tend to fund multi-modal projects at […]