Is the Obama administration really cutting New York’s transit security funding? Lawmakers say yes (AP), White House says no (AP) Senate climate bill, backed by capital’s biggest transport reform group, could undermine existing clean-air rules (MoJo Blogs) Gas tax remains a bugaboo, but Dems are pursuing an oil liability fee in wake of Gulf oil […]
House Democrats on track to approve more transportation spending as part of a December jobs bill, but health care is likely to postpone Senate action until 2010 (NYT) LaHood calls for a national crackdown on texting while driving — but doesn’t pick a side, legislatively speaking (WashPost) Missouri is on the verge of a transport […]
Kerry Unveils Revised Energy Bill (Business Green) Poll Shows Hickenlooper with Big Lead Over Rivals in CO Gov Race (TPM) Statehouse Reshuffling Could Torpedo Regional Climate Pacts (Politico) Oil Spill Update: Finally Some Relief From All That Vaguely-Violent Engineering Jargon (Time) Bevy of Lawmakers Break Ground on New Transit Center in San Francisco (Examiner) Meanwhile, […]
An oil-rich region of West Texas is about to get more than half a billion dollars in highway funds so it can continue to pump more crude and frack natural gas — perpetuating a cycle that is causing the destruction of human civilization.
The House transportation committee is holding a hearing today on "innovative financing" for infrastructure projects — a topic near and dear to lawmakers who continue to hunt for a politically feasible, sustainable strategy for funding a new six-year federal transport bill. Riders in Dallas, where a public-private partnership could be the ticket to a new […]
Procedural Wrestling Match Robs Sen. McConnell of His Plan to Foil Obama Jobs Bill (TPM) Obama, Again, Confuses “Functionally Obsolete” and “Structurally Deficient” (The Hill) LA Embraces Urban Street Design As Anti-Obesity Tactic (Atlantic Cities) New Jersey Town Becomes a Transit Village, Whether It Wants To Or Not (NYT) Chicago Struggles to Bring Transit to […]