Video: LaHood Answers Questions About Bike Lanes, Fuel Economy, and HSR

It’s no fireside chat, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been doing a series of video “dialogues” with people who submit questions online. Today’s installment is all about livability: one person asks what USDOT is doing to improve and expand bicycle infrastructure, another expresses excitement about high-speed rail expansion and asks about LaHood’s personal transportation habits, and another wants to know why all cars aren’t getting 60 miles to the gallon already.

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Streets Built For Bikes and Pedestrians Also Yield More Jobs

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Want to get the most job-creation bang for your infrastructure buck? Focus on meeting the needs of cyclists and pedestrians. A new study from the University of Massachusetts finds that bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects create 46 percent more jobs than road projects built strictly for cars. The findings are based on an analysis of […]