Today’s Headlines

  • Unusually Harsh Winter Puts Extra Pressure on Scarce Funds for Pothole Filling (Forbes)
  • Federal Funding Crisis Could Mean Colorado Doesn’t Get to Widen I-25 (Coloradoan)
  • Teen Mom-Turned-Transit Guru: Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Wills SF’s Transbay Center Into Existence (Examiner)
  • Infighting Between DOT and MPO Could Cost Hawaii Millions (Honolulu Civil Beat)
  • Suburbs Want Light Rail, Minneapolis Demurs (Strib)
  • Amtrak Could Extend Service to Montreal (Recorder)
  • As Seattle Goes to War with Uber, San Antonio Cracks Down on Lyft (Gov Tech)
  • When Your Complete Streets Policy Is Accompanied By 70 Planned Road Widenings (Ottawa Citizen)
  • How Urban Nonprofit Bike Shops Change the Face of Bicycling (Governing)
  • Private British Company Making Inroads With France’s Fiercely National Rail Industry (Telegraph)

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What Wasn’t in This Week’s Highway Trust Fund Patch

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Transportation’s make-or-break week in Washington has ended with a funding face-off postponed until fall, thanks to Senate passage of a short-term, $7 billion rescue for the nation’s highway trust fund. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo: PatersonOnline) The trust fund patch, designed to keep U.S. DOT dollars flowing to local road projects until September 30, keeps […]

Flashback: Does the Government Owe Transportation $21 Billion?

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Welcome to Flashback, a regular feature at Streetsblog Capitol Hill looking back at past transportation policy debates that have the potential to impact the next congressional re-authorization — no matter when it occurs. For today’s installment, let’s start with an interesting comment that Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House transportation committee, made earlier […]

Bike and Ped Infrastructure Depends on Federal Funds, Too

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With all the kerfuffle in Washington right now over the federal transportation law and the crisis in the Highway Trust Fund, it seems like an appropriate time to be reminded of the role that federal dollars play in funding bicycle infrastructure. Today, Streetsblog Network member DC Bicycle Transportation Examiner has a post doing exactly that: […]

House to Move Tomorrow on $5B Highway Trust Fund Patch

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The House could take up a temporary rescue for the highway trust fund as soon as tomorrow, with $5 billion the most likely amount of funding, according to a Democratic leadership aide. That number exceeds the $3 billion sought by House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN), who had hoped for a bare-bones patch to […]

DeLauro Questions Obama Budget’s Infrastructure Fund Proposal

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Despite brought support for the concept of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) to help pay for major improvements to America’s built environment, including transportation, significant uncertainty still surrounds the questions of how the bank would work as well as what it would fund.  Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) (Photo: America2050 via Flickr) As Streetsblog Capitol Hill […]