Today’s Headlines

  • Taxes Have Proved the Sticking Point for Transpo Bill (The Hill)
  • DC Metro Gets $150M in Senate Bill (WaPo)
  • Google Will Help Pinpoint Every Rail Crossing in America (NYT)
  • Will Anthony Foxx Make a Senate Run? (The Hill)
  • Not Relying on Feds, NC Plans for Controversial Privately Run Tolls (Bloomberg)
  • Oregon Governor Pulls Plug on Gas Tax Hike (Columbian)
  • Transit Solutions Needed for Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Sun)
  • Cyclists Have a Rough Ride in Philly Burbs (
  • Can Boston Create “Gold Standard” BRT? (CityLab)
  • Twin Cities Breaks Its Daily Bike-Share Mileage Record (KSTP)


Trio of Experts Urge Passage of Bipartisan Transportation Bill

The Senate is finally making progress towards passing their two-year transportation bill, but the big question seems to be what’s to come in the House — and not even the House knows. The uncertainty surrounding the House bill, and the threat it poses to the entire reauthorization process, has elicited an impassioned response from representatives […]

A Quick Guide to the State of Transpo Policy on Capitol Hill

Coming back to Streetsblog after a few months away, I needed to get up to speed on the latest with transportation-related legislation, and I thought some of you might too. Here’s what you need to know: Appropriations House Republicans passed a pretty terrible Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill last week, decimating […]

Coming Soon: A Senate Jobs Bill … With a New Approach to Transport?

The House disappointed more than a few transportation reformers last month in passing a major jobs bill with $75 billion for infrastructure but no merit-based funding or changes from the existing formulas for highways and transit. Senate Democratic No. 2 Dick Durbin (D-IL) (Photo: STLToday) Hopes for a more pathbreaking approach to what’s been dubbed […]

Boxer Delays Senate Climate Bill Until September

This was supposed to be a big week for action on climate change in the Senate — but it’s ending with Republicans rubbing their hands in glee as the Environment and Public Works Committee delays its unveiling of legislation on carbon emissions. Senate environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Photo: AP) As Reuters reports this […]

Road and Transit Groups Join Boxer to Push for Senate Jobs Bill

Representatives from Washington’s road and transit lobbies joined Senate environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today to call for swift passage of job-creation legislation that is slated for a vote in the upper chamber of Congress on Monday. Senate environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Photo: AP) Faced with the prospects of a GOP filibuster, […]