Today’s Headlines

  • High-Level Talks Begin to Re-Start Plans for NY/NJ Hudson Rail Tunnel (NYDN, AP)
  • Sen. Carper Introduces Bill to Raise Gas Tax By 16 Cents, Offset the Hit to Poor Families
  • Traffic Fatalities Spike: Because of Distracted and Drunk Driving? Or Cheap Gas? (WDTN, Jalopnik)
  • Feds About to Release Results of Safe Truck Parking Investigation (LandLine)
  • Waze Can Be Useful to Traditionally Data-Challenged State DOTs (Des Moines Register)
  • Let’s Stop Whining About Downtown Parking Shortages (CityLab)
  • Livability Advocates Discuss Ways to Make Roads Safer for Everyone (WBUR)
  • Bolwerk

    Would a gas tax increase even hit poor families? Seems to me gas prices are well high enough where they would just eat into the profits of petroleum companies.

    (Of course, that’s probably always been the real reason “no higher gas taxes” gets such political play anyway.)