It’s been criticized from the left, but an environmental policy professor and former Bill Clinton advisor argues that the infrastructure compromise a major climate win (The Hill). Regardless of its merits, the deal is still a tough sell for both parties (NPR).
Yonah Freemark’s Urban Institute piece we posted about yesterday dovetails with a UNC-Charlotte study on how low-income workers are forced into neighborhoods far from jobs without access to transit, as well as another study highlighted by Gizmodo reinforcing the notion that the only way for cities to solve gridlock is to get more cars off the road.
The staff of Streetsblog join all Americans in honoring and mourning all those who have been taken from us through violence, war or other human failure today and every day. We'll be back tomorrow with our normal news digest.
Obama administration shifts housing-policy focus to renting, not owning (Globe) Is federal stimulus money getting to NYC’s transit projects quickly enough? (GlobeSt.com) Texas GOP gubernatorial rivals face off over transportation (Morn News) Kansas puts off a $28m road project due to Washington’s uncertainty over funding (KC Biz Journal) Cyclists hold fundraiser for Oberstar (Bike Retailer […]
We’re going to take today off to spend four hours on various trains, subways and feet to visit relatives in the country, but we’ll be back on Friday with a heaping dose of news leftovers. Enjoy your holiday.
Bike advocates thrilled with Oberstar’s transpo bill (The Hill) GM and Chrysler tell Congress not to mess with their dealership closure plans (AP) Bids for stimulus infrastructure projects coming in at surprisingly low amounts (GovExec) What the transit operating deficit hath wrought: an insufficient economic stimulus law (The Nation)