Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Campaign Contributions

New Investigation Finds 2,100 Transport Lobbyists Working the System

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Interest groups seeking to influence transportation policy-making have long flooded the capital with campaign cash and lobbyists — and their numbers are rising at an eye-popping rate. Nearly 1,800 interests are employing at least 2,100 transportation lobbyists to work the system in anticipation of the next federal infrastructure bill, according to a Center for Public […]

Know Your Transportation Lobbyists: Transit Beats Roads — Sort Of

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Transportation lobbying is a complicated universe, in which multi-issue environmental groups can be as active as organizations that exist only to influence infrastructure decision-making. But to shed some more light on a cast of characters that Streetsblog Capitol Hill began introducing last month, it’s worth exploring who represents Washington’s two largest transportation players and how […]

Flashback: Is Obama Flipping on Highway Corruption Laws?

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As Washington waits for the next federal transportation bill to emerge, Streetsblog Capitol Hill is taking a featured look at debates from the last congressional go-round that could impact the upcoming re-write. For today’s installment, let’s take a trip to New Jersey, circa late 2004. Before he was president, he voted to apply state anti-corruption […]