Recent Streetsblog USA posts about John McCain

Transportation Enhancements Program Beats Back Another Assault

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A Republican lawmaker purporting to be acting out of budgetary concern has, once again, taken aim at a popular active transportation¬†program — and, again, the Senate has rejected the effort. Senator John McCain¬†(R-AZ) today offered an amendment¬†that would have greatly restricted, but not reduced, funding for the national Transportation Enhancements program, which consumes just one-and-a-half […]

McCain & Coburn: Inadvertent Transportation Reformers?

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Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) are no fans of dedicated federal spending on cleaner transportation. From bike and pedestrian safety to local transit funds, the duo has made a habit of attacking non-road projects as wasteful "pork." Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Composite Photo: City-Data.com) And yesterday was no exception, as McCain and […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

On Election Eve, Reading the Transpo Tea Leaves

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Though we found plenty of fodder this election season, transportation policy never emerged as a consistent talking point in the presidential race. This is more than a little surprising, considering the sad state of American infrastructure and the importance of same to this country’s economic and strategic well-being. Then again, what kind of dialogue can […]

Newt Gingrich: I Vant to Suck Your Oil

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Before the financial meltdown severely undercut John McCain’s presidential ambitions, his campaign was giddy over the apparent success of its energy policy message: Drill, baby, drill! It is, after all, a simple sounding solution that appeals to politicians in love with the quick fix, oil companies desperate for access to new sources, and auto-dependent Americans, […]