Was Obama's top transportation achievement his decision to name Ray LaHood as U.S. DOT secretary? That's the argument Tanya Snyder makes in evaluating the President's hits and misses regarding transportation policy.
Nov 4, 2012 Streetsblog D.C.
At the <em>Transport Politic</em>, Yonah Freemark provides a comprehensive overview of the 'all-out ideaoligical battle' being waged by the House GOP against public transit.
Feb 6, 2012 the transport politic
Writing in <em>Grist</em>, Greg Hanscom's position is that under Obama's guidance, the Federal Government has shifted away from subsidizing sprawl and towards reviving cities. Agree?
Jan 19, 2012 Grist
In an unusual showing of agreement by both houses, it would appear that Congress will terminate funding for HSR in a bill that authorizes funding for the transportation department next year. The House hears the bill Nov. 17; Senate the next day.
Nov 17, 2011 AP via NPR
A key Senate subcommittee has appeared to have eliminated funding for high speed rail while preserving funding for Amtrak, highway, and transit. However, the full committee may not adopt these mark-ups. And then there are the changes the House makes.
Sep 22, 2011 Steetsblog Capitol Hill
Using a federal grant, New York City is studying the effects of a highway teardown not just on transportation but on housing, jobs, park access and quality of life.
Jul 22, 2011 Streetsblog
Congressional budget cuts spare some favorite programs of transportation reformers and smart growth advocates.
Apr 19, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Less money for highways, more for transit and "complete streets" - New Urban News takes a look at where the $1.5 billion TIGER grants are going.
Mar 16, 2010 New Urban News
Among the criteria for evaluating projects, livability is at the top, along with safety and economic competitiveness.
Dec 4, 2009 New Urban News email