Transportation Legislation

April 27, 2011, 12pm PDT
States and local governments across the U.S. are adopting strong complete streets policies, reports the National Complete Streets Coalition. The new report rates written policies on the strength of their inclusion of a list of policies.
Switchboard Blog
July 25, 2009, 11am PDT
The federal transportation bill seems unlikely to pass any time soon, according to legislators. They have yet to reach any consensus about the mechanisms for funding the bill.
The Wall Street Journal
May 15, 2009, 8am PDT
Legislation is being introduced in Congress to guide the course of the next five years of federal transportation spending, focusing on reducing per capita vehicle miles traveled and decreasing truck freight shipping.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2009, 5am PST
This piece from <em>Bloomberg</em> architecture critic James Russell calls for a unified approach to building the nation's transportation infrastructure.
Bloomberg
January 22, 2009, 1pm PST
In Oregon, transportation officials are set to vote on an ambitious list of transportation projects that they hope will garner funding when Congress allocates transportation money this year.
The Oregonian
December 8, 2008, 9am PST
<em>National Journal Magazine</em> has asked it's team of political insiders/bloggers to give their thoughts on how the next federal transportation bill should be written.
National Journal
Blog post
October 1, 2007, 6pm PDT

To paraphrase the New York Times' summation of the Anaheim Angels' rhetorical exodus to Los Angeles a few years ago: some ideas are so stupid that you just have to stand back and watch. To that I would add, some things are so stupid that they deserve derision no matter how long ago they occured. Though it crawled out from the Senate floor in the summer of 2005, SAFETEA-LU -- the $240 billion federal transportation bill -- has, for the past two years, gotten off way too easy.

Josh Stephens