Transportation

Overcoming their differences, Republican leaders in both chambers agreed Wednesday to a three-month patch bill to continue transportation spending through Oct. 29. The bill must pass by Friday due to lack of funds in the Highway Trust Fund.
7 min ago   Wall Street Journal
Accompanying a bike commuter on his 50-mile ride to work, this article from <em>Outside</em> looks at the state of bicycle transportation today.
Feb 18, 2011   Outside
The idea of a federal infrastructure bank has been floating around Washington for years, and has recently gathered significant support. But with debates underway about the federal budget, some wonder whether the idea stands a chance.
Feb 18, 2011   National Journal
A new survey shows that the majority of Americans place high value on transportation projects, but even more of them say they're not willing to pay any more for it than they already do.
Feb 17, 2011   The Washington Post
Salt Lake City, Utah has rapidly expanded its public transit system. In this Q&A, Mayor Ralph Becker talks about making those investments and how well they have worked.
Feb 17, 2011   U.S. News And World Report
A new book suggests that airports can be the driving factor that creates vibrant global cities in the future. This review from <em>Metropolis</em> holds some doubts.
Feb 17, 2011   Metropolis
Eighteen companies from around the globe have formed a CarSharing Association to reduce car-ownership and promote a more sustainable transportation model.
Feb 17, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced that he will refuse $2.4 billion from the federal government to complete the Tampa-Orlando Intercity Rail Project.
Feb 17, 2011   the transport politic
When you look at Obama's $3.73 trillion, 2012 budget proposal, with EPA down 11% and HUD down 16%, one department stands out - transportation, increasing 68%. Yonah Freemark looks at some of the details in his transportation budget proposal.
Feb 16, 2011   theTransportPolitic
New York City's savvy transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan is using data-backed policy initiatives and local governance to boost bicycle and public transit facilities, despite a conservative media backlash.
Feb 16, 2011   AlterNet
A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that Hybrid vehicles were involved in a higher incidence rate of collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians compared to gasoline powered vehicles.
Feb 15, 2011   StraightOuttaSuburbia.blogspot.com