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Don’t Look Now, But the House Amtrak Bill Actually Has Some Good Ideas
Talking Headways: Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Redux
US DOT Awards 72 TIGER Grants, But the Program Remains in Jeopardy
Why the Next Fight Over Bike/Ped Funding Won’t Be Like the Last
Foxx: New U.S. DOT Bike/Ped Initiative “Critical to Future of the Country”
“Trick Out Your Trip” With ioby and TransitCenter
How Vancouver Designs Intersections With Bike Lanes to Minimize Conflicts
One Dad’s Twitter Photo Essay on His Daughter’s Perilous Walk to School
Talking Headways: Jeff’s Milkshake
How Should Streetcars and Bikes Interact?
FHWA Gleefully Declares That Driving Is Up, Calls for More Highway Spending
Expanding the Mission of “Safe Routes to School” as Kids Return to Class
TransitMix: A New App for Your Fantasy Map
Is Your City a Great Place to Raise Kids? Could It Be?
Are Children Parasites on Cities’ Finances?
Talking Headways Podcast: Crown Prince of Fresh Air
Will the Supreme Court Help Amtrak Run Its Trains on Time?
Talking Headways Podcast: Zoned Out
Turning a Suburban Retail Bus Stop Into a Place People Want to Go
Uber and Lyft Take a Step Toward Real Ride-Sharing
At Transpo Town Hall, Sec. Foxx Pushes for Local Control, Full Funding
Missouri Says No to Amendment 7′s Monster Tax Hike for Roads
Study: People in Low-Income Areas More Likely to Be Killed While Walking
Talking Headways Podcast: Poor Door Von Spreckelsen
Congress Hits the Snooze Button on Transpo Funding Until May
“Safe Routes” Goes Global With the Model School Zone Project
Time’s Up: 6 Things to Know About Today’s Transpo Showdown (UPDATED)
How One-Day Plazas and Bike Lanes Can Change a City Forever
FHWA to Engineers: Go Ahead and Use City-Friendly Street Designs
A New Take on Hitch-Hiking Brings Real Ride-Sharing to Small Town USA
Talking Headways Podcast: Square Footage
Getting Rural Kids Walking and Biking: A Case Study From Northeast Iowa
Answers to Your Top 6 Questions About Obama’s New Infrastructure Initiative
Republican Senators Threaten to Slow Extension With Backward Amendments
Dems Grudgingly Approve House Transpo Extension’s Disastrous Timeline
Talking Headways Podcast: Good Riddance, “Level of Service”
UberFAMILY: Finally, a Taxi Option for People With Kids
House, Senate Take Different Paths to Prop Up Transportation Funding
House Proposes 8-Month Transpo Bill In Hopes for a Republican Senate in 2015
Courtland Milloy’s Bike Hate Gets the Smackdown It Deserves
The New Way to “Screw Obama” — Poisoning Your Neighbors’ Air
Bikes, Cars, and People Co-Exist on Pittsburgh’s Shared Streets
Talking Headways Special Episode: Walt Disney, City Planner
Paris Vélib’ Launches Bike-Share for Kids
Arizona Police Arrest “Jaywalking” Professor in Racially-Charged Incident
FHWA: Bike-Ped Investments Pay Off By Cutting Traffic and Improving Health
371 City Leaders Ask Boxer For More Local Control Over Bike/Ped Money
Talking Headways Podcast: Rondo Revisited
Is Philly’s 24-Hour Subway Service the Wave of the Future?
Senators Murphy (D) and Corker (R) Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase
Americans Have Had It With the Hassles of Flying. Will They Take the Train?
Talking Headways Podcast: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings In the Metro
How Shared Vehicles Are Changing the Way We Get Around
GOP’s Lunatic Plan for Funding Transportation Draws Nothing But Scorn
Building a Bike-Ped Data Model That Planners Will Take Seriously
The House GOP’s Campaign Strategy: Do Nothing on Transportation
Talking Headways Podcast: Les Rues Are Made for Walking
Why the Senate Transportation Bill Will Devastate Transit
Talking Headways Podcast: Houston, Transit Paradise?
Wisconsin’s Outdated Transportation Priorities Are Alienating Young People
Senate Transportation Bill Moves Forward With a Few Key Changes
President Obama’s Hollow Push for Infrastructure Investment
Barbara Boxer’s Transportation Bill: Same As It Ever Was
Talking Headways Podcast: A Deep Dive Into Biking and Walking Census Data
Low-Income Americans Walk and Bike to Work the Most
Cast Your Vote for the Best Photo of All-Weather Biking and Walking
Remembering Jim Oberstar, Architect of Federal Bike Funding Programs
Could the Strava App Provide the Biking and Walking Data Cities Crave?
Talking Headways Podcast: California Über Alles
How the GROW AMERICA Act Could Modernize Federal Transportation Policy
Obama Administration Sends Transportation Bill to Congress
Photo Contest: Send Us Your Soggy, Snowy, Rain-Soaked Walk or Bike Ride!
The Death Toll From Cars Is Even Higher Than You Thought
Talking Headways Podcast: Escobar’s Escalator
Uncle Sam Wants You to Drive: 5 Tax Breaks for Cars in the U.S. Tax Code
DC Region’s New Long-Range Plan Fails to Meet Its Own Climate Goals
EPW Big Four Announce Plan to Maintain Status Quo for the Next Transpo Bill
Talking Headways Podcast: Let Them Drive Cars
Denver Auditor Blasts Plan to Widen I-70: “Ten Lanes Is Not an Option”
Talking Headways Podcast: Play the Gray Away
The Fuzzy Math in the Road Lobby’s Memo to Congress
Making Transit Better Isn’t Enough. Driving Needs to Be Worse.
Moody’s: Future Is Bright for U.S. Transit Sector
Talking Headways Podcast: From the Free Market to the Flea Market
FHWA Proposes to Let States Fail Their Own Safety Goals With Impunity
Does It Take a Crime This Egregious to Hold Drivers Accountable?
Talking Headways Podcast: Taking Transit Numbers for a Spin
With Ridership on the Rise, Will Congress Step Up and Invest in Transit?
Talking Headways Podcast: Live (Well, Taped) From the National Bike Summit
If Your Local Elites Have Gone Completely Bonkers, You May Have Bikelash
Women’s Bicycling Forum Confronts Obstacles to Getting More Women Riding
For Children New to Obamacare, Transportation May Be a Barrier
Will Obama and the GOP Align on Plan to Fund Transpo With Tax Reform?
Talking Headways Podcast: Hug This Streetcar
Why Is It Still So Hard to Find Out How States Are Spending Transpo Money?
Talking Headways Podcast: How Does This Podcast Make You Feel?
Talking Headways Podcast With Special Guest Jan Gehl
Tom Vanderbilt in NYT: Jaywalking Tickets Don’t Make Streets Safer
New Bill Would Make Bike/Ped Projects Eligible for Federal Loans
Will Obama’s SOTU Pledge to Flex Executive Power Extend to Transpo?
Brother of T&I Chair Bill Shuster Hired to Lobby (Yes, Lobby) Against Transit
The Revolving Door Spins Again: LaHood Joins DLA Piper
Senators Seek to Shield Motor Vehicle Crash Data From Public View
Talking Headways Podcast: Vision Zero
Ford CEO: More Cars in Cities “Not Going to Work”
What If There Was No Highway, Transit, or Rail Agency — Just U.S. DOT?
Secretary Foxx Pledges to Make Bike/Ped Safety a Priority
TIGER Funding Gets 20 Percent Boost in Final 2014 Spending Bill
Talking Headways Podcast: The Year Ahead in Transit, With Yonah Freemark
NHTSA Chief David Strickland Gets Caught in the Revolving Door
Trucks and Cities Are Like Oil and Water. Is There a Solution?
Silver Lining to the U.S. DOT Shakeup: Barbara McCann Joins the Team
Streetsblog’s Suggested Edits to U.S. DOT’s Seven Priorities for 2014
Budget Deal Is Good News for Transit
Talking Headways Podcast: Get Off My Lawn
Enrique Peñalosa: Democracy Is Bus-Only Lanes and Protected Bikeways
Talking Headways Podcast, Episode 4: Car Brain
Study: All Across America, Car Commuting Is Dropping
Report: More Kids Are Walking to School
Concrete Proposals for Raising Gas Tax Finally on the Table
Q&A With Robert Grow: How Utah Decided to Embrace “Quality Growth”
Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast, Episode 3
Fight Street Crime With Speed Bumps and Crosswalks
A National Look at the Terminal Island Freeway Removal Project
Stuck With No Bike Lane? Your Complaint to Congress Is Three Clicks Away
Transformation for America: T4A Reemerges With Focus on Local Control
Senators Warner and Blunt Take Another Stab at an Infrastructure Bank
Blumenauer, Bipartisan Co-Sponsors Set Out to Improve Street Safety Metrics
It’s Official: 33,561 People Killed in Traffic on American Streets Last Year
Talking Headways: The Streetsblog Podcast, Episode 2
HUD and U.S. DOT Embrace Housing + Transportation Metric for Affordability
WSJ Invites More Ignorant Anti-Bike Zealots to Sully Its Pages
Tuesday’s Quiet Transit Victories
Streetsblog’s Brand-New Podcast: Episode 1
State DOTs Brazenly Request a Blank Check to Build More Highways
Was TIGER Eliminated in the Shutdown Deal?
The Problem With “Multi-Modal Level of Service”
DC’s New Parents Aren’t Fleeing to the Burbs
Spend 30 Minutes Watching This Doc and You’ll Spend the Next 30 Walking
Government Shutdown to End, Leaving Transit Agencies to Pick Up the Pieces
Jeff Speck: America Has So Many Problems. Walkability Solves Most of Them.
Pediatric Org’s Bicycle Recommendations Explained, in Terrifying Detail
U.S. DOT Still Has Time to Get MAP-21 Performance Measures Right
And the Kiddies + Cities Photography Winners Are…
NAACP: A Walkable Built Environment Is a “Premier Civil Rights Issue”
Cast Your Vote for the Best Picture of Car-Free Kiddies in Cities
Gridlock Everywhere: Congressional Impasse Shuts Down DC’s Trails
Shutdown: Congress Prepares to Furlough One-Third of U.S. DOT Staff
ITDP Study: “A Coming Out for Bus-Based Transit-Oriented Development”
Roads Kill: Mapping the Automobile’s Global Body Count
NACTO Urban Street Design Guide Sets Out to Change the DNA of Our Cities
Moody’s Warns of Rising Debt Load for Toll Roads
Census: American Bike Commuting Up Nine Percent in 2012
Alan Durning on Reasons to Be Optimistic About Parking Reform
Alan Durning on the “Ruinous, Vicious Circle” of Underpriced Parking
One Week Left: Send Us Your Pics of Kiddies in Cities and Win a Free Bike
The Long, Painful History of Terrible Parking Policy in One 71-Second Cartoon
Lawmakers Push to Permanently Upgrade Transit’s Second-Class Tax Benefit
ULI Survey: DC Real Estate Pros Think Bike-Friendly Buildings Are the Future
Your Photo of Kiddies in Cities Could Win a Breezer Bike
TIGER V a Shot in the Arm for Livable Streets in Cities and Small Towns
Nine Days in September: Congress’s Chance to Break the Gridlock
More Evidence That Unemployment Doesn’t Explain the Decline in Driving
Commemorating March on Washington, Foxx Links Transport to Civil Rights
Photo Contest: Send Us Your Pictures of Kids on City Streets
Jarrett Walker: Empty Buses Serve a Purpose
Crawlable Urbanism: Cities Are for Kids, Too
Rasmussen: Americans Want More Federal Support for Transit
Ft. Belvoir: Pioneering the U.S. Military’s Brand of Smart Growth
U.S. DOT Launches “Everyone Is a Pedestrian” Campaign
Credit Rating Agencies Uneasy About Toll Roads as Americans Drive Less
Infographic: U.S. DOT Promotes the Health Benefits of Active Transportation
Transportation Funding Bill Dies Unceremoniously in Both Chambers
Will Technology Save Us From Another Train Crash Like Spain’s?
Vitter Seeks to Cut Environmental Reviews for Massive Road Projects
Stuck With Bad Transit Options? There’s an App for That.
Paul Krugman Links Sprawl to Persistent Social Inequality
Eleanor Holmes Norton Takes Top Dem Slot on Highways and Transit Panel
At First Hearing, Foxx Defends Projects That Advance the “Public Good”
Here We Go Again: Sen. Rand Paul Pits Bikes Against Bridges
A Few Wacky Ideas Persist as Congress Moves to Accept Funding Realities
T4A Calls for Action Against Dreadful House Transpo Budget
Commuting Tips for the Incrementalist: Small Changes, Big Savings
Study: Federal Funding Means More Bike Commuting
Passing a Law Is the Easy Part: The Challenge of Building Complete Streets
Amtrak Foe Mica Meets His Match in John Robert Smith
Another Swing (and a Miss) From Anderson Cooper’s Show on High-Speed Rail
Car Ownership May Be Down in the U.S., But It’s Soaring Globally
Anthony Foxx Takes Office As U.S. Transportation Secretary
Senate Offers a More Multi-Modal 2014 Transportation Budget Than House
The Defense Department’s Embrace of Livability Will Save Money — and Lives
New Pentagon Mandate: Make Military Bases Livable, That’s an Order!
AAA: Hands-Free Devices Don’t Solve Distracted Driving Dangers
In California Cities, Drivers Want More Bike Lanes. Here’s Why.
Bi-Partisan Lawmakers Push Permanent Tax Equality for Transit Commuters
Placemaking to Make Friends: The Case of Cleveland’s East 4th Street
Ford Still Trying to Get Millennials to Like Them
Cyclists of Color: Invisible No More
Following NYC’s Historic Launch, Bike-Share Poised to Pop Up Everywhere
Q&A with Elly Blue, Feminist Bike Activist and Independent Media Titan
Capital Bikeshare Members Reduced Their Driving 4.4 Million Miles Per Year
Suburbanization of Poverty Isolates a Growing Number of Americans
Obama’s Budget Would Save the Transpo Trust Fund. If Only It Were Real.
With Less Driving, Can We Tone Down the Hysteria About Congestion?
Is This Our Future? Solo Driving Drops in DC as Transit and Biking Soar.
Refereeing the Raging Debate Over the “Specialness” of Cyclists
Seven Ways Technology Is Rendering the Automobile Obsolete
Millennials Will Drive More As They Age, But Still Less Than Their Parents
U.S. PIRG: The Driving Boom Is Over But the Road-Building Binge Continues
How Green Is Grocery Delivery in Cities?
Commuter Idyll Winner Jake Williams Tells His Dramatic Story of Salvation
If You Pay Sales Tax at Amazon.com, Your Transit System Could Improve
Dreamy Routines: Some of Our Readers’ Best “Commuter Idylls”
There Goes the Neighborhood: Why Homeownership Drags Down Employment
The Inequitable Toll of Pedestrian Deaths
NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Shot Up 5.3 Percent to 34,080 in 2012
Surviving a War Abroad Only to Die Back Home Behind the Wheel
Sustainability Busts Out of Its Cubicle, Permeates DOT, HUD, and EPA
Tell Us About Your “Commuter Idyll”
A Dear Abby for Transportation Secretaries: Advice From Foxx’s Predecessors
A Golden Opportunity for Congress to Avoid the Transportation “Fiscal Cliff”
Does President Obama Have the Power to Influence Transportation Policy?
Congress Indulges in Crazy Talk About De-Funding Transit and Taxing Bikes
Pretty Please: U.S. DOT Asks Carmakers to Limit Onboard Distractions
No Surprise Here: Drivers Don’t Want to Pay Higher Gas Taxes
Come and Get It: LaHood Announces Fifth Round of TIGER Grants
Sparks Fly as Lawmaker Grills LaHood on Columbia River Crossing Transit
LaHood: Zero Tolerance for Drivers Who Disrespect Cyclists
Counting Bikes and Cars Without a Clipboard
Congress, Administration Trade Gimmicky Ideas For Keeping Amtrak Afloat
Obama’s 2014 Transpo Budget Calls for Higher Spending, HSR
How to Write a Complete Streets Policy
Study: Too Many Drivers Fail to Look for Pedestrians When Turning Left
What Should the Surgeon General Say to Get More People Walking?
How Much Driving Is Avoided When Someone Rides a Bike?
Another Slanted High-Speed Rail Story From Anderson Cooper
Will New Oil Supplies Slow the Transition to Green Transportation?
Will Big Highway Projects Have to Consider Climate Change?
Obama’s Clean Energy Policy Elevates Efficient Cars Over Efficient Modes
Lawmakers Fret About Impact of Budget Cuts on Transit
Eleven Things to Look for in the Passenger Rail Reauthorization
Transit Trips Rose Faster Than Driving in 2012, Despite Impact of Sandy
In Violation of MAP-21 Promises, House Votes to Cut Transportation Spending
Congress Comes to the Bike Summit (and the Bike Summit Goes to Congress)
AAA Releases Bike Safety PSA at Bike Summit
LaHood Announces Safety Summits to Help Shape New Bikeway Standards
How to Diversify Bicycle Culture in Three Easy Steps
Sequester Would Cut New Starts By $100M, Could Trigger FTA Furloughs
Sequestration Week: Will Congress Find a Solution By Friday? Does It Matter?
Today’s Sign That America Is Falling Behind on Transport Policy
Ray LaHood: “It’s Not Just About Emissions”
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Rail Promoter, Announces Retirement
Ray LaHood: “Sitting on the Sidelines Doesn’t Accomplish Anything”
The Ray LaHood Exit Interview
Mica Won’t Let His Grudge Against Amtrak Die, Revives Privatization Scheme
McClatchy Muckrakers Expose Seedy Underbelly of the Highway Bonanza
Cycling Advocates to President: We’d Like Another Ray LaHood, Please
Gary Toth: TTI Congestion Scores Prove Road Expansion Isn’t the Answer
So God Created Transit: A Fitting Response to Dodge Ram’s Super Bowl Ad
Secretary Villaraigosa? Not So Fast.
Keeping CNN Honest: 10 Ways Anderson Cooper Got the Rail Story Wrong
What Is Obama Looking For in a New Transportation Secretary?
It’s Official: LaHood Is Out
How Mayor Mick Cornett Fought Oklahoma City’s Brain Drain and Weight Gain
Today’s Transit Dreams May Come True — 78 Years From Now
Federal Transit Administration Grapples With Likely Funding Cuts
Outgoing AASHTO Director: Assess Gas Tax By the Dollar, Not By the Gallon
Pro-Bike Republican Tom Petri to Chair Key House Transpo Panel
Today in Foreign Policy: American Interests Demand Walkable Communities
GAO: Mileage Fee Could Be More “Equitable and Efficient” Than Gas Tax
What Does It Mean That LaHood Isn’t on the Second-Term List? Nothing.
How Rethinking the Golf Course Could Help Seniors Age in Place
Do T&I Committee Members Get the Transpo Needs of American Cities?
Study: Shorter Blocks May Be the Key to Cutting Traffic in Small Cities
Fiscal Cliff Deal Leaves Big Questions on Transportation
What Do Anti-Density NIMBYs and Road-Wideners Have in Common?
Do Seniors Want the Livability Improvements AARP Wants For Them?
Blumenauer: Let’s Stop Hiding in Fear of a Mileage Fee
New Black Box Rule Isn’t Enough to Hold Drivers Accountable For Ped Crashes
Ford Tries to Sell More Cars By Looking to a Future With Fewer Cars
Seven Jiu-Jitsu Moves for Advocates to Use MAP-21 to Their Own Advantage
Getting Hosed on a Hybrid
LaHood: “We’re Not Giving Up on High-Speed Rail” in California
Surgeon General Announces Call to Action on Walking
Eight Burning Questions About Post-Election Transpo Policy and Politics
What Would Meaningful Amtrak Reform Look Like?
How States Are Adapting to MAP-21’s Changes to Bike/Ped Funding
It’s Official: Bill Shuster Named Transportation Committee Chair
Mica Drops Chairmanship Bid, Endorses Shuster
Rob Ford’s Greatest Hits
GAO: States “Flexing” Fewer Federal Dollars to Transit
Why Traffic Deaths Are More Common in Red States Than in Blue States
Streetsblog Readers: Janette Sadik-Khan Beats Villaraigosa, Gabe Klein For DOT Secretary
School District Threatens Rockville Mom for Putting Her Child on City Bus
How MAP-21 Pushed Transit to the Edge of Its Own Fiscal Cliff
What Kind of Leadership Would Bill Shuster Bring to the Transpo Committee?
Grover Norquist Buckles to Pressure From Koch-Backed Group on Carbon Tax
Yes, We Have No Carbon Tax
Nationwide, Transit Taxes Did Pretty Well at the Ballot Box
UPDATE: Boehner’s Cryptic Message on Taxes
Election Reveals Who Will Shape the Next Transportation Bill
Which Mitt Would Shape U.S. Transpo Policy: The Governor or the Candidate?
What Has President Obama Done to Improve American Transportation Policy?
Who Should Foot the Bill for Sandy’s Damage to Tracks and Train Tunnels?
Infographic: The Many Connections Between Transportation and Health
DIY Urbanism: No Permits, No Red Tape, No Going Back
MassDOT Secretary: “We Will Build No More Superhighways”
This Could Be the Biggest Year Ever for Transit at the Ballot Box
NRDC Gives Gas Consumption Maps a Helpful Revision
As MAP-21 Takes Effect, Road Builders Vie for TIFIA Funds
Should Doctors Play a Role in Determining Who’s Fit to Drive?
Which Counties Have the Biggest Oil Addiction Problem? We Still Don’t Know.
The Economist: Don’t Expect Driving Rates to Rise Again
Colorado Authorities Cite Driver for Cyclist Harassment
Reminder: Amtrak Subsidies Pale in Comparison to Highway Subsidies
“We’d Rather Work on Our Fixies”: Cars Fade Into the Background
USA Today: Homebuilders Pass On Garages, Build Front Porches
Will MAP-21 Require Thousands More Dangerous Stroads?
Here’s Your Chance to Influence MAP-21’s Implementation
NRDC Poll: Americans Support New Transit Twice as Much as New Roads
How Highway Spending Could Become as Transparent as Bike/Ped Spending
Democratic Platform’s Scarce Words on Transportation Fail to Inspire
September Brings “Back to School” Jump in Traffic Congestion
They Totally Went There: GOP Outlines Extremist Transpo Views in Platform
Stroller-Share: Can I Get an Amen?
Romney Energy Plan: More Drilling, More Oil Dependence
Finally, the Presidential Race Turns to Transportation
There’s a Lot Riding on U.S. DOT’s Definition of “Congestion”
International Funders Shift Investments Toward Sustainable Transportation
The Strain of Job Sprawl on Two-Income Households
In New NHTSA Report, Scarce Information on Causes of Pedestrian Deaths
Governors Get on Board With Smart Growth
How Much Bang Are Cities Getting From Federal BRT Bucks?
MAP-21 Puts the Squeeze on Bridge Repair and Bikes
No Explanations as Traffic Deaths Jump 13.5 Percent
Smart Growth America: States May Pave Over Their Own Good Intentions
Tea Party Deficit Hawks Don’t Mind Charging the Taxpayer For Personal Cars
Cliff’s Notes on the Transit Changes in MAP-21
The Awful Truth About the Transpo Bill’s Bike/Ped Loophole
Brookings: Inadequate Transit and Sprawl Cut Off Workers From Jobs
We’re Still Living in the SAFETEA-LU Era For Three More Months
States Already Licking Their Chops Over Newly “Flexible” Bike/Ped Funds
Under New Bill, America’s Transpo Loan Program Ignores National Goals
Transpo Bill Cuts Bike/Ped Funding, Lets States Spend It on Left-Turn Lanes
Complete Streets Provision Eliminated From Final Transpo Bill
Boxer Confirms That Some Bike/Ped Protections Remain in Final Bill
It’s a Deal: Conference Committee Reaches Tentative Agreement
Pressure Mounts to Hold Sen. Boxer to Her Word on Safe Streets
Advocates Plea to Boxer: Save Funds for Safe Streets, Don’t Let House Gut NEPA
Boehner Masks GOP Attack on Safe Streets By Opposing Flowers
Boxer and Mica Release Vague Reassurance of Progress
386 to 34: House Instructs Conference to Get It Done By Friday
House to Vote on Firming Up the Conference Deadline
AASHTO Adds Designs to Bikeway Guide, But Not Protected Bike Lanes
Boxer Changes Her Tone, Adopts a Fighting Stance
Where Is John Mica as Congress Takes Transpo Programs to the Brink?
House Attack on Safe Streets Makes Transpo Bill Ever More Elusive
Conference Devolves Into Talk of Extensions
House GOP Wastes Time With Bogus Gas Tax Debate
Pelosi Challenges Boehner to Cancel Recess, Pound Out a Transpo Bill
Stakeholders Beg Conferees to Stop Acting Like Children
Boxer and Inhofe Make Their Offer to the House, Try to Avoid 10th Extension
FRA Chief: America Is Driving Less and Congress Needs to Catch Up
N.J. Senator Menendez Launches Big Oil Subsidy Tracker
Washington Post: Have We Lost Our Passion for the Automobile?
Tea Party Republicans Take Aim at Bike-Ped Funding in Conference
U.S. DOT Spells Out Priorities For Conference Bill
From a Reader: Seven More Questions For the Transportation Conference
RAND: Car-Sharing Could Cut Carbon Emissions From Cars By 1.7 Percent
Walk Score Calculates City Bikeability, and Minneapolis Comes Out on Top
Are Americans Driving Less Because They’re Working Less?
Seven Questions About the Transportation Bill Conference
The Reason Foundation’s Comically Flawed Research on LA Rail
The Cast of The West Wing Walks the “Walk and Talk” Walk
FHWA: Small Investments in Bike/Ped Infrastructure Can Pay Off in a Big Way
FRA Guidance on Pedestrian Safety Still Misses the Real Problem
Have a Question for Secretary LaHood? Ask It Here.
Five Ex-Secretaries Map Out a Communications Strategy For Transportation
This Week: Conference Gladiators Could Be Named, Senate Budget Stalls
House Tries to Horse-Trade Senate Bill For Keystone Pipeline
Census Breaks the News We Already Knew: The Exurbs Are History
Why Are Three Out of Four Cyclists on the Street Men?
Raise Fees for Parking, Not Riding
House Won’t Take Up Senate Transpo Bill as March 31 Deadline Looms
Obama Counters Gas Price Demagoguery With Commitment to Fracking
Don’t Count Out HR 7 Yet: House GOP Could Revive Their Bill This Week
As Yet Another House Proposal Dies In Utero, Boehner Looks to Senate Bill
Don’t Call It a Merger: America’s Big Three Bike/Ped Advocates Join Forces
Nigeria Strikes for Cheap Fuel
To GOP’s Dismay, DOT Funds Disaster Relief Without Gutting Other Programs
Was Eric Cantor Forced to Ride This Bike?
Ron Paul: Stop Subsidizing Highways, Let “Transits” Flourish
In Leadup to Iowa Victory, Romney Pokes Passenger Rail
Lawmakers Push to Fund Transit Service During Economic Emergencies
Nearly Half of TIGER Award Money Goes to Roads, 29 Percent For Transit
Senate Commerce Committee Sets the Standard For Transpo Performance
TIGER III News Begins to Leak — Chicago Bike-Share Among the Winners
Senate Banking Committee to Vote on Transit Section of Transpo Bill Friday
Transit’s Not Bleeding the Taxpayer Dry — Roads Are
Ray LaHood Gives Go-Ahead to Portland’s Sprawl-Inducing Mega-Bridge
OMB: Senate Seeking Too Much Highway Money to Fund Transportation Bill
Was Ridesharing Ignored in the Senate Transportation Bill?
LaHood Defends High-Speed Rail Program At House Hearing
House GOP Slows Down Its Rush to Introduce Oil-and-Infrastructure Bill
Mapped: How Federal Funding Fails to Match Demand for Transit in the U.S.
Is Congress Trying to Put the Kibosh on TIGER Funding For Bike/Ped?
Mapping the Consequences of Our Automobile Addiction
No Details Yet on House Transportation and Oil Drilling Bill
2012 Transpo Budget: Sustainable Communities and HSR Out, TIGER In
Deputy Secretary Roy Kienitz Calls It Quits At USDOT
Senate Bill May Weaken Smaller Metros, Empower State DOTs
What’s Wrong With Telling Cyclists to Ride on the Bike Path?
More Election Results: Transit Wins Big
Nine Reasons For Bike/Ped Advocates to Take Heart: The Senate Edition
Two-Year Transpo Bill Moves on to Full Senate Without Bike/Ped Protections
Two Infrastructure Jobs Bills Die in Senate
How Will the House Answer the Senate’s Transportation Funding Bill?
Feds Put Off Issuing New Trucking Safety Rules
Bike/Ped Funding Intact as Senate Rejects Rand Paul’s Amendment
Why Create an Infrastructure Bank When We Could Just Expand TIFIA?
The Federal Government’s Smart Growth-Inspired Landlord
Senate Panel to Vote on Transportation Bill Next Month
Rail~volution: Will New Americans Fuel Smart Growth or Suburbanism?
Lessons From the Former Chairman: Oberstar on Ending the Interstate Era
Nice Try, GM.
Transportation Projects Chosen For Federal Fast-Tracking Lean Multi-Modal
Get on the Bus (With Everybody Else)
USDOT Tries to Resuscitate the HSR Dreams Congress Wants to Bury
McConnell Spoiling For a Fight Over Jobs Bill, House Passes Budget Extension
Republicans Have Their Own Plan to Pay for Infrastructure Jobs: Oil Drilling
Another Shutdown Avoided
Will Obama’s Transportation Jobs Plan Avoid Funding Sprawl?
TTI: Mass Transit Saved Drivers 45.4 Million Hours Last Year
Would President Romney Build Roads or Rail?
New Survey Numbers Show Surprising, But Slight, Dip in Bike Commuting
Dealbreaker: Senate Rejects House Budget Due to Lack of Car Subsidies
In Push For Jobs Bill, Obama Picks the Wrong Bridge to Highlight
Senate Saves a Sliver For High-Speed Rail
Communities Urge Congress: “Don’t X Out Transit”
Senate Strips High-Speed Rail Funding
Eco-Libertarian Alliance Pushes Replacement of Rural Air Service With Buses
Federal Support for Smart Planning Is on the Line Today
Obama: “I Will Veto Any Bill” Without Tax Increases on the Wealthy
Boxer Clarifies: Transportation Enhancements Will Remain in the Bill
The Stranger: If Safer Streets Mean War, We’re Ready for Combat
Last-Minute Deal Preserves Bike/Ped Funding. But For How Long?
T4America to Sen. Coburn: Cutting Bike/Ped Won’t Fix Oklahoma’s Problems
Coburn Blocks Quick Senate Vote on Transportation Extension
How Dangerous is Sen. Coburn’s Amendment to Kill Bike/Ped Funding?
House Passes Transportation Extension Unanimously
Fact Check: Sen. Sessions Gets It Wrong On Bike Paths in His Hometown
House and Senate Agree on 6-Month Transpo Extension
Rail Advocates: House Bill Would Kill Amtrak
Obama Includes Infra Bank in His Jobs Push; Mica Rejects It Out of Hand
Good News and Bad News: Obama’s Plan Would Work, But GOP Won’t Pass It
Behind President Obama’s Call For More Infrastructure Projects
The Consequences of Political Foot Dragging
The Senate’s “Dr. No” Says He’ll Block An Extension Unless Bike/Ped Is Cut
GOP Leader’s Infra “Compromise” Is Just Another Ploy to Kill Bike/Ped
Boxer and Johnson Warn Senators of Job Losses If Transpo Bill Isn’t Extended
President Obama Pushes Congress For a Clean Extension of Transpo Bill
With Deadlines Looming, Mica Supports Transportation Extension
Well That’s a Relief: Hurricane Irene Shouldn’t Affect Gas Prices Much
Taking Greyhound? Papers, Please.
Sure, Leave Gas Tax Collection to Liberal Tax-and-Spend States Like Georgia
Civil Rights Group Demands End to Car-Centric Transportation Policies
The Environmental Impact of Your Two-Wheeled Commute
Absent a Transportation Bill, DOT Can Innovate All On Its Own
Alex Steffen: We Can’t Avert Climate Change Without Dense Cities
Report: Get Out of the Highway-Obsessed Eisenhower Era
T4America Responds to the Raquel Nelson Case in the Washington Post
Larry Hanley: Part-Time Labor Won’t Save American Transit
ATU President Larry Hanley on How to Build a Strong Coalition for Transit
Report: Finance Committee Has Closed the $12 Billion Gap In Senate Bill
Debt Deal Could Mean More Painful Cuts for Transportation
The Latest Target of House Spending Cuts: EPA’s Smart Growth Office
Onion: Al-Qaeda Would Reduce U.S. Infrastructure to Rubble But It’s Too Late
Chamber of Commerce: Empty Asphalt = Good Transportation Performance
Raquel Nelson Speaks on the Today Show About Her Son and Her Court Case
The Streets and the Courts Failed Raquel Nelson. Can Advocacy Save Her?
Boxer to Villaraigosa: Don’t Worry, We Got Bike-Ped. Funding, and More from This Morning’s Senate Hearing
GOP ‘Streamlining’ Plan Threatens to Clear a Path for Highways and Pollution
What Bipartisanship Hath Wrought: Zilch for Bike-Ped in Senate Bill Outline
Rich People Love Sidewalks, And Other Livability Lessons From USDOT
House Republicans False Choice: High Speed Rail or Flood Relief
Desperately Seeking: One Senate Transportation Bill, Preferably Bipartisan
Redefining Pedestrian Unfriendly – GA Mom Convicted of Homicide for Crossing Street
CRS: Northeast Corridor Privatization Plan Violates Constitution
Ford, Verizon Support Distracted-Driver Law — And Its Loophole
Mica: Why Are the Democrats Picking On Me?
Bi-Partisan Political Veterans Team Up to Design a New Gas Tax System
Mica: “The Focus of the Bill Is on the National Highway System”
Mica’s Transportation Proposal: Responses Flood In
Lawmakers Reject House Starvation Levels For Transportation
Finally: Rustlings of a Reauthorization
TIGER III Will Grant $527 Million For Innovative Transportation Projects
Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood Answers Streetsblog Readers’ Questions
Stimulus-Backed Programs Struggle to Stay Alive After Funds Run Out
Feds. Release New Starts Funding List Without NY/NJ Tunnel
Rumor Mill: House Leadership Hostile to Transpo Reauthorization
Expect Two (Radically Different) Reauthorization Proposals Soon
25 Senators Demand Robust Transit Funding, But Not Boxer or Feinstein
Bike-Ped Defunding Proposal Sparks Mutiny in Mica’s Home District
Bipartisan Policy Center Proposes Major Redesign of Federal Funding
House Transportation Committee Will Unveil Part of Transpo Bill Next Week
Ray LaHood Wants to Hear From Streetsblog Readers
Fareed Zakaria: Republicans Should Embrace an Infrastructure Bank
One Way to Cure Congestion: Urban Abandonment
Can High-Speed Rail Reduce Air Travel and Highway Expansion?
GM CEO: “We Ought to Just Slap a Dollar Tax on a Gallon of Gas”
Cul-de-Sacs Are Killing Us: Public Safety Lessons From Suburbia
Highwayman Inhofe Still Wants to Rob Bike/Ped Funding From Transpo Bill
Video: LaHood Answers Questions About Bike Lanes, Fuel Economy, and HSR
Lawmakers Introduce Reality-Based Plan to Achieve “Freedom From Oil”
What The Debt Ceiling Vote Means For Transportation
Study: Building Roads to Cure Congestion Is an Exercise in Futility
Complete Streets Bill Introduced in Senate
Mica and Nadler Duke It Out on the Pages of Politico Over Transpo Funding
Experts Agree: Six-Year Transportation Bill Won’t Pass This Year
Good News From the Senate: Transit Operating Assistance and Much More
AASHTO Approves First New Bicycle Routes in 30 Years
Ray LaHood Gets Behind 2 Mile Challenge
Seven Transportation Improvements Everyone Can Agree On
So Many Subsidies for Big Oil, So Little Political Will to End Them
Don’t Hold Your Breath for a White House Transportation Bill
Sens. Rockefeller, Lautenberg Compete With Kerry’s Infrastructure Bank
How Would Blumenauer’s New Commuter Benefit Proposal Work?
Knowing Is Half the Battle: States Lack Data to Make Good Transpo Decisions
Tales From the Post-Earmark Era: Pork Won’t Hog the Transpo Money
Northeast Corridor, the Midwest, and California Say “Thanks, Florida!”
So Much for Supply and Demand: Transit Ridership Spikes, Funding Plummets
Reps. Matsui, LaTourette Introduce Complete Streets Bill
Well That Was Quick: Obama Disavows Mileage Fee Proposal
Obama Wants to Study Viability of Mileage-Based Fee for Transpo Revenue
Republicans Still Swear Drill, Baby, Drill Is the Best Way to Lower Gas Prices
President Obama’s Transportation Bill Prioritizes Livability, High-Speed Rail
Mayors Rebel Against State-Controlled Highway Expansion, Fight For Transit
How to Get People to Adopt More Climate-Friendly Behaviors
President Obama Expected to Release Proposed Transportation Bill
Without Adequate Federal Funding, Will States Raise Their Own Gas Taxes?
TIGER III Is Grrrrrr-eat News for Transportation Agencies
What the Feds Giveth, the States Taketh Away — From Bike/Ped Programs
States Begin to Consider the Benefits of a Two-Year Transportation Bill
A Two-Year Transportation Bill? Some Say It’s a Better Deal
Is the Realtors’ Survey Really a Ringing Endorsement of Smart Growth?
$100 Million for HUD Sustainability Program Survives in This Year’s Budget
Senate Introduces a Narrower Bill for Wider Sidewalks
Obama’s Deficit Reduction Plan Will Look Beyond the “Twelve Percent”
House Dems Release Alternative to GOP Budget, Separate From Obama
High-Speed Rail Funds Get Slashed in Detailed Budget Plan
You Can Open Your Eyes Now: Budget Deal Spares Transpo the Worst
Government Shutdown Would Be a Punch in the Gut to Transit Agencies
Lowlights From the Transpo Bill Hearing: A Tea Partier Tries to De-Fund Transit
More From the House Transpo Hearings: The Advocates Edition
Strange Bedfellows Unite for Infrastructure Investment, Financing Tools
Forty Transportation Experts, One Message
Day Two of Massive Transportation Committee Hearing Underway
Aviation Bill: Foretelling What’s to Come For Surface Transportation?
CBO: Mileage Fee Would Cover the Full Costs of Driving Better Than Gas Tax
Can Transit-Oriented Development Lift All Boats?
The Secrets to Success for Transit-Oriented Development
Rep. LaTourette Tells Transit Advocates to Ask Congress for What They Need
“Grab a Hold of Your Shorts”: Mica and LaHood Talk Transportation Bill
Kerry, Hutchinson, and Warner Introduce New Infrastructure Bank Bill
AP: Will Senate Republicans Send Back Their Own States’ TIGER Money?
Boxer Pushes LaHood on Financing for Transportation
“Mad Men” Stars Have a New Product to Pitch: High-Speed Rail
Cyclists Gathered at Bike Summit Are Told Not to “Wait for Washington”
Can the U.S. Make Bus Rapid Transit Work as Well as Latin America?
State Transpo Officials Push to Toll for Maintenance, Not Just Capacity
Transpo’s Losses in First Round of Federal Cuts Look Worse Than They Are
Yes, Transit Belongs in the Highway Trust Fund
Senators Hammer LaHood for Specifics on Funding His Transpo Plan
Senate Passes Transportation Extension
House Passes Seventh Extension of Transportation Bill
Mica, LaHood Stump at AASHTO Meeting
Mica on the Next Transportation Bill: Size Matters
GAO: Trucking the Least Efficient Mode of Freight Shipping
Transportation 101: Cliff’s Notes for the Reauthorization Debate
AASHTO: Government Shutdown Could Cost Transportation Sector $100M/Day
The Economist: “Rock-Bottom” U.S. Gas Tax Makes Gas Cheaper Than Water
How Hard Will the Senate Fight Back Against House Spending Cuts?
AFL-CIO and Chamber Ask For a Gas Tax Increase, Senators Agree
Are Environmental Reviews to Blame for Infrastructure Project Delays?
55 FHWA Programs You Won’t Have to Kick Around Anymore
Obama Admin’s Bold Transpo Plan Leaves Funding Question to Congress
Obama Budget Proposes $556B, Long-term Transportation Bill
Buses vs. Rail: Conservatives Do Battle Over Which Mode is Better
Retired Military Leaders, Corporate CEOs: Driving Alone Aids Terrorists
House Democrats Begin to Push Back on Draconian GOP Spending Cuts
GOP Moves Ahead With Deep Cuts to Transportation, Housing
Key House Republicans Aren’t Buying Administration HSR Proposal
“Amtrak Joe” Biden, in Philly, Announces a New Plan for High-Speed Rail
SGA: Transportation Funding Pays Big Dividends Only If Invested Wisely
Obama Finally Brings the Chamber a Fruitcake (It’s Called Infrastructure)
GOP Targets Transportation, Housing For the Deepest Cuts
AASHTO Suggests Some Tools for Getting Out of the Transpo Funding Mess
Boxer Will Co-Chair Hearing on Transpo. Reauthorization in L.A.
APTA Survey: Transpo Bill Delay May Force Job Losses in U.S. Transit Industry
What Will Become of Amtrak If It’s Left Out of Plans to Expand HSR?
Biggest TRB Meeting Ever Highlights Visionary Bicycle Research
Schedule for Transpo Bill Listening Tour Announced
Transportation Committee Shrinks, EPW Announces New Members
CA Rep. Hunter: Roads Constitutionally Mandated, Transit Must Pay For Itself
House Transpo Committee Promises Bipartisanship, to Tackle Aviation First
Senate Committee Backs Infrastructure Spending (But Not For Bike Lanes)
St. Louis: Plenty of Highways, Little Congestion, Long Commutes
Obama: Europe and Russia Invest More in Roads and Railways Than We Do
Will President Obama Speak for the Transit-Starved Tonight?
NTPP: Infrastructure Investment Will Only Boost the Economy If Done Right
Get Rich While Reducing Emissions: Smart Growth Keeps Looking Smarter
Republicans Propose Spending Cuts Targeting Amtrak, Transit Funding
LaHood Goes to Detroit to Talk to Automakers About Distracted Driving
Highway-Affiliated Pew Climate Report Favors “Clean” Cars Over Transit
Home Builders Urge Fannie, Freddie to Get Behind Mixed-Use Development
Mica’s Goal: More Cars Off of the Highway
Is the Livability Movement Doomed to Homogeneity? The CDC Says No.
High Speed Rail: Which Corridors Have the Best Chance for Success?
Mica is “Pretty Confident” That New Rules Won’t Starve Highway Trust Fund
Household Deficit Reduction: Transit Saves People Almost $10K a Year
Combat Joblessness, Stripe a Bike Lane
We’re Pulling for You, Gabby Giffords
New House Rules Threaten TIGER and Livability Programs
Sen. Boxer: Working With Mica, Inhofe on a Long-Term Transpo Bill
Auto Sales Rise Along With Gas Prices (Though Nowhere Near $5/Gallon)
Send in Your Transpo Questions for the 112th Congress
Food Deserts: Another Way the Deck Is Stacked Against Car-Free Americans
Actually, Highway Builders, Roads Don’t Pay For Themselves
Republicans Want to Hoard Transpo Money and Call It Deficit Reduction
Senate Vote Will Give GOP a Crack at the Transpo Bill Sooner
LaHood: High Speed Rail Will Be Our Generation’s Legacy
Mica Names New GOP Transpo Committee Members, Rahall Officially Top Dem
CA Mayors Ask Sen. Barbara Boxer for a 21st Century Transpo System
Transit Benefit (Wrapped in Tax Cuts) Clears the Senate
Report: California Leads Nation in Green Transpo Policies.
AAA Gets an Earful From Members About Equality For Bikes
Would an Infrastructure Bank Have the Power to Reform Transportation?
Mica Confirmed as Transpo Committee Chair
House Punts on Budget, Votes on Yearlong Extension Instead
What the GOP Spending Rollback Would Mean for Transportation
Why Reformers Should Care How We Pay for Transportation
Deficit Commission Pushes For Anti-Sprawl Reforms
EPA Recognizes Small Towns and Big Cities For Smart Growth Efforts
GOP Demands a Stop to Stim Spending. What Will It Mean for Rail Projects?
Rahall Responds, Says His Transpo Record Is About More Than Just Highways
Earmark Ban Goes Down to Defeat in the Senate
Another Day, Another Revelation That a Gas Tax Hike Is Necessary
Livability and the GOP: A Conversation With HUD’s Mariia Zimmerman
Bachmann: It’s Not an Earmark if It’s for Highways and Bridges
Dutch Planners School U.S. Cities on Bikeability
Seatbelts and Tickets Alone Won’t Cure America’s Traffic Death Epidemic
Oberstar’s Final Words of Wisdom
Auto Industry Celebrates a Republican House It Helped Put In Power
Our Stagnant Gas Tax Rate Is Making the Deficit Worse
The Power of the Pursestrings Shifts to a Livability Denier in the House
What Does It Take to Win a Planning Grant From the Feds?
Could a Coal-n-Highways Dem Take Oberstar’s Place on Transpo Committee?
Just How Lame Will This Lame Duck Be?
Obama Still Believes in a Bipartisan Push for Infrastructure. Do You?
Wisconsin, Ohio Governors-Elect Press Ahead to Pull the Plug on Rail
Eliminate Waste or Kill Good Projects? Earmark Ban Could Cut Both Ways
Oberstar Says Goodbye, Mica Promises Rail and a Long-Term Bill
Election Results: GOP Govs Win Big, Dems Take California, Oberstar Ousted
Election Day Finds Two Livability Champions on the Ropes
Bike-Ped Funding Dips as Stimulus Spending Slows
A Second Look at Brown v Whitman
T4America Maps TIGER Grantees: Find One Near You
Texas Gov Rick Perry Could Get Four More Years to Build Mega-Highways
Will Bike-Phobic Dan Maes Cost the Colorado GOP Major Party Status?
Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of Transit-Oriented Development
If You Come, They Will Build It: Notes on Livability From Rail~volution
How to Slay a Highway: Notes on the Mt. Hood Freeway and Harbor Drive
Fighting Freeways: War Stories From Portland
HUD Announces Winners of $100M in Sustainability Grants
Five Reasons Reformers Are Rallying Behind Obama’s Transpo Push
Drawing Ideas From Reformers, Obama Gets Behind 6-Year Transpo Plan
How the Information Age Can Make Streets and Transit More Efficient
High-Speed Rail vs. Low-Cost Bus
If Republicans Take the House, What Happens to Transportation Reform?
Former US DOT Bosses Call for Mileage Tax and Congestion Fees
FTA: Transit Maintenance — Not Just Expansion — Will Grow Ridership
State DOTs Make Deeper Bike-Ped Budget Cuts Than Expected
High-Speed Rail: Do We Have the Will?
Barbara Boxer Questions Need for Infrastructure Bank
Obama Admin Will Make Its Transportation Push… During the Next Congress
Applications for TIGER II Funding Overwhelm What U.S. DOT Can Dish Out
Will the Next Merit-Based Transpo Program Rock Harder Than TIGER?