Today’s Headlines

  • House Set to Vote on Stimulus (Merc, TPMDC)
  • Jerry Nadler’s Transit Amendment Will Also Reach House Floor (T4America via Streetsblog Network)
  • NYT’s John Leonhardt Says Stimulus Lacks "Fresh, Reformist Thinking"
  • Will California’s High-Speed Rail Project See Stimulus Money? (Daily Californian)
  • Muni Deficit May Stall Improvements (SF Gate
  • More on Tom Radulovich’s Call for the BART GM to Resign (Coco Times)
  • Novato Looks to Spruce Up Its Downtown (Marin IJ)
  • 9-year-old Becomes 4th Hit-And-Run Victim in San Jose (NBC11)


SPUR Evening Symposium: The Federal Stimulus Plan, One Year Later

"In February of 2009, as dour economic conditions threatened to worsen unabated, President Obama warned that massive government intervention was necessary to prevent "a much deeper economic downturn." Congress responded with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a $787 billion federal stimulus package. Did it work? A year later, Dan Bernal, District Director for Speaker […]

Killing the Myth of the ‘More Shovel-Ready’ Road Stimulus

During debate over the White House’s $787 billion economic stimulus law, transit advocates watched as their projects were shortchanged and more "shovel-ready" road projects got the lion’s share of the transport pot — about $8.4 billion, compared with $26.5 billion for highways and bridges. (Photo: DMI Blog) But transit money is getting put to use […]

Today’s Headlines

House Passes Stimulus Bill; Only 5% Goes to Infrastructure (LAT, Boston Globe) Nadler Amendment for Transit Clears While Amtrak Cuts Are Nixed (WSJ, Transbay Blog) Marin Looks to Grab Some Stimulus Funds (Marin IJ) Santa Cruz Will End Free Parking on Main Corridors (Merc) Nevada Considers Congestion Pricing (Merc) Court Refuses to Stop Bayview Redevelopment […]

Senate Stimulus Action Leaves the Network Cold

Last week, the Streetsblog Network was tentatively hopeful about the way the stimulus package was shaping up in the House, as members of that body voted to approve an amendment from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, to add $3 billion for transit. How long will transit riders have to wait for some help? Photo by Oran […]

House Lawmakers Hail Transportation Stimulus — But Add Three Caveats

At a House transportation committee hearing today that marked the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, lawmakers offered praise for the stimulus law’s impact on local infrastructure investments even as they hit upon three key areas of concern with its implementation. The Port of Los Angeles was shut out of the stimulus’ […]