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Advocates to Boxer: Save Funds for Safe Streets, Don’t Let House Gut NEPA

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(Note: Much of this story comes from “Making Lawmakers Answer for Pedestrian Deaths in Their Districts” that appeared on Streetsblog Capitol Hill yesterday.) No matter how you count it, California is a dangerous place for pedestrians. A recent report by Transportation for America showed that nearly 7,000 pedestrians were killed in California’s streets between 2001 […]
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Boxer Changes Her Tone, Adopts a Fighting Stance

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The transportation bill conference committee negotiations have been difficult and contentious, by all accounts — all except Senator Barbara Boxer’s account. The EPW chair has been optimistic when others have been bitter, consistently focusing on how much the two sides agree rather than the places where they’re still far apart. But that seemed to change with […]

House Transportation Bill: What’s at Stake for the Bay Area

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Reliable transit and safer streets in San Francisco and the Bay Area could be crippled by what U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has called “the worst transportation bill [he’s] ever seen” making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. As Streetsblog Capitol Hill has been reporting, H.R. 7, the federal transportation bill being pushed by House […]