Today’s Headlines

  • Did Obama Team, Democrats Make Deal to Trim Stimulus Money for Public Transit? (Grist)
  • Mayors Worried Stimulus Money Won’t Reach Cities (Reuters)
  • State Controller says Special Election May Be Needed to Break Budget Impasse (SF Gate)
  • Debate Continues Over Schwarzenegger Proposal to Gut CEQA (Merc)
  • Federal Judge Blocks Oil and Gas Leases Near National Parks (NYT)
  • Transportation Forum Held for Central Alameda County (Coco Times)
  • More on BART Plan to Cut Service and Raise Fares (CBS 5)
  • South San Francisco Ferry Terminal Approved But Construction On Hold (Coco Times)
  • More on Last Week’s Rally to Save Market/Octavia Bike Lane (EcoLocalizer)
  • Five Examples of Better Bicycle Infrastructure (Tree Hugger)

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Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

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Obama Moves to Allow States to Cut Emissions (SF Gate)  And Wants to Set Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards ((Huff Post)  As Chrysler Urges Dealers to Buy More Cars (Global Economic Analysis) DeFazio says Administration "Ill Advised" by Larry Summers on Transit Stimulus (Think Progress)  Stimulus Money Would Do Little to Help California’s Budget Woes (LA Times) […]

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New York’s Schumer Supports $5 Billion More for Transit in Stimulus (NYT) Stimulus for the ‘Next American Dream’ (SF Gate) Auto Industry to Court Obama Adminstration, Barbara Boxer at DC Car Show (Detroit News) BART Deal to Provide WiFi Systemwide for $30 a Month, $300 a Year (SF Gate, CNET) Parking Fees Go Up Today […]

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Oscar Grant Shooting Protest Ends in Arrests; More Vandalism Reported (KTVU, Merc) Meantime, the D-A Says Grant Had Both Hands Behind His Back When He Was Shot (SF Gate) Bridge Toll Money to be Reallocated for BART Rail Extension (Coco Times) Committee Approves Plan to Go After Rental Car Drivers Who Skip Paying Tolls (Coco […]

New Dem Campaign Brands Stimulus Critics as ‘Highway Hypocrites’

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joined others in her party in voting against the stimulus before praising its local impact. (Photo: Seattle Times) As more media outlets note the phenomenon of GOP lawmakers who voted against the Obama administration’s economic stimulus law before seeking — and taking credit for winning — a share of its […]

Less Than One Percent of Transpo Stimulus Money Paid Out So Far

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The New York Times reports this morning that the Obama administration’s $787 billion economic stimulus package has hit a few snags: Some states and cities are beginning to complain that the money has yet to reach them. Others have been slow to get their paperwork to Washington; Virginia has yet to send the Transportation Department […]