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) […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 […]

Two Action Alerts to Improve Stimulus Package for Transit Today

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Which one gets the stimulus money? NACTO Action Alert We’ve all been disappointed with the tiny margin of transit funding in the $825 billion Obama stimulus package, what amounts to only 1% of the total, despite the fact that 80% of us live in metropolitan regions and transit ridership is booming.  Meanwhile highway expansion and […]

Advocates Want Oakland Airport Connector Funds for Transit Operations

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Image: TransForm With the civil rights imbroglio between BART and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) making news last week, a problem that could imperil $70 million in federal stimulus funds obligated to the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC), advocates are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to give the stimulus money to cash-strapped transit operators […]