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)

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

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 […]

Changing Attitudes Toward Driving: It’s About the Law

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Today’s featured post on the Streetsblog Network comes from WalkBikeCT. Looking at the European model for encouraging cycling and walking, it argues that infrastructure can’t do the job alone — to change attitudes toward driving will require changing the law: In Copenhagen, protected by bike lanes and the law. Photo by dc_forever via Flickr. The […]

U.S. Dot Clocks High-Speed Rail at 110 MPH, Give or Take

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The federal DOT has just released its guidance for states seeking a share of its $8 billion in high-speed rail funding — and tucked in the rules are standards that could prove crucial to the project’s success. Ray LaHood geeks out on French high-speed rail. Photo via The Overhead Wire The definition of high-speed rail […]

Stimulus and Outrage Around the Network

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Much of the talk on the Streetsblog Network has been about the stimulus package that goes before the House of Representatives today, as members mobilize their readers in support of Rep. Jerry Nadler’s amendment adding money for transit. More of this, please. One interesting stimulus-related note is on Gristmill, where David Roberts cites poll numbers […]

Nancy Pelosi’s Infrastructure Choices

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Pelosi helps cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Muni’s T-line. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco claims she is committed to public transit and reducing motor vehicle congestion. In a speech to the Regional Plan Association (RPA) last April she said her flagship issues as speaker are energy independence and reducing global […]