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Spending Detente Results in Transportation Cuts

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Republicans and Democrats locked in a spending fight on Capitol Hill appear to have averted the specter of a government shutdown, for now. But the deal that sidestepped the showdown dealt ...

TN Moving Stories: As Gas Prices Rise, So Does Public Transit Ridership, and See Google's Street View Trike

Los Angeles says that higher gas prices are pushing more people onto that city's public transit (KABC-TV). Raleigh is experiencing the same ridership spike (News & Observer).

Meanwhile, LA's City Council approved a bicycle master plan that sets a long-term goal of some 1,680 miles of ...

BREAKING: Florida Governor Says Lawsuit "Disrespects" Taxpayers

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Gov. Rick Scott just issued a terse statement in response to a lawsuit seeking to force him to accept federal money for the state's high-speed rail project.

“My position remains unchanged, I’ve yet to see any evidence that Florida taxpayers would not be ...

Metro-North's New Haven Line To Restore Full Service on Monday

New rail cars debuted today on Metro-North's New Haven line (photo by Jim O'Grady)

(New York, NY -Jim O'Grady, WNYC) Riders on Metro North Railroad's New Haven Line will get their regular service back sooner ...

Back of the Bus: The Courts Weigh In on Transportation Equity

AC Transit bus (photo by lensovet/Wikimedia Commons)

(San Francisco--Casey Miner, KALW News) If you've had a chance to listen to Back of the Bus, you know a little something about civil rights and Bay Area ...

Florida's High-Speed Rail Case on Fast Track

Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) The Florida Supreme Court has requested that Governor Rick Scott respond by noon tomorrow to a lawsuit filed earlier today by two state senators. (The ...

BREAKING: Florida High Speed Rail Lawsuit -- State Senators Say Gov has "Exceeded... Constitutional Authority"

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Two state senators have filed a lawsuit to force Florida Governor Rick Scott to "expeditiously accept" $2.4 billion in federal money for the state's high-speed rail ...

Union Big: Use Overseas Profit Tax to Fund Infrastructure Bank

(New York, NY -- Bob Hennelly, WNYC) As we've reported, the idea of using an infrastructure bank to fund big projects is gaining steam. The most recent evidence was in the President's budget, released last month. But questions about where the tens of billions of seed money would come ...

TN Moving Stories: Chicago To Build 'Cycle Tracks,' Florida Polls Mulling HSR Lawsuit, and India's Infrastructure Budget

A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers is mulling suing Governor Rick Scott over his rejection of high-speed rail. (WESH TV, Orlando)

Chicago is testing a new kind of bike lane called a cycle track. (Chicago Tribune)

The Indian government says the country needs $1 trillion worth ...

Ride Shotgun With an Electric Car Test Driver

What is it like to be an early adopter of electric vehicles? President Barack Obama set a goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 in his State of the Union, but today there are only a few hundred Americans driving electrics. Last November an attorney ...

NY MTA Chief Spars With Legislators Over Paying for Transit With Payroll Tax

(New York, NY - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) In a sometimes heated hearing, state legislators and NYC Chairman Jay Walder squared off on the payroll tax that the NY state legislature approved in 2009 to bail ...

Senators To Florida: You Gonna Eat Those HSR Funds?

(Washington D.C. - David Schultz, WAMU) Have you ever been out to a restaurant with a group of people and one person didn't quite finish their entree? Whenever this happens, I'm usually the first to broach that eternal ...

Federal Judge Won't Hear Appeal on Green Taxis

(New York -- WNYC Newsroom) The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by New York City officials who want to force cabs to purchase more fuel-efficient cars.

The suit was brought by the Metropolitan Taxicab Board of ...

US DOT Fines American for Undisclosed Voucher Fees

UPDATED: With response from American Airlines

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The U.S. Department of Transportation fined American Airlines $90,000 Monday for charging passengers undisclosed voucher fees. Airlines routinely offer free flight vouchers as an incentive to give up a ...

TN Moving Stories: Automakers Struggle To Win 20-Somethings, Britain's HSR Woes, and Navigating by iPad

Automakers struggle to market cars to the younger generation. (NPR)

Joan McDonald --Gov. Cuomo's choice to head the New York State Department of Transportation -- is scheduled to go before lawmakers today in Albany, talking budget and transpo funding. (Wall Street Journal)

High-speed rail in Britain ...

Back of the Bus Airing Sunday in Phoenix, Houston, Monday in Little Rock

Sunday, February 27, KJZZ Phoenix, 91.5, at 3 pm. KUHF, 88.7 Houston, 7 pm

Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. on KUAR, 89.1, Little Rock, Arkansas

Sunday, March 6 on WXXI, Rochester, NY:at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2.

Friday, March 11, on Minnesota Public ...

Washington State, DOT, Others Ink Agreement on High Speed Rail

At least something is going right for Ray LaHood...

US DOT released the following today:

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Statement on High-Speed Rail Agreement in Washington State

Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement today:

“President Obama's historic investments in a national high-speed rail ...

Report Says Improving Outer Borough Bus Service Is Key To NYC Job Growth

(New York, NY - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) The outer boroughs of New York City are creating jobs, but the newly employed might have some trouble commuting: New York's bus service has not kept pace with ...

Small Victory for Houston Cyclists, Pedestrians

(Houston -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF) Cyclists in the Houston area won a small victory Friday. At its monthly meeting the Transportation Policy Council, decided to postpone a vote on a proposal to stall several bike and pedestrian projects.

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