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Sessions: High-Speed Rail Will Never Be Profitable

Senator Jeff Sessions

Transportation Nation's Todd Zwillich asked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions if he could ever support high-speed rail, as long as the overall budget bottom line is low. The response:

Senator Jeff Sessions: Well, the critical ...

Obama Puts Money on Houston's METRO

(Houston - Laurie Johnson and Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) There could be more money on the way for Houston's light rail system. President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 sets aside a hefty $128 billion dollars ...

Love on the Subway P.S.

(Photo by bitchcakesny / Flckr-Creative Commons)

(New York - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) This post-Valentine bon bon just landed from Praxedes Arias, who read yesterday's post about Love on the Subway. It ...

New York's Taxi Riders: Credit Cards Yes, TV No

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) They like the option to pay by credit card. But they hate the fare. Over 30% of riders also liked the ease of hailing cabs, and a similar number felt that they were faster than public transportation. And they don't like Taxi TV, which earned disdain ...

Montana Lawmakers Grapple With Megaloads On State Highways

A "megaload" of refinery equipment waits in Idaho (photo courtesy of ConocoPhilips)

(Helena, Montana -- Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) - It's described as "heavier than the Statue of Liberty, nearly as long as ...

TN Moving Stories: Boston's Pricey Cabs, BART Clears A San Jose Hurdle, and Privatizing The Tappan Zee?

Boston cab (photo by SPBer via Wikimedia Commons)

Radio Boston (WBUR) tries to figure out why that city's cabs are the most expensive in the nation.

The five-decade-long quest to bring BART to San ...

The President's Budget: Transportation Edition

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget of $3.729 trillion slashes spending in many areas, but it is generous to transportation and infrastructure.

The budget calls for a $556 billion six-year transportation bill, a 60 percent increase--when adjusted for inflation--over the last bill, which expired three years ago ...

Transportation Budget Responses 6: House Republicans

President Obama released his proposed budget for 2012 this morning.

We are collecting responses and parsing through everything transportation and infrastructure related in the $3.7 trillion dollars of spending.We’ll be posting various responses and a round-up at the end of ...

Transportation Budget Responses 5: Senator Jim DeMint

President Obama released his proposed budget for 2012 this morning. We are collecting responses and parsing through everything transportation and infrastructure related in the $3.7 trillion dollars of spending.

We'll be posting various responses and a round-up at the end ...

Transportation Budget Responses 4: U.S. PIRG

The U.S. Public Interest Resource Group likes the allocation to infrastructure in the President's budget. We'll be posting statements as we get them...and rounding up what's in the budget at the end of the day.

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Transportation Budget Responses 3: American Public Transportation Assocation

The American Public Transportation Association is pleased with transportation spending levels in the budget, which, if it passes unchanged, would mean a 60 percent increase over last year. The APTA also likes Obama's proposal of a $30 billion infrastructure

Transportation Budget Responses 2: US DOT, Sec. Ray LaHood

President Obama released his proposed budget for 2012 this morning. We are collecting responses and parsing through everything transportation and infrastructure related in the $3.7 trillion dollars of spending.

We’ll be posting various responses and a round-up at the end ...

Transportation Budget Responses 1: from Transportation for America

President Obama released his proposed budget for 2012 this morning. We are collecting responses and parsing through everything transportation and infrastructure related in the $3.7 trillion dollars of spending.

We'll be posting various responses and a round-up at the end ...

Who Was Plessy? What does Transportation Have to Do with Civil Rights?

Nancy Solomon and Andrea Bernstein discuss how Jim Crow laws started (hint: it had to do with a train), how the civil rights movement got underway in earnest (hint: it had to do with a bus) and where its all going (hint: it has to do with transit expansions).

Listen ...

Love Can Happen Anywhere - Even on the NY Subway

Be mine. (Photo by Ed Yourdon / Flckr Creative Commons)

(New York -- Jim O'Grady, WNYC) You’d think Cupid, being a Roman god, wouldn't hang out in the subway. But he ...

Rail, Transpo Projects Face GOP Ax in Spending Bill

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Transportation projects are set to take a massive, immediate hit under a spending bill headed for the floor of the House of Representatives this week.

Republicans are aiming to cut nearly ...

TN Moving Stories: Canadian Oil Keeps Midwest Gas Prices Lower Than The Coasts, Republican Budget To Hit NY's MTA, and Americans Like Transportation, They Just

A Rockefeller Foundation survey says Americans support road upkeep and transit systems -- but they don't want to pay for them. (Washington Post). (A storyline we've been following: check out these stories from September 20, 2010: "Election Report: Give Us Transportation, Just Don't Make Us Pay For ...

National Documentary on Transit and Civil Rights Airing This Weekend, Next Week

(Andrea Bernstein) If you've been wondering what that logo is to your right, it leads you to the website for "Back of the Bus," our national documentary on transit and civil rights (Go ahead, click!)

Here's a description, and at the bottom of the post, there are several local ...

French City Considers 18 mph Speed Limit

Strasbourg Downtown Square (Flickr user ChristinaT)

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The city of Strasbourg in northeastern France has announced a plan to reduce vehicle speed limits throughout the city to 30 km per hour, or ...

Red Tape or a Green Vine? A New Lawsuit Against I-69

(Matt Dellinger - Transportation Nation) In Indiana, another battle has begun in the war over Interstate 69.

Wednesday, the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) and the Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads (CARR) filed a complaint (