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GOP Fail to Stop Obama Plan to Regulate Carbon, but Get a Test for July?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and others hoped to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to regulate carbon. The move failed 47-53 in the Senate today. "Murkowski might have lost the vote, it looks like she won the war: It's hard to see a strong climate bill getting 60 ...

Minneapolis Rolls Out Bike Share

Friends Mark Hawkins, right, and Sherri Juenemann stopped to check out one of the new Nice Ride bicycle kiosks in Minneapolis. Nice Ride is the largest bike sharing program in the country, and allows riders to pick up, ...

TN Moving Stories: Navigating World Cup traffic, Twin Cities bike share kicks off, and food trucks in trouble for feeding meters

Senator Boxer: LA must build 30 years worth of transit in ten years. (Huffington Post)

Alabamans wonder: would boycotting local BP stations hurt the oil company--or local mom-and-pop stores? (Anniston Star)

Um, remember how World Cup organizers weren't worried about transportation? Scratch that. (Sport ...

Shall We Kick Off The Energy Debate?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in January with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (at left) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) -- The much-anticipated Senate debate over energy and climate ...

Boston Bike Share Postponed

(Andrea Bernstein Transportation Nation) Boston's bike share was supposed to start this summer, but it's been pushed off at least until April, 2010. Nicole Freedman, Director of Bicycle Programs for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, explains "we felt like we need more time to ensure we could get the operations correct." ...

Why Don't More Women Bike to Work?

Female biker's feet in heels

Rachel Bents, St. Paul consultant, now bikes to work after to give up her leased car a few weeks ago. (MPR Photo/Dan Olson)

(Minneapolis, MN - Dan Olson,

TN Moving Stories: Worldwide baggage fees? World Cup "trans-sport-tation." Biking, yes biking, illegal in CO town

South African transportation minister: "the World Cup is not just about sport, it is more about transport." Says nation is ready for the rush. (AP)

Judge rules NYC must re-open and restaff subway station booths. (WNYC) Meanwhile, BRT-like plan for East Side comes with

New, Bigger Bike Share Has a Name in DC

"Capital Bikeshare" it is, rolling toward 100 stations in Washington and 14 in Arlington. DC's DOT reports that the name beat out George, GoBike, Capital Bixi and ShareCycle. DC's SmartBike was the first big city bike share pilot, launching with a small number of bikes in 2008. Capital ...

Passenger Rail Is Booming In Virginia

(David Schultz, WAMU) Late last year, Amtrak began running trains daily between Washington D.C. and Virginia's Shenandoah Valley - the locale of cities and towns like Lynchburg, Culpeper and Charlottesville, home to the venerable University of Virginia.

This new train service was meant to be a pilot program, funded by ...

From High-Speed Rail to Red Ink: Where California's Governor Wannabes Stand

California Attorney General and democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown (L) shakes hands with a voter as his campaign manager Steven Glazer looks on this morning in Oakland, California. California. Voters are heading to the polls ...

TN Moving Stories: SUV sales are up--but you won't need one to get to the polls today in Montana

Who says Americans don't have long memories? Gas prices are holding steady -- so sales of SUVs are up. (The Takeaway)

Full-body scans about to become routine at BWI Airport. (WAMU)

Who should finance transportation: Washington, or local states? Making the case for a "General Fund." ...

Do Truncated East Side Bike Lanes Threaten a New York Bike Share?

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) On March 3, New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan told WNYC's Brian Lehrer "we can't do bike share until we have safe bike lanes." (Transcript and audio below.) That was when the city planned to build, this year, 160 new blocks of protected bike lanes ...

From Peoria to Washington, and Back Again: LaHood Listens To Rural America's Transportation Needs

(Collin Campbell, Transportation Nation) - Before becoming the nation's Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood lived his entire life in Western Illinois. He was born in Peoria, went to college there, taught school there, and eventually became the Congressman for the state's 18th District.

As U.S. Transportation Secretary Secretary, ...

MPR: Minneapolis Bus Ridership Up, Still Tiny

(Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio) Bus ridership is higher than at any point since right after World War II in the Twin Cities But car commuting still dwarfs transit. More here.

Bike Lanes Scaled Back on First and Second Avenues -- at Least for Now

Rendering Courtesy of NYC DOT

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) In announcing construction will get underway shortly on the First and Second Avenue Select Bus Service lanes, the city is acknowledging publicly that bike lanes, once ...

TN Moving Stories: Will Republicans Debate Energy? Swearing at BP, Do-It-Yourself Potholes

Will Republicans start the bipartisan dealing on energy reform? Early hints. (The Takeaway)

WSJ editorial writers take on "the artist formerly known as the climate bill." Fear one-sided, by any means necessary effort. (WSJ)

MTV Movie Awards feature host's gesture-filled shot at BP. (Huffington ...

Analyst: SUV Sales Growth "Absolute Proof" of Short Attention Spans

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) SUV sales are up, as we reported below. Preliminary data shows some of the fastest car sale growth in May of 2010 over a year ago, May 2009, was in the light truck division. Toyota reported a drop in May sales in its car ...

NYC MTA relocates falcon chicks

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) As deep service cuts approach, the NYC MTA continues its charm offensive this week. First smart cards, then an announcement of eco-friendly solar-powered subway train washing facilities.

Now they're ...

NY City: Women Bridge Painters who Couldn't Get Work Not Entitled to $$

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) From 1996 to 2001, the New York City Department of Transportation employed about 40 bridge painters; none were female. In 2007, the United States District Attorney filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city, stating that "the DOT has never hired, extended an offer to hire, or ...

Preliminary Data: SUV Sales Inching Back Up

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) For a long time, light truck sales, including SUV's, were about half the retail vehicle market share. In May of 2008, as gas approached $5.00 a gallon in some markets, sales plummeted to 43 percent. But now, according to figures provided to WNYC by Autodata Corporation, ...