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Senate Inches Forward On Highway Bill As Time Runs Out

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate inched forward Friday on a $45 billion, three-year bill to fund the nation's highways, bridges and roads -- one week before ...

Democratic Senators Vow Transportation Bill Fight Over Safety

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Two Democratic U.S. senators on Monday vowed to escalate their push for tougher auto safety standards as the Senate pr...

Anaheim Mayor: Amtrak Crash 'Certainly Makes Us Think About' Transportation Bill

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

Mayors across the political spectrum are gathering in Washington, D.C. today to lobby for federal funding towards their cities' roads, bridges and tra...

Sam Stein

Meet The One House Republican Willing To Call For A Gas Tax Hike | Sam Stein | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As gas prices nationwide continue to plummet, advocates for enhanced federal investment in transportation are sensing a rare political o...

Congress Takes a Holiday! (And Haven't They Earned It?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Doing nothing is hard work! ...

Senate Democrats Give In On Transportation Funding, Accept GOP Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - With time running out to avert cutbacks in federal transportation money due to s...

Add Horsepower to America's Economic Engine: Pass a Real Transportation Bill

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

We can provide Americans with economic opportunity, create jobs, and expand our businesses through a bipartisan multi-year transportation bill that rebuilds our crumbling infrastructure.

Senate Sets Up Clash With The House

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

(Adds senator comment, details on fuel taxes) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Lays Groundwork For Quick Highway Trust Fund Passage | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Senate Democratic leaders early next week will consider the House-passed transportation financing bill, giving some encouragement to a...

Sam Stein

House Passes Critical Highway Trust Fund Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a critical highway funding bill on Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 367-55. The measure puts just u...

Sam Stein

Critical Highway Trust Fund Bill Loses Support Of House Dem | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Backers of a critical highway trust fund bill set to get a vote in the House on Tuesday may have to worry about defections from Democrat...

Sam Stein

Conservative Groups Move To Kill GOP's Highway Trust Fund Bill, But Republicans Aren't Nervous | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last likely opportunity for Congress to avoid completely draining the nation’s highway budget will present itself on Tuesday after...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Plans To Dramatically Alter Transportation Funding For States | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Starting in August, the Obama administration will dramatically revamp and cut back the formula it uses to send transportation funds to t...

Sam Stein

White House Appears More Open To A Gas Tax Hike | Sam Stein | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House isn’t rushing to embrace an increase in the gas tax to pay for a renewal of the highway trust fund, despite bipartisan...

Obama Sends Transportation Plan To Congress

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration sent a four-year, $302 billion transportation plan to Congress on Tuesday, hoping to jump-start a nationa...

Congress: This Year, Protect Our Mass Transit

William Lynch III | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
William Lynch III

The economic development from mass transit is also tremendous. For one, public transit workers in America are typically represented by a labor union. This means workers have an advocate who will ensure they have decent wages, benefits and safe working conditions.

Governor Corbett's Election Year Shifts Prove PA Voters Have Rejected Conservative Solutions

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I am a little suspicious about the timing of all of these moves and wonder if it works and he is reelected, will he continue to follow the will of the voters or go back to his conservative ways?

Patrick Svitek

Chicago Plan Tempts Other Mayors | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

The country's largest organization of mayors last week endorsed an infrastructure investment plan that its most vocal advocate brands a defiance of th...

Patrick Svitek

Rahm Emanuel Urges Cities To Chart Own Destiny | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's message to local municipalities waiting for federal assistance? Don't count on it. "We have to take our ...

Protect the Great Outdoors With the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Mark Starr | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Mark Starr

Many veterans, like me, have turned to our parks and public lands as a means of recovery. That is why I am speaking out to protect America's public lands -- it is time to repay what these places have given to me and other veterans.

America Must Address Mass Transit

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
The Saturday Evening Post

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress recently passed a bill that provides about $120 billion for the nation's highways. While this infrastructure money is sorely needed, the bill fails to address a problem that will only grow in the coming years.

Aligning Transportation Priorities for an Urban Nation

Lee Fisher | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Lee Fisher

The United States is not a car-dependent country any more. Congress should allocate funding to support public transit, biking, and walking in the same manner it has been supporting driving for decades.

The Orange Line Extension -- Another Reason to Leave Your Car at Home

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Unless you are transporting your horse from Chatsworth to the polo field at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, there is no reason not to ride the Orange Line.

Congress Passes Major Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding inter...

In the Public Interest : Women or Men Leading the Trend Away from Driving?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The biggest shift away from driving comes from young men, the demographic group traditionally most obsessed with cars.