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Posts Tagged ‘Transportation Issues Daily’

Five Predictions for Federal Transportation Issues in 2014

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily
As we, like Congress, begin our “recess,” we decided to offer some early predictions about 2014 federal transportation issues. It’s not an exhaustive list, and these may not be the most important five issues, but it’s a place to start.

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Infra Week: 11-25-2013

Friday, November 29th, 2013
Unity3D Visualization – Marmoset Street

Neighborhood got you down? Design your own
Pennsylvania’s $2.3 Billion Transportation Bill
Recovery Act Rail Project Completed Early and Under Budget
U.S. Immigrants Drive Less Than Natives
Has the U.S. Passed Peak Gasoline?

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Five Key Differences Between House and Senate Water Transportation Bills

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
The House and Senate water transportation bills (WRRDA and WRDA, respectively) have some key differences. Image: Port of Miami container terminal, via PortMiami.

Transportation Issues Daily
The Senate passed its version of a maritime transportation bill (WRDA) last May. The House begins debating its bill (WRRDA) today, so we don’t yet know what the final language will be…But based on the version coming to the House floor for debate, here are five key differences between the two proposals which have financial implications. The first four come courtesy of the Congressional Budget Office, in its Cost Estimate report. The CBO is nonpartisan and produces “independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.” The fifth difference is one we’ve written about before, and follow the CBO section.

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One Way States Can Improve Veterans Transportation

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
One Way States Can Improve Veterans Transportation

Transportation Issues Daily This action to improve veterans transportation seems like a no brainer, but few states are doing it. According to this chart – from early in 2013 and so admittedly now outdated – few states actually include veterans in their transportation coordination efforts.  Doesn’t this seem odd?  Still, many transportation providers work with […]

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Do Labor and Business Agree on Federal Permitting Improvement Proposal?

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Do Labor and Business Agree on Federal Permitting Improvement Proposal?

Transportation Issues Daily Labor and business groups are enthusiastically supporting a proposal to streamline the permitting process for large infrastructure projects.  See our story, “Bipartisan Proposal Offers Three Reforms to Streamline Project Delivery” for details about the legislative proposal. Proponents note that the U.S. “ranks 17th in the world for the time it takes to […]

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What Kind of Bike Lanes Are Safest?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
What Kind of Bike Lanes Are Safest?

Transportation Issues Daily The research seems pretty clear on what kind of bike lanes are safest, and bring out the most bicyclists: cycle tracks. But perhaps it is not clear enough: Hennepin County (Minnesota) is intent on building in-the-street,non-separated bicycle lanes instead of separated cycle tracks. David Maki was skeptical, solicited input from some experts, […]

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Public Private Partnership to Build 51-mile Greenway along LA River

Friday, July 26th, 2013
Public Private Partnership to Build 51-mile Greenway along LA River

Transportation Issues Daily The newly-formed Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation has announced the visionary, ambitious Greenway 2020 plan to create a 51-mile Greenway along the Los Angeles River. LA River Corp is a public private partnership, and will acquire public and private money to improve the existing 26 miles of bike paths along the river […]

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Leading Candidate for New Ranking Democrat for House Highways, Transit Subcommittee

Monday, July 15th, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton

Transportation Issues Daily Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton would like to be the next Ranking Member (top Democrat) on the House’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee. The position is very likely to become vacant this month when Rep. DeFazio vacates the position to take over as Ranking on the Natural Resources Committee.  See our updated story for the background. […]

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Could This Be a Letterman Top Ten List for Benefits of Pedestrian Projects?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Could This Be a Letterman Top Ten List for Benefits of Pedestrian Projects?

Transportation Issues Daily If David Letterman had a top ten list for the benefits of investing in pedestrian projects, it might look like this. The list comes from UK Living Streets, a “national charity that stands up for pedestrians. With our supporters we work to create safe, attractive streets where people want to walk.” Earlier […]

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What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Transportation Issues Daily Today President Obama is proposing a couple of transportation-related executive actions to reduce emissions and global warming. It’s part of a larger package of actions on climate change for which the President can sidestep Congressional approval. The Washington Post has a good, long analysis of the new White House approach and proposal: […]

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