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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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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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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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The Barriers to Expanding Coal Exports

Friday, June 21st, 2013
The Barriers to Expanding Coal Exports, and Congress’ Role

Transportation Issues Daily Tuesday morning the U.S. House Energy Committee will learn more about barriers to and concerns about exporting coal and LNG. Read the briefing memo prepared for Committee Members and staff. More specifically, the following questions will be addressed during the hearing: What specific barriers are there to exporting coal and LNG in […]

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Federal Funding: Don’t Read This, It Is Too Depressing

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily
We know federal transportation funding is in bad shape. But the updated numbers from CBO are just downright depressing. The numbers were provided by the Congressional Budget Office during last week’s House Budget Committee.

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After Enacting Reforms, Massachusetts Considering $19 Billion Multimodal Transportation Investment

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily
Massachusetts is considering a ten-year, $19 billion bond bill to fund road, bridge projects and transit. The bill is sponsored by the Governor and is currently under review by the Legislature. While most of the revenue is directed to state highways, the proposal also includes $300 million in annual grant funding for cities and towns to pave and repair roads, an increase from the current $200 million.

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Revealed: House Transportation Committee Priorities for 2013

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily Last week new House Transportation Chair Bill Shuster outlined the issues and legislation his Committee will focus on during 2013. Preparing for the renewal of surface transportation programs – the modification and renewal of MAP-21 – is of course on the list. Shuster addresses what will be the toughest issue: “Key to […]

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$11M Awarded to Speed Adoption of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily In late November the Department of Energy awarded $11 million to twenty projects to speed adoption of alternative fuel vehicles. It’s part of DOE’s Clean Cities initiative, which is designed to support community-led efforts to develop the infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles and reduce dependence on oil. “These projects address a range […]

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