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Economic stimulus and transit funding

The process is moving quickly, so please act quickly! An early draft of the economic stimulus bill made provision for funding transit operations in addition to spending on construction projects for a total of $20 billion for transit. In the horse trading that always occurs during the legislative process, the operations grant funding was eliminated read more »

Transit amendment passes Rules Committee, coming to House vote TODAY

Update: Nadler’s amendment passed in a voice vote early this afternoon (Eastern Time). Next step: The Senate version of the bill needs help. Thank you to everybody who called or emailed messages to Congressional representatives this week. Your support was noted and reportedly made all the difference! Representative David Nadler’s amendment to increase funding made read more »

Map shows transit cuts

The hardworking people at Transportation For America created this map illustrating service cuts, fare increases, and transit worker layoffs that have been proposed or have recently occurred in public transportation systems throughout the United States. Click on the balloons and dollars signs for details. View Larger Map How you can help. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) read more »

Stimulus spending, transportation and bicycling

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has been working on “The American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act” stimulus spending package. In spite of fears that the stimulus bill would contain no policy changes with regard to current federal transportation spending — in which only 3% of federal transportation spending goes to transit — the read more »

Stimulus bill: "No policy changes"

Transportation activists meeting with lawmakers have learned that no policy changes are planned in the economic stimulus bill. According to Damien Newton of LA Streetsblog, we can expect the stimulus funding by transportation mode to be similar to what it was in the last Federal transportation funding authorization. This is evident in President-elect Barack Obama’s read more »

10 bike stories of 2010

Here are my thoughts on some of the big bicycle stories of 2010.