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  • May 14, 2014 | Next City

    3 Ways the Transportation Reauthorization Bill Could Affect Cities

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act on Monday. The bill, if passed, would reauthorize federal aid for highways, railways and all things transit. Geoff Anderson, president and CEO of Smart Growth America is a fan, and said in a press release...

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  • May 13, 2014 | StreetsBlog USA

    Barbara Boxer’s Transportation Bill: Same As It Ever Was

    The future of national transportation policy is pretty much like the present of national transportation policy, if the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has its way: underfunded and highway-centric. The bill released by Senator Barbara Boxer’s EPW Committee yesterday rejects pretty...

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  • May 12, 2014 | Slate

    The Solution That Shall Not Be Named

    The nation’s roads and bridges are crumbling. How long can the White House and Congress ignore the common-sense fix staring them in the face? The White House is warning Congress that it has until August to find at least $18 billion for the federal account that funds the nation’s roads and public...

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  • May 09, 2014 | Poverty & Race Research Action Council

    Transit-based Opportunity—Lessons from Dayton

    The linkages between neighborhoods and academic achievement, health, and life outcomes have been thoroughly documented in research literature in recent decades. A recent story from Dayton, Ohio underscores the importance of transportation equity, and sheds light on the
    power of public transit to...
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  • May 09, 2014 | Washington Post

    On a Personal Note: Reflections from a congressman’s funeral

    As dozens of members of Congress filed off a bus from the Capitol, a group that included Democrats and Republicans who had worked with Jim Oberstar over his long career, undoubtedly most of them on the Transportation Committee, I remembered something the late congressman told me several years...

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