Monthly Archives: February 2012

House leaders ditch H.R. 7 for JOBS – Senate must hurdle contraception vote before MAP-21 debate

Transportation?  That’s so last week. The latest rumors are that the House leadership is going to propose an entirely new bill focused on jobs – that may contain some shorter-term transportation spending – and vote on it next week. The … Continue reading

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House Leaders To “Postpone” Transit Assault, Introduce Shorter Bill?

Word from CQ Roll Call is that House leaders are backing down on H.R. 7.  A subscription email sent to T4 America staff this afternoon reported that a new House bill will be introduced, with a shorter time-frame: According to … Continue reading

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California’s Complete Streets A Model For The Nation

Sacramento has seen significant improvements for people who walk and bike thanks to an established Complete Streets policy in the city’s General Plan.  Yet in the past six weeks, two pedestrians have been struck and killed while walking in marked … Continue reading

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Senate Cloture Vote Fails, Kicking The Other Can Back Two Weeks

This morning, a vote before the full Senate to combine all four sections of the transportation bill failed 54-42.  (Recall that the Senate essentially needs 60 votes to pass anything.)  With a few other items on their agenda today, Senators … Continue reading

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H.R. 7 Stalls – Thanks To You!

House leaders announced today that they will break their dismal transportation bill, H.R. 7, into pieces for consideration by the full House – effectively admitting they don’t have enough votes to pass it this week as planned. Key words here: … Continue reading

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San Diego likes bikes and the Sacramento Bee fears for transit

All across the state, opposition is lining up to H.R. 7, the House of Representatives’ disastrous transportation bill.  Transportation For America coalition partners led the charge on a national call-in day to members of Congress, urging a NO vote when … Continue reading

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Stop H.R. 7: National Call-In Day Thursday, February 9

Friday was a shocking day in the House of Representatives. A House committee majority went ahead with their plan to punish everyone who rides public transportation, as well as jeopardizing thousands of jobs in the public transit, construction and manufacturing … Continue reading

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