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Because Democrats failed to pass a new Transportation Bill when they controlled both Congress and the White House in 2009 and 2010, the bill’s renewal has been stuck in limbo since the far right seized control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. Despite some efforts to get a new bill approved this […]

May 7th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

As newly elected Republican governors in Wisconsin and Ohio threaten to reject hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to build desperately needed high speed rail projects, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have stepped up to call on those funds to be redirected to California should they become available. Here’s the full text […]

Nov 16th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

The US Senate embraced Hooverism today, refusing cloture and effectively killing a jobs bill. This comes even after the bill was significantly watered down over what the US House had approved, which itself was a much-watered down version of the bill they approved in late 2009. The reason given for this act of madness, which […]

Jun 17th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized

(Note: the following post is by Dennis Lytton, who was in Washington DC last week lobbying for passenger rail funding.) Last week I attended the National Association of Railroad Passengers annual meeting in Washington, DC. NARP is the largest national membership advocacy organization for train and rail transit passengers. In fact, it’s the only group […]

May 5th, 2010 | Filed under Uncategorized