March 2009



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LaHood and the New USDOT Outdoing Early Expectations

In December, when President-elect Obama nominated Rep. Ray LaHood to head the USDOT, the transportation reform community seemed to emit a collective sigh of disappointment.  For months, advocates had been whispering breathlessly at the possibility of…


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Will MTA Rescue Morph Into Statewide Repair Plan?

Of the many anguished and angry responses to yesterday’s passage of the MTA doomsday budget — and to Albany’s failure to arrive at a solution — Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos‘s stood out: “The three New…


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There's Still Time: What's Next For the MTA

Today the MTA Board passed broad service cuts and steep fare increases that will gouge deep ruts in the region’s economic health and quality of life. Albany desperately needs to act, and there is still time….






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The Stimulus Goes Online: New Jersey

Like New York’s, New Jersey’s stimulus transportation projects have gone online. New Jersey will receive almost $1.1 billion for transportation projects, with $162 million of that “suballocated” to metropolitan planning organizations who have authority to spend…