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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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…