Earl Blumenauer Tries to Break Highway Funding Gridlock
Politico – December 5, 2013
With some of the top players in next year’s transportation bill stuck in a staring contest over how to raise billions of dollars, the Democrat introduced two simple bills on Wednesday to address what he calls the upcoming “infrastructure cliff.”
Smart Growth: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Higher Education
The Huffington Post – December 4, 2013
The pace of attainment, then, has huge implications for every city in America. Communities that focus and invest in higher education, keeping the talent they have and bringing even more educated people in, will have far greater chances of being competitive, vibrant places to live and work.
Should Drivers be Charged for Every Mile Driven?
PBS Newshour – December 4, 2013
Oregon was the first state in the union to impose a gas tax nearly a century ago … and in two thousand six it set up an experiment to see whether it might be able to lead the nation again.
Driving Is Going Out of Style
Slate – December 5, 2013
The real gains are to be made in rolling back the implicit subsidies to parking and barriers to multi-family apartments, leveling the regulatory playing field between private cars and private transit, and looking at operational issues that prevent cost-effective transit operations in the United States.