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President Obama giving the 2013 State of the Union address. Photo by Pete Souza/The White House.
STATEMENT: WRI Response to the State of the Union
WASHINGTON (February 13, 2013)– In his State of the Union address, President Obama presented his priorities for his second term, including addressing the threat of climate change. New analysis by the World Resources Institute has identified four essential steps the ...
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
Today, President Obama urged Congress to pass a clean extension of the nation’s surface transportation bill. If not extended, the bill will expire on September 30, taking with it funding for mass transit systems, as well as shutting down bridge ...
State of the Union: Billions of Dollars for High-Speed Rail, But What About Other Modes of Transport?
State of the Union: Billions of Dollars for High-Speed Rail, But What About Other Modes of Transport?
Last night, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, announcing that Florida will receive $1 billion for a high-speed rail line (running between Tampa and Orlando.) In total, 13 major corridors will receive $8 billion in stimulus ...
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
A pedestrian waits at 14th and U St. NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by M.V. Jantzen. Two stories you need to know about sustainable transportation in the United States this week: Vehicle Emission Rules to Tighten Washington Post May 19, 2009 ...
Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Where's My Stimulus?
Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Where's My Stimulus?
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association released a statement yesterday calling on citizens to urge state governments to build more bicycling and pedestrian projects using the $26.6 billion in stimulus funds released for transport projects on Tuesday, as part of the ...
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
From NPR: Among the winners in the $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed into law last week are backers of high-speed rail. The legislation included $8 billion for fast trains in the U.S. — the most ever allocated ...