Streetsblog Index

  • The price of a gallon of gasoline hits $5 in some parts of California. 
  • The price of a barrel of oil is about $3 shy of an all-time, inflation-adjusted high of $101.70. 
  • The traffic plan Richard Brodsky calls "workable, bold" requires $18 billion and wouldn’t produce results for at least a decade.

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Feds Begin Redefining ‘Affordable Housing’ to Include Transport Costs

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Comparing the transportation savings in dense versus dispersed neighborhoods for a dozen U.S. metro areas. (Chart: CNT) The process of expanding the federal government’s definition of "affordable housing," a stated goal of the Obama administration’s sustainable communities effort, began in earnest yesterday with the introduction of a new index that integrates transportation prices into the […]

LaHood to Congress: It’s Time to Talk About a Gas Tax Increase

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As Congress maneuvers to end the political impasse over the next long-term national transportation bill, lawmakers are going to have to debate an increase in the federal gas tax, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Photo: Getty Images) In his remarks at a Fort Worth transportation meeting, first reported by the […]

How Much Would Most People Pay For a Shorter Commute?

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Data: IBM’s CPI As Washington conventional wisdom has it, raising gas taxes or creating a vehicle miles traveled tax to pay for transportation is impossible during the current recession. After all, who would want to squeeze cash-strapped commuters during tough economic times? As it turns out, the public is very willing to pay for the […]
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Sprawl and the Cost of Living

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Cross-posted from City Observatory.  Over the past three weeks, we’ve introduced the “sprawl tax”—showing how much more Americans pay in time and money because of sprawling urban development patterns. We’ve also shown how much higher the sprawl tax is in the US than in other economically prosperous countries, and how sprawl and long commutes impose […]