Paul Steely White and Brian Lehrer Analyze DOT Plan

With more on DOT’s Sustainable Streets plan, here’s Transportation Alternatives’ Paul Steely White on this morning’s Brian Lehrer Show. Over the course of the 17 minute clip, White and Lehrer discuss parking policy, bike commuting and Bus Rapid Transit. Don’t miss the Streetsblog plug.

Also this morning, Lehrer hosted New York Times reporter John Broder for a segment on the Clinton-Obama gas tax divide.

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