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Blumenauer: Don’t Let American Streets Remain Unsafe Routes to School

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Yesterday the House debated the GOP leadership’s oil drilling-with-a-side-of-highways bill, which may or may not survive the House floor. A lot of folks are upset about this proposal, which would eliminate dedicated federal funding for transit, biking, and walking, open up some of the country’s environmental treasures to oil drilling and delay infrastructure insolvency for […]
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Voices From the Rail~Volution

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Streetfilms was out in Portland at this year’s Rail~Volution conference, putting our finger on the pulse of the sustainable transportation world. We spoke to a healthy dose of this year’s attendees, including advocates, bloggers, planners, transit industry reps and members of transportation agencies across the country. Among those we heard from was Congressman Earl Blumenauer, […]
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House Approves Transpo Spending Bill After Stripping Out $ for Livability

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Congressmen Oberstar and Blumenauer, here speaking together at the 2007 Bike Summit, were on opposite sides of a dispute about increased funding for livability programs yesterday. Photo: Bike Portland The House of Representatives passed its 2011 appropriations bill for Transportation and Housing and Urban Development yesterday, significantly increasing the amount going to both highways and […]
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Four House Republicans Join Dems in Hailing LaHood’s Support for Bike-Ped

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Four House Republicans yesterday joined 24 Democratic colleagues in a letter praising Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his public support of federal bicycling and pedestrian investment — a stance that had generated some bad blood between LaHood and the trucking industry. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-VA), left, in the "congressional ride" during March’s National Bike Summit. […]