04 Feb '12, 2pm

Boehner’s last stand: House leader wants to kill transit funding via @grist

Rep. John Boehner thinks trains and buses are bogus, apparently. It was apparently not enough to obliterate funding for bike lanes and walking paths and kids trying to get to school. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wants to keep our tax dollars from paying for public transit as well. Earlier this week, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) unveiled a draft transportation bill that would cut all designated funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure, the Safe Routes to School program, and grants that have encouraged “complete streets” projects. Still, it looked like the more egregious provisions would be stripped away as the legislation — titled “The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act” — ran through the lawmaking process. And at least the bill maintained the country’s longstanding, if weak, commitment to public transportation. Then, Wednesday night, Boehner and the leaders ...

Full article: http://grist.org/politics/boehners-last-stand-house-leade...

Tweets

Boehner’s last stand: House leader wants to kil...

grist.org 02 Feb '12, 10pm

Rep. John Boehner thinks trains and buses are bogus, apparently. It was apparently not enough to obliterate funding for bi...

Quick update: May this be the last

Quick update: May this be the last

hanzbr.blogspot.com 04 Feb '12, 8am

I've been pretty busy lately with all the things that are happening around me. Campaigns, exam, grandmother, family and oh...

Safe House

gv.com.sg 08 Feb '12, 3am

Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangero...

Safe House (In Digital)

gv.com.sg 08 Feb '12, 3am

Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangero...

5 ways to make public transit awesome

mnn.com 08 Feb '12, 5pm

Public transportation is a great example of almost no design whatsoever. I mean, it’s been designed to fail. And we know i...

House transit bill so bad even Republicans don’...

grist.org 09 Feb '12, 7pm

The transportation bill currently making its way through the House of Representatives sure does suck . It strips funds fro...

Stephanie Lim: Last of Osaka .. for now

Stephanie Lim: Last of Osaka .. for now

stephiielim.blogspot.com 04 Feb '12, 7pm

Sadly tonight will be the last night for me here. Definitely gonna miss Japan a lot. It started snowing today too, heavy s...

Review committee wants more S'poreans participa...

channelnewsasia.com 05 Feb '12, 11am

SINGAPORE: A high-level committee has set out a comprehensive plan to transform Singapore's arts and culture scene over th...

US breast cancer charity drops plans to cut Pla...

todayonline.com 04 Feb '12, 5am

NEW YORK - For leaders of the United States' pre-eminent breast-cancer charity, it was a firestorm they didn't see coming ...

Green your school and @OliviaMunn might help you win a trip to the White House! #OliviaMunn

Green your school and @OliviaMunn might help yo...

ecorazzi.com 09 Feb '12, 1am

Schools need at least 10 participating students to be eligible. Once the projects are complete (again, the deadline is Apr...

We've got openings for news reporter/bloggers a...

grist.org 07 Feb '12, 2pm

Oversee a colorful gamut of daily operations, including finance, fundraising, sales, marketing, administration, and HR Lea...

5 ways to make public transit awesome

mnn.com 10 Feb '12, 3pm

Public transportation is a great example of almost no design whatsoever. I mean, it’s been designed to fail. And we know i...