Here are some interesting transportation related headlines from the past several days.
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Calls to bring high-speed rail to Texas grow louder
- With congestion on the rise and the "mood of the moment in Washington is decidedly pro-rail," transportation planners and rail advocates in Texas are exploring high speed rail possibilities.
From the Denver Post - Fee hike may fuel road fixes
- The Colorado Senate hopes to secure $500 million in bonds to repair roads and bridges by increasing car registration fees. The FASTER bill also has an interesting provision allowing for local toll collection on state highways.
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch - States consider mileage tax
- An Oregon task force is considering using GPS to tax drivers based on their miles driven. What are the challenges and is this idea on the drawing board in other states?