Transportation headlines, Tuesday, Sept. 13

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog.

House and Senate Agree on 6-Month Transportation Extension (StreetsBlog DC)

In case you missed it, just days after a Senate committee asked the full chamber to consider a four-month extension of SAFETEA-LU, new negotiations have replaced that idea with a six-month extension at current spending levels. The bill also extends the gas tax. (Phew!)

Three concerns about extension of highway & transit bill (Transportation Issues Daily)

SAFETEA-LU will be renewed for six months under a Senate-House agreement reached late Friday. Congress will likely vote on the deal within the week. Three concerns.

Does public transit decrease housing values? (Center For Housing Policy)

This brief summarizes research exploring the ways in which public transit has been shown to influence housing costs for owners and renters in the United States.