Today’s Headlines

  • D.C. Metro crash becomes a factor in the debate over a new federal transportation bill (The Hill)
  • Oberstar’s $450 billion proposal includes strong provisions for monitoring drug and alcohol abuse by truckers (The Trucker)
  • Fellow Floridian lawmakers lobby Rep. John Mica (R) on increasing the state’s gas tax reimbursement (McClatchy)
  • Congressional audit concurs with transportation-finance commissioner Skancke: U.S. lacks strategic plan for high-speed rail (AP)

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Oberstar bashes the Obama administration anew: "They have not given transportation any thought. I have." (NPR) DeFazio also keeps the heat on, calling LaHood a "good guy [who] knows nothing about transportation" (Oregonian) Freight and trucking lobbies decline to endorse Oberstar in his battle with the White House; truckers are concerned about his support for […]

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What Is Really Happening Behind Conference Committee’s Closed Doors? (Trans Issues Daily) Obama Administration Needs to Show More Leadership on Transportation (Politico) What Does the Transportation Bill Mean For Truckers? (Bismarck Tribune) Can CA High-Speed Rail Be Built Fast Enough to Avoid Risking Federal Dollars? (LAT, NBC) HSR: CA vs. NEC (Politico) Governors Want Transpo […]

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More Climate Bill Postmortem (Politico, Washington Post) Will Environmentalists Regroup Around a Carbon Fee Instead of a Carbon Cap? (The Nation) Meanwhile, Meet the "Energy Bill" (NYT, Atlantic)  Oil Spill: Less Catastrophic Than We All Thought? (Time) Defazio: Crumbling U.S. Transportation System Worthy of "Fourth World" Label (The Trucker)  Real Estate Booms and Busts Could […]

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Gov. Perry‘s Texas-Sized Plan for Transportation (Politico) Poverty Rates Have Skyrocketed in the Suburbs (CNN) Study: Transit Ridership Is on the Rise (Transpo Nation) Obama Vows to Veto GOP Bills That Would Foul the Air  (The Hill) Want Economic Growth? Invest in Infrastructure (AJC) Smart Growth Saves Both Space and Money (Hartford Courant) How Dangerous Is […]

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More on Obama’s Push for Infrastructure Investment (WaPo, The Hill, NYT) Will Transportation Anchor a Bipartisan Agenda in 2011? (Politico) New Jersey’s Gov. May Blink on Tunnel Funding Standoff (Bloomberg, NJ.com) Shipping by Rail, Not Trucks, Could Mean Big Savings for Farmers (AP) In 2009, Americans Cut Back on Transportation Spending (Transpo Nation, Good) Walkable […]