Today’s Headlines

  • Former Arizona DOT chief Victor Mendez confirmed to head the Federal Highway Administration (JOC)
  • Federal safety board tells D.C. its Metro system needs upgraded safety monitors, post-crash (WaPo)
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce gets behind a gas-tax increase to fund transpo ... (Roll Call)
  • ... but AASHTO, the state DOTs' lobby group, can't seem to do the same (Roll Call)
  • North Carolina gets a $386 million loan from the U.S. DOT for its first toll road (Triangle Biz Journal)
  • Steve Rattner, the financier turned White House auto-industry czar, steps down (WSJ)