Today’s Headlines

  • Look who’s lobbying for a gas tax hike: the nation’s biggest business lobby (WaPo)
  • State DOTs don’t like the suggestion that their stimulus spending is less than fabulous (AP)
  • LaHood says private investment in roads could lag behind high-speed rail (Reuters)
  • Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) is becoming known as the thorn in the side of the enviro committee (Greenwire)

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The Texas Transportation Institute’s urban mobility hits the streets today — here’s a preview (AP) UPS steps up to do its part in reducing transpo-based emissions (Greenwire) High-speed rail headed for a bumpy ride in California (CSM) Wealthy oilman Pickens ends his flirtation with wind power to focus on not-so-green natural gas vehicles (NYT)

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Oberstar is throwing his weight behind a three-month extension of transport law, but the Senate has its own 18-month plan ready, with a $20 billion price tag (CQ) Senate approves $122 billion transportation-housing spending bill, with $10.4 billion for transit (AP) California is banking on winning nearly half the Obama administration’s high-speed rail money (Reuters) […]

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Transportation Secretary LaHood and Vice President Biden promote the economic stimulus’ infrastructure spending — on bridge repairs and massive highway expansions (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pitch) Congress slips $1 billion for a weak "cash for clunkers" plan into its $105 billion war spending bill (Detroit News) With the timeline for a federal transpo bill slipping, advocates […]

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Senate environment committee kicks climate drafting into high gear, scheduling a hearing on transportation (Greenwire) House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) criticizes the stimulus but supports stimulus cash for high-speed rail, and sees no problem with that (Politico) New paper in Science affirms Jane Jacobs: Urban-style population density helped shape human cognition (Scienceblogs via Andrew […]

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House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (D-CT) backs new push for infrastructure spending to surmount high unemployment rates (The Hill) The Obama administration’s high-speed rail plans are sparking a rift between traditional transport groups and those who fear the usual suspects are taking a go-slow approach (GreenWire) Is newly minted rail kingpin Warren Buffett this […]

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Warren Buffett, newly minted full owner of the Burlington Northern railroad, says all cars on U.S. roads will be electric within 20 years (Seeking Alpha) Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), head of the new Congressional "Jobs NOW!" Caucus, says his members would be open to paying for a new transportation bill with unused money from the […]