Today’s Headlines

  • D.C. Metro had train control problems before June’s fatal crash that were never revealed (WaPo)
  • Obama signs $7 billion highway trust fund rescue bill into law (JOC)
  • "Cash for clunkers" scammers begin popping up (Daily News)
  • Taxes to pay for transportation become the hot issue in the Virginia governor’s race (WaPo)
  • Oberstar challenges airlines’ use of multiple per-service fees (Dow Jones)

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Washington Metro Closed for 24 Hours for Emergency Inspections (USA Today) “Commuter Chaos” Expected (Global Post), Beltway “Barely Moving” (WaPo), Traffic Slows Buses (WaPo) “#Metrogeddon” Inspires First Time Bike Commuter ( WaPo 1, 2) After Flirting With Rejecting Grant, Raleigh Adopts Bike-Share Program (News Observer) Resurrected City-Only MARTA-Expansion Bill Passes Georgia House Panel (AJC) Pedestrians “Run for Their Lives” […]

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The Fed Balks as Congress Aims to Take Billions for Transpo (Politico) The American Highway Users Alliance Wants You to Know About These Traffic Tie-Ups (WaPo, CBS News) How a Giant Highway Wrecked Syracuse (Atlantic) “Layer of Government Legitimacy” Added to Vegas-to-SoCal High-Speed Rail (AP) WaPo Chronicles Five Myths About the DC Metro Heritage Foundation Picks Out Five Gimmicks in […]

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Senate Refuses to Pass Oil-Related Bills from the Dems and the GOP (MoJo, The Hill) If Six Lawmakers Can’t Agree On a Debt-Reduction Plan, How Will 535? (WaPo, WaPo) Terry Bellamy Fills Gabe Klein’s Big Shoes at DDOT (WJLA, Housing Complex) More on D.C.’s Meteoric Rise to Bike-Friendly Stardom (Smart Planet) With High Gas Prices, […]

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Senate EPW Committee Weighs Approaches to Transpo Funding Bill (WaPo) Foxx, State Business Lobby Push for Long-Term Funding Solution (The Hill, WaPo) Is The Phrase “Smart Growth” Dead at This Point? (GGW) Amtrak Bill Isn’t Promising for Northeast Corridor (Skift) Twin Cities Light Rail Issues Play Out in Federal Court (Minn Post) The Most Economically […]

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Transpo Bill Caught Up in House Leadership Chaos (WaPo) In Unprecedented Move, Feds Take Over DC Metro Safety (GGW, WaPo) San Diego Passes $204B Long-Term Transport Plan (SD Union-Trib) NJ Transit to Take Lead on Hudson River Tunnel Project Studies (NJ.com) Why Experts Are Watching Houston’s New Bus System (PBS News Hour) A Look at the “Go […]

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Obama Signs Trust Fund Patch Into Law (Transport Topics) Will a Republican Senate Get to Write Transportation Bill in May? Looks Like It (WaPo) Transportation Reform Champion Sen. Brian Schatz Likely to Eke Out Nomination (WaPo) Road Lobby’s Warning Against Fuel Economy Standards: It Will Lower Gas Tax Receipts (The Hill) WaPo‘s Courtland Milloy Goes […]