Today’s Headlines

  • "Cash for clunkers" not the retail-sales boost economists had hoped … (NYT)
  • … and still not paying auto dealers on time (WSJ)
  • A must-read: Labeled the "fastest-dying cities," these towns are fighting back (WSJ)
  • Happy 50th birthday to the three-point seat belt (Wired)
  • Number of Americans flying internationally hit a 7.5-year low (Dow Jones)

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Inside the Oregon DOT’s quest to make a mileage tax work (Marketplace) Could a "cash for clunkers" approach work to retire creaky coal-fired power plants? (WSJ) Boston becomes the fourth U.S. city to let software developers work with transit data (Herald) LaHood hits Maine to check out new "bridge in a backpack" technology (AP) Struggling […]

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The Energy Department awards $150 million in grants to innovative tech projects, many of them in the transportation sector (WSJ Blog) Rail companies, including Amtrak, are lobbying against a federal mandate to implement the safety program known as "positive train control" (WSJ) Uh-oh: Philadelphia transit workers may start their strike during the World Series (AP) […]

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With Key Republicans Opposing White House Transportation Plan… (WSJ, TNR) …Odds Are Long That It Will Pass Before the Elections (WaPo, WSJ) Infrastructure Bank: An Idea Whose Time has Come? (WaPo, Brookings, CSM) $50 Billion Isn’t Nearly Enough to Shore Up Our Transportation System (SF Chron) Reid Calls for “Piecemeal” Approach on Climate (Hill) Meanwhile, Ballot Measure Would […]

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More on Obama’s Call For Infrastructure Investment (NYT, Transpo Nation, WSJ) Top Dems Miffed By Anti-Earmark Rhetoric (The Hill, Politico) White House Readies Transpo Plan Rollout for Mid-February (AP) Can Rep. Mica Thread the Transportation Funding Needle? (WSJ) Scarce Mention of Climate in SOTU (The Hill, Time) Meanwhile, Climate “Czar” Browner Will Step Down (LAT, […]

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Clinton vs. Trump on Infrastructure (The Hill) White House Expands Smart Cities Focus Aging U.S. Transit Systems to See Rise in Federal Funding (WSJ) Paris Bans Vehicle Traffic Along Seine Riverbank (Guardian) Lower Speed Limits Approved in Seattle (Seattle Times) In Boston, Advocates Push for Late-Night Bus Service (Boston Globe) The Success Story of Denver Transit (WSJ) Majority of […]

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Energy Lobbyists Regroup During Spill Bill Delay; Reid Open to a Broader Approach (WSJ, The Hill) Grist: How Can We Make Housing in Walkable Places More Affordable? LaHood Watch: Secretary Unruffled By Threats to Block Rail Plan in Ohio (BusinessWeek) End in Site for Effort to Cap Gulf Gusher (CNN) Senators Nervous About EPA Plan […]