Today’s Headlines

  • When it comes to consuming fewer resources to save the environment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Americans are a lot like teenagers: they "aren’t acting in a way they should act." (WSJ)
  • Are states that outlaw texting while driving encouraging rule-breaking by posting traffic updates on Twitter? (AP)
  • What’s in Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s wallet? (Politico)
  • Kentucky state DOT, plagued by tight budget, makes room to create a brand-new position for a Democratic congressman’s wife (Herald-Leader)
  • New federal inquiry into potential terrorism plot prompts extra warnings about transit security (AP)
  • LaHood heads to Georgia’s Spelman College to unveil a new program aimed at boosting women’s involvement in the transport industry (ENEWSPF)
  • More proof of the trend reported here last month — trucks were more popular picks in the "cash for clunkers" program than the Obama administration admitted (Free Press)
  • What’s a "velomobile"? Short answer: the bike hybrid popularized by one locally famous resident of Washington state. Long answer: check out these pictures (Olympian)

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Today’s Headlines

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Congress Crunches Numbers on Transpo Funding (Politico) LaHood Announces $12.5M for Transit in Parks (eNews Park Forest) Oregon Adviser to Head Washington State Transpo (Seattle Times, Seattle PI) More Transpo Secretary Speculation: AZ Rep. Ed Pastor? (AZCentral.com) D.C. Mayor Sets Out Ambitious Sustainability Plan (WaPo) New Hampshire: Some Want Gas Tax (NHPR), Some Want Gambling Tax […]

Arizona Nixes Speed-Limit Enforcement Cameras

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In the latest in a series of high-profile conservative moves, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) administration has announced it will stop using cameras to enforce speed limits on the state’s highways — ending a program once billed as a boon to road safety that would also help raise revenue. A speed-camera image of the car […]

Today’s Headlines

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LaHood’s Thoughts on the Future of American Transportation (Fast Lane) More Analysis of the “End of Car Culture” from NYT, Bike League, MarketWatch New Transpo Secretary Foxx Supportive But Vague on Bikes (Bike League) Class Divisions in Navigating the San Fran Transit Strike (Next City) So What’s STROADing? Pics Explain (Strong Towns) Bad Infrastructure –> Bad Biking […]

Senior Dems Release New Distracted Driving Bill as LaHood Testifies

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Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) today unveiled his plan to take an incentive-based approach to distracted driving as Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testified on the Obama administration’s campaign to end the use of electronic devices behind the wheel. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) (Photo: Wired) Rockefeller’s bill, co-sponsored by three Republicans […]