Today’s Headlines

  • Sen. Schumer (D-NY) calls for his chamber to back the House’s $4B high-speed rail proposal (WTEN-TV)
  • Oops, Nevada Gov. Gibbons (R) — turns out you haven’t really locked down that federal money for a mag-lev train (LV Sun)
  • Census data shows percentage of workers commuting by transit rising by 0.1 percent annually (Dow Jones)
  • New Jersey GOP gubernatorial challenger Chris Christie’s bad driving record inspires a negative ad from Gov. Jon Corzine (D) (Politico)
  • Indianapolis weighs the future of its nascent transit system (Indy Star)
  • Transportation industry becoming more influenced by local geography (Reuters)
  • Both LaHood and his deputy transportation secretary are on the sidelines for a high-profile airline antitrust case (Dow Jones, sub. req’d.)

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California releases its detailed plans for statewide high-speed rail (SMC Times) Massachusetts governor fires back at Oberstar’s critique of how fast/well the state is spending its stimulus money (Globe) Mysterious fires on transit buses attract attention in Atlanta (AJC) Louisiana Republican joins Democrats in urging Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) to reconsider his change-of-heart on high-speed […]

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