Today’s Headlines

  • Mark your calendar, ’cause the Senate climate bill hearings start on Oct. 27 (Politico)
  • Some states are declining to post road signs that note when projects are being funded by federal stimulus money (NYT)
  • Breaking down the Kerry-Graham op-ed on climate cooperation — is it really a "game-changer" or just a sign of unnecessary compromises to come? (NRDC)
  • New report finds that oil demand in industrialized nations peaked back in 2005, but the developing world is still getting thirsty for more fossil fuels (NYT)
  • LaHood promises to send help with the service cuts D-Day facing Detroit bus riders (Free Press)
  • Honolulu gets federal approval to start preliminary engineering on a new $5.5 billion commuter rail line (Advertiser)
  • Dallas is using $2 million in federal stimulus money to install solar-powered streetlights, with impressive annual electricity savings (Morn News)
  • Bill McKibben reminds the president: You can’t negotiate a compromise deal with the planet (TNR)
  • Michigan could become the first home of "green highways," retooled roads reserved for electric vehicles, bikes, and other cleaner modes of transport (Time)
  • The "bridge in a backpack" that you read about first here on Streetsblog Cap Hill is hitting the big time (NYT)

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House Democrats are eyeing a $450 billion price tag for their federal transportation bill but haven’t solved the revenue puzzle (WSJ) Obama administration’s new climate change report says transportation will affect the warming planet … but the warming planet also will affect transportation (NYT) Local transit agencies cheer the war spending bill for allowing them […]

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LaHood: Gas tax hike and VMT tax are still on the table … but only once the economy improves (Dow Jones) D.C. Metro contends with a tragic bus accident (WaPo) U.S. DOT has approved just 20 percent of "clunkers" payments — thanks, Citigroup! (Det News) Federal highway chief celebrates sprawl-inducing MN road project (Fast Lane) […]

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Purple toll lanes, overhead lane-use control signs, and more crosswalk time for pedestrians are all coming soon to a road near you, as the U.S. DOT makes its first update in six years to the nation’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (UPI) Did one affordable-housing nonprofit in New York City really get $156 million […]

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Federal highway safety regulators knew that cell phone use while driving — even on a hands-free device — was a massive safety risk, but they hid it from Congress (NYT) LaHood’s stimulus tour stops in Sarasota, Florida (Herald-Trib) Don’t fret, New Yorkers: The $8 billion Hudson transit tunnel is on track for federal money whether […]

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Federal transit regulators are investigating possible safety flaws in the foundations that are to hold up a major new rail extension in the D.C. area (WashPost) Republicans still seeking consensus for plan to direct unspent stimulus money to transportation (WSJ) Sen. Feinstein supports using unspent financial bailout money to seed a National Infrastructure Bank (CQ […]

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Distracted pedestrians: still not as dangerous as their driving counterparts (NYT) At the Detroit auto show, signs of government control over the industry were plentiful (Newsweek) Missouri business and labor groups start a new Transportation Alliance to find solutions to the state’s funding crisis (KC Star) In Minnesota, a local editorial board questions whether easier […]