Today’s Headlines

  • Inside the frustration of Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Congress’ livable-communities stalwart (NYT)
  • Transportation expert and former Bush-Cheney adviser Jack Schenendorf calls out today’s GOP: If Reagan and Eisenhower could preside over gas tax increases to pay for infrastructure, why can’t you guys get on board? (Williston Herald)
  • Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) takes some heat back home for being his party’s designated objector to using bailout money to close an $8.7 billion transportation contracting gap (Journal-Star)
  • The White House’s stimulus job-creation estimates are still just as fuzzy as ever … (ProPublica)
  • … and the jury’s still out on whether the stimulus’ investment in high-tech research will help the economy in the short term (NYT)
  • Sarah Palin’s back with a familiar energy policy mantra — "drill, baby, drill" (Nat’l Review)

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House transportation committee clashes over the speed of stimulus spending (USA Today) D.C. Metro crash sharpens focus on aging transit equipment (NYT) Dems go after senior GOPer Cantor on high-speed rail (Culpeper Exponent) Democratic lawmakers write to Obama to back up Wednesday’s transportation hearing (AP)

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The Obama administration has received applications worth $57 billion for the stimulus law’s $1.5 billion TIGER grant program, designed to focus on multi-modal projects (JOC) LaHood jabs at the media after a critical piece on road stimulus spending … (Dallas M-N) … and announces plans to go to Copenhagen for Chicago’s 2016 Olympics bid (WH […]

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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 […]

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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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Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) send a message to their colleagues: Bipartisan agreement on a climate change bill is within reach (NYT) 23 members of California’s congressional delegation come out cheering for the state’s high-speed rail application (BizWire) In the suburbs, energy-saving behavior is spreading like wildfire (NYT) New York Post editorializes […]

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Previewing tonight’s "Blueprint America" episode on the path Detroit must take to build a future apart from the auto industry; check it out on PBS at 10pm (NYT) Dallas looking ahead to the transportation challenges it will face while hosting Super Bowl 2011 (Morn News) A new study from the Economic Policy Institute finds that […]