Today’s Headlines

  • The chairman of the House Administration Committee, which supervises the Capitol complex itself, is planning to crack down on congressional aides who text behind the wheel (Roll Call)
  • Chris Leinberger on why the housing market crash is producing a "bailout of sprawl" (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Florida’s new GOP senator is doing his part to help the state get its rail act together (Examiner.com)
  • The boom in state energy efficiency programs is a good thing, but are there enough experts out there to meet demand for retrofits and upgrades? (WSJ)
  • Not a good sign for the climate bill: New poll shows a precipitous drop in the share of Americans who believe there is "solid evidence" of global warming (Wash. Indy)
  • Bay Area business groups in Transportation for America coalition push Boxer for stronger investments in the climate bill (T4A Blog)
  • Indianans consider a statewide referendum to fund transit (Indy Star)
  • “Indianans”? hahahaha! Never heard that word before.
    A citizen of Indiana is a “Hoosier”.

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White House Staying Quiet For Now on Transit’s Role in Climate Bill

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Delivering his climate-change message to Congress yesterday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned that fuel-efficiency advances secured by the Obama administration would not be enough to reduce emissions from transportation — not without encouraging Americans to drive less. Transportation Secretary LaHood said today he’ll weigh in later on climate-change money for transit. (Photo: HillBuzz) But when […]

Senate Climate Bill Leaks: The Good News and Bad News for Transport

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Boxer Delays Senate Climate Bill Until September

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