Today’s Headlines

  • The Energy Department awards $150 million in grants to innovative tech projects, many of them in the transportation sector (WSJ Blog)
  • Rail companies, including Amtrak, are lobbying against a federal mandate to implement the safety program known as "positive train control" (WSJ)
  • Uh-oh: Philadelphia transit workers may start their strike during the World Series (AP)
  • Minnesota DOT welcomes the presence of a roadside cleaning group that comes with its own firearms (AP)

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More on Obama’s Call For Infrastructure Investment (NYT, Transpo Nation, WSJ) Top Dems Miffed By Anti-Earmark Rhetoric (The Hill, Politico) White House Readies Transpo Plan Rollout for Mid-February (AP) Can Rep. Mica Thread the Transportation Funding Needle? (WSJ) Scarce Mention of Climate in SOTU (The Hill, Time) Meanwhile, Climate “Czar” Browner Will Step Down (LAT, […]

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ARC Tunnel on the Verge of Dying a Second Death (AP, WSJ) Michigan, California, Florida, Virginia Reel in High-Speed Rail Money (AP) Meanwhile, Palo Alto Says “No Thanks” to Rail Funds (Transpo Nation) Amtrak Plans New Iowa City to Chicago Route (Trib) Several House Races Could Hinge on Candidates’ Cap-and-Trade Stance (LAT) A Lesson About […]

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Early draft of Senate jobs bill emerges: $20B for the highway trust fund and Build America Bond language, but no new funding for TIGER grants (Politico) AASHTO unveils website touting more than 280,000 "highway and transit jobs" created or sustained by the stimulus law’s focus on transportation — Democrats hail the news (EPW Press) In […]

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Regional partnerships are helping to maximize the impact of federal stimulus dollars (TNR) Arizona craziness: Traffic safety officials allege man is evading 37 photo-enforced speeding tickets by wearing a monkey mask (AZ Republic) Is suburbia the real by-product of government regulation? (Yglesias, Ryan Avent) National Transportation Safety Board bans staff from using cell phones behind […]

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House Dems continue a growing drumbeat in favor of infrastructure investment to create new jobs … but the funding question remains unanswered (WSJ) Texas Republican gubernatorial foes Hutchison and Perry trade jabs over transportation funding (News Messenger) A new poll with an eye-rolling setup: 6 in 10 people think transit and carpooling are good for […]

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Reid: It’s Time to Focus on Transportation (Reuters) Obama: FAA Stalemate a “Self-Inflicted Wound” (Politico) Mass. Highway Official Ousted for Big Dig Remarks (AP) Pennsylvania Panel Pitches Transportation Funding Ideas (Land Line) High Line Inspires Trestle-to-Park Projects in Other Cities (NYT) Sprawl Helping Fuel Devastating Fires in the West (CNBC) Here’s Something You’ll Never See […]