Today’s Headlines

  • Proposed change to unionization rules that would make it easier for rail and airline workers to unionize is drawing fire (WSJ)
  • Development debate now raging in Tysons Corner, Virginia, offers an opening to try out the "value capture" method of transportation funding (TNR’s Avenue)
  • Streetcar construction is on the ballot in Idaho this Election Day; and the trolley revival is going national (AP)
  • One anonymous high-speed rail advocate sounds off: If the $50 billion investment envisioned by the House transportation bill doesn’t get through, momentum could be lost for good (Courant)
  • Environmental Protection Agency fines San Francisco’s transit authority $250,000 for its role in diesel spill (AP)
  • Portland hospital chain weighs in on the city’s 25-year transportation plan (Oregonian)
  • Harvard’s newest sociology class will focus on urban inequality, using TV’s "The Wire" as a way in (NY Post)

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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Republicans still hammering away at the House jobs bill as it edges toward a stop in the Senate (AP) Add Nebraska to the list of states considering a gas-tax increase to solve the frustrating puzzle of transportation finance (NP Telegraph) GOP senators may not be able to stop the Obama administration from requiring that climate […]