Today’s Headlines

  • Did the Obama administration cut a deal to silence congressional critics of its controversial nominee to regulate truck safety? One trucking industry exec says yes (DC Velocity)
  • Atlanta transport planners are eyeing the headquarters of the local newspaper for a new transit terminal, but the Journal-Constitution isn’t selling … yet (AJC)
  • German Chancellor Merkel tells Congress that climate change is one of the 21st century’s "great tests" — too bad the Senate isn’t doing great so far (WashPost)
  • Philadelphia transit workers to strike (NYT)
  • Washington won’t do it, but Denver will: Colorado’s governor proposes to hike the transportation budget (AP)
  • Jockeying continues in Maryland over whether to use transit to solve growth (MD Pols Watch)
  • Is gross domestic product (GDP) growth really the measure of an expanding economy? Not so much (BusinessWeek)
  • While the Philly strike is occurring during the World Series, it was specifically delayed until the World Series left Philly. Furthermore, not all transit is on strike; only certain modes. A good share of the transit network is still operating due to different unions. The headline provided here implies that the union went on strike while the World Series is in Philly, and that *all* transit is crippled.

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