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)