Today’s Headlines

  • Voters told pollsters that "jobs and the economy" were their No. 1 concerns this year, which is keeping discussion of a new infrastructure spending package very much alive in Washington (Bloomberg)
  • What’s the real lesson of this past Election Day? That ballot measures for transportation investment do well (Morning News)
  • Blumenauer introduces a bill that would expand Safe Routes to School to high schools (Bike Portland)
  • For fuel-efficient cars to command the U.S. market, auto executives say they need one thing to happen first: a gas tax hike (Reuters)
  • But speaking of the gas tax, hopes for a state-wide increase in New Jersey are looking D.O.A. thanks to the election of GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie (Bloomberg)
  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R), facing a conservative challenge in his 2010 U.S. Senate bid, calls for a special state legislative session to consider commuter rail funding — and with it, a greater shot at federal high-speed rail money (AP)

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White House: Reid’s Energy Bill Could Be Strengthened in Committee (Bloomberg) New Jersey Sprawl Reaches Breaking Point (NJ.com) Do Heavy Trucks Pay Their Share for Highway Maintenance? (Idaho Reporter) LaHood Schedules Distracted Driving Summit for September (Detroit News) Why Gas Tax Hikes Are Long Overdue (USA Today)  Texas DOT Gives Rail a Chance (Dallas Morning News) […]

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To neutralize Bunning’s one-man filibuster, Reid weighs calling up a new long-term extension of unemployment insurance … but what of the transportation funding shutdown? (Fox News) DE Senate hopeful Castle vows to help the northeast corridor secure more high-speed rail aid (DE Online) Digital billboards: the new front in battles against distracted driving (NYT) All […]

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Extreme Summer Weather Puts Climate Change Back in the Spotlight (NYT) Bingaman: Don’t Expect Energy or Oil Legislation Before the Elections (Politico)  San Francisco Sees Transportation Building Boom Despite the Bum Economy (Mercury News) LA Mayor Villaraigosa: A Born Again Bike Advocate? (AP) Private Firms Tackle Distracted Driving (Sun-Times) Voinovich Clarifies Gas Tax Comments (Hill) […]

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LaHood brings his anti-distracted driving campaign to the United Nations today (WaPo Blogs) Lingering threat of ash clouds in Europe is giving a long-term boost to rail (Bloomberg) AASHTO president chastises Obama administration for focusing on maintenance of existing roads rather than new lane capacity (Hatt. American) Murray, the Senate’s chief appropriator for the U.S. […]

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Senate Committee Finds Compromise, While Camp’s New Bill Spurs More Divisions (Bloomberg) Roll Call: Camp’s Plan Could Win By Default And Blumenauer Continues Push for Gas Tax Hike (Oregonian) Federal Transit Administration Turns 50 (The Hill) Can There Be a Win-Win for the Beltline and Atlanta Public Schools? (Creative Loafing Atlanta) Ending the Blight Caused By Syracuse’s Downtown […]

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A new study reinforces the open secret of distracted driving — legislation requiring hands-free cell phones won’t do the job (WSJ) More proof that the vice president was correct in calling high-speed rail grants apolitical: Pennsylvania’s Democratic-rich leadership is upset to see their state got shut out (Trib-Review) In Tampa, meanwhile, joy over rail money […]