Today’s Headlines

  • Secret Service motorcade — without the vice president on board — strikes and kills a pedestrian (The Hill)
  • Truckers: "As soon as you say ‘green’, [they] shut down" (Reuters)
  • Pennsylvania Republican leaders urges LaHood to reject state leaders’ plan to toll I-80 (Post-Gazette)
  • For seeking a nuclear- and drilling-heavy climate change bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gets censured in his home state (Post & Courier)
  • The recent forced closure of a bridge over Lake Champlain in upstate New York? It could be just the beginning of the problem (AP)
  • The Obama administration is taking action to help … the airline industry (AP)
  • A pitch to retool highways with adjacent rail lines and embedded electricity transmission (NYT)
  • Explaining the correlation between the relative pollution of cities and their ability to attract new residents (TNR’s Avenue)

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Oberstar agrees to back Senate jobs bill after getting a written promise from Senate majority leader that $932 million in pre-earmarked transportation funding will be redistributed (Politico) Cost inflation and fears of higher ticket prices are already dogging California high-speed rail (LAT) Ohio River Bridges project, dubbed one of the nation’s "highways to nowhere," might […]

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Obama to Unveil Six-Year, $478M Transpo Bill Today (Detroit News) Roll Call Compares the Numbers to Other Transpo Bills in the Ether 12 States Might Increase Gas Taxes This Year (Tax Justice Blog) As Rail Costs Balloon, Honolulu Leaders Plan Trip to DC (AP) 10 Years in the Making, FasTracks is Transforming Denver (Denver Post) Was […]

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When it comes to consuming fewer resources to save the environment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Americans are a lot like teenagers: they "aren’t acting in a way they should act." (WSJ) Are states that outlaw texting while driving encouraging rule-breaking by posting traffic updates on Twitter? (AP) What’s in Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s wallet? […]

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MARTA’s Top Post Draws San Antonio Transit Chief (Atlanta Biz Chronicle) Ex-Board Member Blasts LaHood for Dropping Ball on Silver Line (WAMU, Bacon’s Rebellion) Farm Bureaus Ask to Halt Building on California High-Speed Rail Project (Merced Sun-Star) Things Look Bleak for Rhode Island’s Public Transit Agency (AP) Gas Tax Can Pay for Toxic Cleanup, Rules […]

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Talks Continue to Avert San Francisco Transit Strike (SF Chronicle) First Rail Laid for Cincinnati Streetcar (Cincinnati Biz Journal) Hoosier State Line Will Keep Chugging Under New Deal (AP) Amtrak Celebrates Ridership Record With Discount (The Hill) Webinar Today: How to Use Twitter for Bike/Ped Advocacy (Bike League/Alliance for Biking & Walking) Governor Supports Delay for Twin […]

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Very bad news for train riders in the northeast: The Obama administration’s first rounds of high-speed rail money are unlikely to help improve Acela service, due to lengthy environmental reviews required by U.S. DOT (Globe) Two disparate takes on the House jobs bill: Does it represent "room for real debate" on a new federal transportation […]