Today’s Headlines

  • AFL-CIO and other unions backing Democrats' push for a new, possibly infrastructure-centric jobs bill (The Hill)
  • West Virginia congressman, calling for a long-term transport bill as a "second stimulus," says toll is a "four-letter word" but vows to be open to any funding proposal -- except a VMT tax (Register-Herald)
  • A humorously candid take on one scholar's pitch for a higher federal gas tax: "logical but unpopular" (LV Sun)
  • A dismaying tradeoff in Chicago, where the transit authority's budget prevents a fare hike but includes service cuts and layoffs (Trib Blogs)
  • Welcome to the governor's mansion, Chris Christie (R-NJ). You've got a big transportation funding problem (Star-Ledger)
  • Florida's new but temporary Republican senator backs up his past stance in strong support of commuter rail (Sentinel)
  • What's more efficient, a drive-through fast food restaurant or one with a parking lot? Canadians debate (NYT Blogs)