Today’s Headlines

  • The Obama administration is prepared to unveil its plan to set long-absent national transit safety standards (WashPost)
  • Transportation construction companies say the stimulus isn't helping their employment picture, call for a higher gas tax and an eventual transition to a VMT tax (Post-Gazette)
  • Specter wants the federal government to stay out of the debate over two high-profile tolling proposals in his home state of Pennsylvania (The Reporter)
  • Goldman Sachs reads the writing on wall, predicts an infrastructure stimulus early next year (Zero Hedge)
  • LaHood gives a boost to planners of a major road-widening project in his home state ... (Daily Herald)
  • ... as a bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers presses him for action on a road-widening project near a paper mill that's soon to close down (Tidewater News)
  • Northeastern states form a working group to increase their chances at getting federal high-speed rail aid (Boston Herald)