Today’s Headlines

  • House Democrats on track to approve more transportation spending as part of a December jobs bill, but health care is likely to postpone Senate action until 2010 (NYT)
  • LaHood calls for a national crackdown on texting while driving -- but doesn't pick a side, legislatively speaking (WashPost)
  • Missouri is on the verge of a transport funding crisis, but political fears of talking new taxes are putting prospects for a solution even further out of reach (Missourinet)
  • North Texas hosting LaHood today for its annual transport conference (Star-Telegram)
  • A Nevada editorial board backs the street retrofitting recommendations in the new pedestrian safety report released by Transportation for America ... (LV Sun)
  • ... while the editors of Cleveland's newspaper call on the feds to step in with transit operating aid for the city (Plain Dealer)
  • While U.S. high speed rail waits for takeoff, London unveils plans for a new bullet train to Madrid (Gadling)