Today’s Headlines

  • A response to the New York Times piece claiming that America no longer builds ‘mega-projects’: We’re paying for them in the Mideast (Foreign Policy via Yglesias)
  • The Wall Street Journal quotes construction company chiefs lamenting transportation job losses and wishing for a "pavement fairy" — prompting LaHood to fire back (DOT Blog)
  • Oberstar says the price tag for a high-speed rail link between Duluth and Minneapolis-St. Paul is too high (MPR)
  • A new study says Denver area residents may never see the transit improvements for which they agreed to pay higher taxes (Times-Call)
  • Parking cash-outs: Environmentally healthier, and more accessible, than free parking (EDF Blog)
  • How green is your economic stimulus? Not very much, based on actual spending data released so far (Green Bldg Law Blog via NRDC)
  • Wichita transit authority using stimulus money to replace its old Ford cars with new hybrids (Eagle)
  • Lee

    RE: Yglesias response – is this not the exact same case that Obama made for his timeline for withdraw in his speech last night? ie. “a nation’s leaders can hurt the country just as easily by under-investing at home as by neglecting its defenses”.

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