Today’s Headlines

  • A crucial footnote in the debate over using bailout money on infrastructure: $1 for TARP isn’t $1 for budgeting purposes (Ezra Klein)
  • Maryland governor cheers the prospects for a new federal infrastructure stimulus bill (AP)
  • Boston transit sees monthly ridership increase, which could bode well for the local economy (Globe)
  • Harvard prof Jeff Frankel has some thoughts on how to mend the budget deficit, and raising the gas tax is a big one (Frankel Blog via WSJ)
  • During a trip to D.C. for the White House jobs summit, Michigan’s governor also plans to talk high-speed rail with LaHood (WILX)
  • Complete streets policy in Charlotte, NC, wins EPA smart growth award (NCSC Blog)

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Controversy grows over the Obama administration’s ill-starred attempt to count jobs created or saved by the economic stimulus law, including transport projects (Bloomberg, NYT Blog) Nominee for Amtrak’s board of directors says the train network needs better financial management (NorthJersey.com) Green transportation analyst: Let’s redirect unused infrastructure stimulus money to transit (Det. News) Untapped demand […]

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Two days after rolling out its transit safety bill in the House, the Obama administration turns its attention across the Capitol (Banking Cmte Press) Will the House take up a jobs bill, including upwards of $50 billion in transportation spending, before 2010? Some say yes (The Hill), others say likely not (Politico) Transit operating aid […]

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LaHood en route to Kansas City and Tucson this week — a sign that streetcars are poised to join Moynihan Station in snagging big TIGER money? (WH Press) Japanese bullet-train magnate says he could build a Florida factory to help ensure a piece of the state’s ample high-speed rail pie (WSJ) Transit stimulus is still […]

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House to Mark Up Transpo Bill Thursday, as Clock Ticks (Progressive Railroading, The Hill) 19 Dem Governors Ask Congress for a Long-Term Transpo Bill (The Hill) Driverless Car Tested on I-95 in Virginia (AP) Ratings Agency Blames Millennials’ Car-Free Choices for Poor Road Conditions (Denver Biz Journal) Will San Joaquin Valley Innovate, or Just Continue With Sprawl? (CityLab) Federal […]

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Boxer: Senate considering breaking up its jobs bill into several pieces, with an infrastructure provision that would bail out the highway trust fund for this year (Dow Jones) Conservative Rep. Don Young (R-AK), architect of the 2005 federal transportation bill, admits that Alaska’s plans for a gas tax suspension would endanger its financial support from […]