Today’s Headlines

  • A must-read from Harold Meyerson: How the power of states’ rights, on infrastructure and other issues, threatens economic recovery (Prospect)
  • NYC health department releases new numbers that prove the connection between transportation reform and health reform (Streetsblog NY)
  • High-speed rail advocates escalate their push for the House’s proposed $4 billion investment in 2010 (NJBIZ)
  • New coalition forms to push streetcars for Northern Virginia (WashPost)
  • General Electric, still seeking American business for its fuel-efficient locomotives, signs a new deal with Brazil (JOC)
  • Missouri state lawmakers eager to crack down on texting while driving (AP)
  • K

    Re: NJ HSR advocates pushing for funding: Fixing a bridge to help the Acela run faster (presumably) would be great, but doesn’t exactly represent a broad vision for HSR in this country nor is it the strongest argument for why we need $4B vs $1.2B. Think bigger! Also, transit advocates seem to be confusing TOD with HSR; both are laudable goals, but two totally different things.

  • Brandi

    I agree that it isn’t a broad vision to fix a bottleneck on the NEC. It isn’t very flashy and probably wouldn’t be a good move PR wise. At the same time, the NEC is the most important rail corridor in the country and anything which makes it a little faster is going to improve the travels of the most commuters. I do agree with your other statements and they need to think bigger.

  • Brandi

    I meant travelers not commuters sorry.

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