Today’s Headlines

  • Cornell University economist on the best way to leveraged borrowed money during an economic recession: focus on infrastructure projects with economic multiplier effects, such as removing rail bottlenecks in the northeast corridor (NYT)
  • Puentes of Brookings, who attended last week's White House jobs summit, calls it "a fascinating yet frustrating event" (The Avenue)
  • Cities begin offering incentives, such as dedicated bike racks, to scooter and motorcycle commuters (USAT)
  • Texas Republican gubernatorial foes Hutchison and Perry spar over transportation funding (Morn News)
  • Connecticut officials concerned that delays will hurt the state's chances at snagging federal high-speed rail aid (Courant)