Today’s Headlines

  • Republicans on the House transportation committee warn that a federal role in transit safety oversight may not translate into fewer injuries on railways (Mica Press)
  • As the Obama administration takes on rail transit safety, the NTSB moves forward on passenger bus safety (AP)
  • Was Obama flip-flopping when he admitted that what's "shovel-ready" isn't always the best project, then later endorsed new transportation spending? (WashPost)
  • How can the White House make the most of its new job-creation push? In a word, buildings (Grist)
  • As climate deniers thunder on about hyped-up scandal, the EPA quietly totals public comments on its finding that carbon emissions threaten public health: 70% in favor, 30% opposed (WSJ Blog)
  • Florida Senate approves major new rail legislation (CBS4)