Today’s Headlines

  • As Copenhagen climate talks wind on, a timely reminder that clean transportation can take the U.S. halfway to its emissions reduction goals (HuffPost)
  • LaHood gives Connecticut's local high-speed rail effort a friendly nudge (News Times)
  • Michigan, home of the U.S. car industry, ranked second-to-last in the nation when it came to fuel-efficiency improvements achieved under the "cash for clunkers" program (Det News)
  • Oberstar says his six-year, $500 billion transportation bill is major unfinished business for 2010, but gives no specific timetable (Roll Call)
  • To help make midwestern inter-city rail reliable and fast, it has to stop competing with freight rail (Sun-Times)
  • Veolia, the French private transit company becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., enters a contract dispute with the transit agency in Austin, TX (American-Statesman)
  • Atlanta area county voters back a sales tax increase to pay for light rail, according to a new study (Access North GA)
  • Birmingham, AL, puts $9 million in transit upgrades on hold (AL.com)
  • Boxer's message to Copenhagen delegates: "America has already acted" on climate change (Roll Call)