Today’s Headlines

  • The transportation security fallout from Christmas Day plane-bombing attempt (NYT)
  • Transit saw a 3.8 percent drop in ridership during the first 9 months of 2009 … (NYT Blogs)
  • … but not in San Francisco (SF Gate)
  • Siemens among the manufacturers poised to drive a future U.S. high-speed rail boom (Reuters)
  • While the Obama administration pushes for new rail safety rules, D.C.’s local transit overseers continue to take a lax approach (WaPo)
  • New York, Pennsylvania, and other transit-rich states could see a drop in federal representation, according to new Census estimates (CNN Money)
  • Price of polluting falls after lackluster Copenhagen outcome (WSJ Blogs)
  • Business columnist Wessel: Harsh economic realities could push gas tax higher on the Washington agenda (WSJ)
  • New omnibus spending bill has lots of help for metro areas (TNR’s Avenue)

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Potential Rail Shutdown Over Safety Tech Would Cost Economy $30B (The Hill) Maneuvering Continues on Transpo Bill as Deadline Nears (WSJ) California High-Speed Rail Could Survive a McCarthy-as-Speaker Scenario (Reuters) WaPo: DC Metro’s “Spectacular Failures” Have Warranted Federal Oversight If the Car’s Been Dethroned, What Next for Cities? (Chicago Trib) San Diego Wants Looser Rules for Affordable […]

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Kerry reveals details of upcoming Senate climate bill (Politico) Conservatives anxiously eyeing LaHood’s next move at U.S. DOT (Amer. Spectator) Transit equity advocates painting giant red "X" on Atlanta rail cars today to protest service cuts (Creative Loafing) Portland gets $2.4m grant from feds to work on new, overhead wire-free streetcar technology (Prog. RR’ing) A […]

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Democrats in Congress may tone down their new auto safety bill in response to industry complaints (WSJ) D.C. considers using "value capture" methods, harnessing business gains from transit to pay for new streetcars (WashPost) Joel Epstein on L.A.’s push to break from its past and embrace transit New York in need of a statewide high-speed […]

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More coverage of yesterday’s release of transit and road projects "ready to go" for Congress’ jobs bill (WSJ, Det. News, WashPost, Free Press, Politics Daily) 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 […]

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Time Takes a Look at the Dark Side of Home Ownership Does the Bay Area Have the Mettle to Do High-Speed Rail Right? (NYT) Transit Crucial in This Rural Wisconsin Town (T4America) Denver Starts Building Rail Link to Airport (USA Today) BP Funded Study About Gulf’s Voracious Oil-Eating Bacteria (ProPublica) Insurance Institute Lumps Distracted Driving […]