Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood vows that high-speed rail work will help Michigan — which played locally with the headline "Michigan will qualify" for federal HSR aid (Det. News)
  • U.S. Chamber chief, on Congress’ transportation inaction: "I’m not sure they’ve punted, but they’ve done a lot of things that haven’t helped" (Log. Mgmt)
  • Would a federal energy-only bill, as opposed to cap-and-trade climate regulation, do any good? (WSJ Blogs)
  • Atlanta state lawmakers abandon push to raise sales tax to pay for transport (AJC Blogs)
  • Forget about congressional inaction on the gas tax … in Alaska, Sarah Palin’s successor wants to suspend fuel fees entirely (ADN.com)

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Boxer: Senate considering breaking up its jobs bill into several pieces, with an infrastructure provision that would bail out the highway trust fund for this year (Dow Jones) Conservative Rep. Don Young (R-AK), architect of the 2005 federal transportation bill, admits that Alaska’s plans for a gas tax suspension would endanger its financial support from […]

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Harvard economist Ed Glaeser takes a look at the sprawl-inducing home buyer’s tax credit, a policy only "a real estate agent could love" (NYT Blog) Confirmation of what you heard here last month: The No. 2 Senate Democrat thinks a gas tax needs to be on the table to fund a transportation bill next year […]

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Could a delay in the federal transportation bill spell trouble for the NYC-NJ transit tunnel? (Star-Ledger) Not everyone in Michigan likes Rep. Candice Miller’s (D) plan to save the state’s federal road aid (Detroit Free Press) Gas prices top $3 per gallon in California — are more states to come? (CNN Money) James Surowiecki has […]

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The Obama administration has received applications worth $57 billion for the stimulus law’s $1.5 billion TIGER grant program, designed to focus on multi-modal projects (JOC) LaHood jabs at the media after a critical piece on road stimulus spending … (Dallas M-N) … and announces plans to go to Copenhagen for Chicago’s 2016 Olympics bid (WH […]

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More Climate Bill Postmortem (Politico, Washington Post) Will Environmentalists Regroup Around a Carbon Fee Instead of a Carbon Cap? (The Nation) Meanwhile, Meet the "Energy Bill" (NYT, Atlantic)  Oil Spill: Less Catastrophic Than We All Thought? (Time) Defazio: Crumbling U.S. Transportation System Worthy of "Fourth World" Label (The Trucker)  Real Estate Booms and Busts Could […]

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Despite LaHood’s much-touted non-binding policy paper, complete streets policies may take time to catch on in CA (Streetsblog SF) Nissan to offer its all-electric Leaf model for about $25k (WaPo) Would the gas tax being talked about for the Senate’s new climate change bill actually work? (MoJo Blog) New Jersey transit riders plan to protest […]