Today’s Headlines

  • Distracted pedestrians: still not as dangerous as their driving counterparts (NYT)
  • At the Detroit auto show, signs of government control over the industry were plentiful (Newsweek)
  • Missouri business and labor groups start a new Transportation Alliance to find solutions to the state’s funding crisis (KC Star)
  • In Minnesota, a local editorial board questions whether easier federal funding will prove risky for the Central Corridor light rail project (Pioneer Press)
  • In Illinois, locals view high-speed rail as an economic and quality-of-life benefit … (Tribune)
  • … as do their neighbors in Indiana, whose weekend rail rally drew an estimated 800 (News-Sentinel)
  • LaHood paid a weekend visit to Colorado to tout stimulus job creation … (AP)
  • … before hailing Oprah’s Monday show on distracted driving (Fast Lane)

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New joblessness figures are raising pressure on the White House for job-creation action, with Oberstar still pressing more infrastructure funding as a solution (WSJ) Illinois area lawmakers pitching a rail tourism corridor (Tribune) Is America headed for a canal trolley-boat comeback? (TNR’s The Vine) In Washington D.C., every locality wants to play host to Northrup […]

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A new study reinforces the open secret of distracted driving — legislation requiring hands-free cell phones won’t do the job (WSJ) More proof that the vice president was correct in calling high-speed rail grants apolitical: Pennsylvania’s Democratic-rich leadership is upset to see their state got shut out (Trib-Review) In Tampa, meanwhile, joy over rail money […]

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Supporters of more federal transit operating aid planning nationwide advocacy day next week, staged as a "funeral" for local rail and bus service (TEN Press) LaHood hails New York Times’ Pulitzer win as a victory for distracted driving campaigners (DOT Blog) Oklahoma state DOT delays projects as federal funding from recent jobs bill has yet […]

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Blumenauer Snags Bipartisan Support for Bike Bill (Politico) Foxx Takes on Distracted Driving in HuffPo AP Lays Out Details of the $2.3B Pennsylvania Transpo Bill New APTA/USTA Report (PDF) Shows It Pays to Connect Airports with Rail (Metro Mag) Will New Orleans’ Complete Streets Rub Off on Baton Rouge? (225 Baton Rouge) … And Will The […]

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Obama administration faces security vulnerabilities in ground transportation in the wake of Moscow transit bombings (ABC) New poll shows D.C. metro area residents, by a 62 to 30 margin, prefer expanding transit over roads to tackle congestion … (WashPost) … while distracted driving is seen as a growing problem (WashPost) California high-speed rail racked by tensions over whether […]