Today’s Headlines

  • What could the Massachusetts Senate race portend for the Democrats’ economic agenda, including their infrastructure-rich jobs bill? (Atlantic Blogs)
  • New research shows that Texas students are more likely to miss school for health reasons when air pollution climbs — even within legal limits … (Star-Telegram)
  • … meanwhile, the state is resigned to missing out on the bulk of the White House’s high-speed rail funds (Morn News)
  • Two Washington state lawmakers deliver a thorough takedown of the AP’s attempt at transportation stimulus analysis (News-Trib)
  • In Maryland, enthusiasm for the Obama administration’s new transit rule change is tempered by the knowledge that new funding remains stalled (Balt. Sun)
  • One local urban planner calls for Charlotte to recommit to its commuter rail network (Observer)

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U.S. DOT’s new "TIGER II" grant program is encouraging Texas state DOT officials to hope the second time is a charm when it comes to funding a fix for an aging rail intersection … (Star-Telegram) … and Washington D.C. city officials to hope for new bike-share funding … (DC Biz Jrnl) … and northwestern Tennessee […]

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Big business interests roll out new campaigns in favor of congressional action on climate change (Politico) LaHood’s message to Florida: Get serious about funding commuter rail, or forget about having a slice of the Obama administration’s high-speed rail pie (Sentinel) Federal Transit Administration is hard at work on a new proposal that would set minimum […]

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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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Philly’s biggest newspaper urges LaHood to approve the state’s bid to toll I-80 (Inquirer) A profile of Detroit’s nascent urban farming effort (Free Press) Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) to hold state "transportation summit" this month (AP) Houston mayor says Obama administration is pushing her to get the local transit authority’s act together to ensure […]