Today’s Headlines

  • Natural Resources Defense Council recruits a flurry of celebrities to tape a rescue plea for the stalled congressional climate bill (video above, courtesy of NRDC Press)
  • Senate Dems to unveil the first piece of their job-creation effort, an infrastructure-centric affair, next week (Roll Call)
  • The high-speed rail chase led to some dashed hopes in Iowa … (Register)
  • Washington D.C. transit officials approve a budget plan with no service cuts and a 10-cent fare surcharge (GGW)

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Expectations for High-Speed Rail Coming Down to Earth

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Three months after the Obama administration announced the first winners of what it hopes will be the first of many federal grants to build U.S. high-speed rail networks, advocates and planners are settling in for a long battle to surmount the obstacles and unknowns that stand in the way of long-term bullet train development. If […]

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Florida may not be on any official list of high-speed rail finalists, but its congressional delegation is still wooing the White House (TBO.com) Webster’s dictionary names "distracted driving" 2009’s word of the year, to LaHood’s delight (The Swamp, DOT Blog) Small transit systems, such as the bus network in Greeley, CO, hoping to avoid getting […]

Today’s Headlines

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House Buys Time on Transpo Bill With Two-Week Patch (The Hill) U.S. Transit Systems (i.e. Chicago, DC) Ramp Up Security After Paris Attacks (WGNTV, Roll Call) Why California’s High-Speed Rail Money Shouldn’t Go to Roads (CityLab) Funding Secured for Philly Subway Extension, But Some Are “Tired of Studies” (Philly Mag, Biz Journal) Twin Cities Study Finds […]

Today’s Headlines

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]