Today’s Headlines

  • One day after President Obama signaled a loss of momentum for climate change legislation, he walks back the notion as one GOP senator urges Democrats not to pass "some half-assed energy bill" instead (MoJo Blog)
  • Limit the amount of smog produced by autos and other fossil fuel-burners? Texas officials say heck no (NYT)
  • Schwarzenegger joins pro-infrastructure ally Rendell to talk up the importance of investing in water treatment (NBC Bay Area)
  • A new study from Canada projects that every hour spent behind the wheel cuts life expectancy by 20 minutes; the prescription: slower speeds (Canadian Press via MSN)
  • How the White House budget emphasizes the value of regional, not purely state-based, economies (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • A call for the California business world to start giving high-speed rail some love (HuffPo)
  • Kentucky’s Dem governor pressing a long-term roads plan despite "the realities of the national economy and a less reliable highway trust fund" (Maysville Online)
  • Hello,
    I am a senior Norwegian started following your interesting blog. How could I meet americans wishing to reduce private car traffic?
    I have my “concept” which is TrafficLogistics (Trafikklogistikk), meaning thatall capacity during the rush hours are given to servic vehicles, vans,buses and so, (=PRIORITY!!), while private commuters towards the city have to go by public transport. See http://Trafikklogistikk.com, there I give a 11 step development way towards better future traffic managemet system (please note it’s a blog on both norwegian and books in addition to Traffic, press the right labels!!) Would anyone develop Trafikklogistikk with me?
    regards

    Knut Bøe

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