Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood affirms the recent assertion by House Speaker Pelosi: Congress is unlikely to raise the gas tax to pay for transportation legislation (Pantagraph)
  • Local lawmakers are hunting for strategies to fund a proposed commuter rail link between the Poconos and NYC in the absence of a new long-term federal transport bill (P. Record)
  • San Francisco and other West Coast cities press on with electric-car adaptation plans (NYT)
  • D.C.’s congressional delegate calls for an oversight hearing after local Metro train derails (The Hill)
  • Early transit hiccups at the Vancouver Olympics appear to be smoothing out (AP)
  • Detroit’s auto suppliers are branching out into aircraft and solar as their city continues to rebuild (NYT)
  • Wisconsin state legislators to vote today on whether to accept $810m in federal high-speed rail aid (WUVM)
  • Toyota continues to deny that an electronic glitch could be causing its cars to fail, but no evidence has yet emerged to disprove such a worst-case scenario (LAT)

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Potential Rail Shutdown Over Safety Tech Would Cost Economy $30B (The Hill) Maneuvering Continues on Transpo Bill as Deadline Nears (WSJ) California High-Speed Rail Could Survive a McCarthy-as-Speaker Scenario (Reuters) WaPo: DC Metro’s “Spectacular Failures” Have Warranted Federal Oversight If the Car’s Been Dethroned, What Next for Cities? (Chicago Trib) San Diego Wants Looser Rules for Affordable […]

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Transit Takes a Hit in Illinois Governor’s “Turnaround” Budget (Sun Times) California’s High-Speed Rail Sets Off Global Race for Contractors (Bloomberg) Finger-Pointing Continues in Boston Amid Transit Woes (Daily Beast) Is Biden’s “Grow America” Campaigning Part of a Presidential Bid? (Bloomberg, NYT) Former Kansas City Mayor Will Head Area’s Transit (KC Star) Fragmented Governments Make For […]

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EPA rolls out stronger new limits on smog, formed by a mixture of pollution from stationary and mobile sources (NYT) A look at the green job-creation potential of the next federal transport bill (Apollo Alliance via Grist) Oberstar cheers as Minnesota joins Safe Routes to School partnership (Review Messenger) How to redraw a new, more […]

New Report Maps a High-Speed Rail Link For Every Major U.S. City

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(Image: U.S. PIRG) Now that the Obama administration has awarded $8 billion in high-speed rail grants to more than two dozen states, with $2.5 billion more coming soon, why not keep thinking big when it comes to bullet-train expansion? That’s the ethos of a new report released today by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group […]