Today’s Headlines

  • New poll finds 83 percent of respondents supporting more federal funding for high-speed rail and transit (HNTB Press via @beyondDC)
  • Investor Carl Icahn is forming a consortium to go after a share of the high-speed rail pie (AP)
  • Federal transportation safety regulators call for national crash-resistance standards for transit cars (Bloomberg)
  • How blue is your city? One artist color-codes local commuting patterns (Infrastructurist)
  • Siemens expands its plans to build new high-speed rail production facilities in California — if it wins a bid to help the state construct bullet trains (AP)
  • Transit plans getting a newly warm welcome in Indiana (Indy Star)
  • Speaking of Indiana, it’s the next stop on LaHood’s TIGER stimulus tour (Inside IN Business)
  • And on the lighter side, LaHood helps MTV stars court a basketball date with Obama (PJ Star)

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MARTA’s Top Post Draws San Antonio Transit Chief (Atlanta Biz Chronicle) Ex-Board Member Blasts LaHood for Dropping Ball on Silver Line (WAMU, Bacon’s Rebellion) Farm Bureaus Ask to Halt Building on California High-Speed Rail Project (Merced Sun-Star) Things Look Bleak for Rhode Island’s Public Transit Agency (AP) Gas Tax Can Pay for Toxic Cleanup, Rules […]

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Final Vote Near for Indiana Transit Bill (Indy Star) Walkscore Ranks Toronto Tops for Transit in Canada (Toronto Star) Chicago Explores Two Plans for Transit System Overhaul (Chicago Trib) To Revitalize Downtown, Phoenix Looks at Decreasing Lanes, Speeds (AZ Central) Southwest Line Rail Planners Try to Win Over Minneapolis Critics (StarTrib)  How Mexico’s History of […]

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America Embarks on “Second Rail Boom” (Forbes) Amtrak CEO Calls Highway Trust Fund “Dead” (Progressive Railroading) There’s No Shortage of Ideas on Transpo Funding, But Also No Easy Answers (National Journal) L.A. Makes Progress With Light-Rail, But Not to LAX (AP, Curbed L.A.) What Are the Chances for High-Speed Rail From San Antonio to Mexico? (SA […]

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Liberal Think Tank Criticizes Attempt to Kill Federal Gas Tax (The Hill) Biden Talks Infrastructure in Granite City (AP) Key Supporter Flip Flops on California High-Speed Rail (SF Chron) Tampa Transit Campaign Leader Resigns Under Tea Party Pressure (Tampa Bay Times) Dedicated Lanes Helped Pre-War Streetcar Lines Survive (Next City) Three New Jersey Cities Plan […]