Today’s Headlines

  • 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, known as Detroit’s local "transit historian," dies at age 85 (Det. News)
  • Obama taps a new nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration (WaPo)
  • Work on Wisconsin’s high-speed rail line could start within weeks (J-S Online)
  • California claimed a significant share of a new round of transit stimulus grants … (Boxer Press)
  • … while oil companies attempt to roll back the state’s landmark climate change law (Streetsblog LA)

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The transportation security fallout from Christmas Day plane-bombing attempt (NYT) Transit saw a 3.8 percent drop in ridership during the first 9 months of 2009 … (NYT Blogs) … but not in San Francisco (SF Gate) Siemens among the manufacturers poised to drive a future U.S. high-speed rail boom (Reuters) While the Obama administration pushes […]

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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 […]

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Obama administration officials put the kibosh on plans to use stimulus money on a pedestrian footbridge to the New England Patriots football stadium (AP) Do lists of "shovel-ready" projects translate into quick transportation job creation? Not in the Michigan town of Jackson (Citizen-Patriot) How can the Obama administration make sure local (especially urban) governments get […]

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An elegant demolishing of the conservative analyst who testified before Oberstar’s committee last week on her study claiming a Democratic bias in federal stimulus spending (Five Thirty Eight) More coverage of yesterday’s transit industry survey on recession-era cutbacks (USAT, Prog. RR’ing) The financial and safety struggles of D.C.’s Metro system could jeopardize its future federal […]

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Ahead of today’s U.S. DOT texting-while-driving summit, the Obama administration signals it’ll work to pass a national ban (NPR, US News) Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) makes the case for transportation reform being health reform — if inadvertently (Yglesias) The EPA is preparing to revise its method of measuring cars’ energy use, to prevent GM and […]