Today’s Headlines

  • Senate to vote today on final approval of jobs bill that extends the 2005 transportation law until 2011 (MLive.com)
  • Oberstar floats the idea of a taxpayer loan to the highway trust fund to pay for the next long-term federal transport bill (DC Velocity)
  • A look at Pittsburgh’s efforts to join the urban sustainability vanguard (Post-Gazette)
  • Conservative group runs ads blasting suburban Wisconsin lawmakers for supporting rail (J-S Online)
  • Chinese and Japanese companies join the bidding war for a piece of Florida’s future high-speed rail line … (Bloomberg)
  • … while Spain is quickly warming to its new bullet train network (NYT)
  • The Toyota scandal is shining a new spotlight on LaHood’s role in auto safety (WSJ)
  • Glaeser wonders: Does Detroit have to get literally smaller in order to be figuratively bigger? (NYT)
  • Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty uses veto to cut rural projects from large state public-works bill (Pioneer)
  • Houston mayor asks transit officials to hold off on major moves as she seeks federal help with a plan for five new light-rail lines (Chronicle)

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