Today’s Headlines

  • A profile of Detroit’s nascent urban farming effort (Free Press)
  • Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) to hold state "transportation summit" this month (AP)
  • Houston mayor says Obama administration is pushing her to get the local transit authority’s act together to ensure continued funding for local light rail (TX Watchdog)
  • How immigration reform could revive dying cities (New Geography)
  • Illinois lawmakers set up state high-speed rail commission (AP)
  • … while some Palo Alto residents raise NIMBY concerns about bullet trains (Merc News)
  • O’Toole’s latest: Forget high-speed rail, it’s all about … driver-less cars (WSJ)

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You read it first here on Streetsblog Cap Hill: House to give $5 billion to highway trust fund (Dow Jones) A bit panicky about the above news, the U.S. DOT starts warning states of possible late payments (JOC) Harvard economist Ed Glaeser examines high-speed rail (NYT) Having some fun with LaHood’s "cash for clunkers" imagery […]

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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, […]

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Big business interests roll out new campaigns in favor of congressional action on climate change (Politico) LaHood’s message to Florida: Get serious about funding commuter rail, or forget about having a slice of the Obama administration’s high-speed rail pie (Sentinel) Federal Transit Administration is hard at work on a new proposal that would set minimum […]