Today’s Headlines

  • White House to host Conference on the Great Outdoors next month — will transportation be on the agenda? (LAT)
  • Could White House urban affairs chief Carrion to become New York state’s No. 2? (Crain’s)
  • Voters in Pennsylvania, where a big-ticket Senate race is splitting time with debate over tolling I-80, favor the new tolls by a 49 to 44 margin … (Std. Speaker)
  • … while in another closely watched Senate campaign, California voters are seeing new ads attacking Republican Tom Campbell for supporting a gas tax increase (F. Bee)
  • California commuter rail takes major step towards electrification (Merc News)
  • Orlando’s local transit could see a lift as statewide high-speed rail takes shape (Tampa Trib)
  • Meet the wealthy crop of electric car-curious who are testing the waters for the auto industry’s hoped-for boom (NYT)
  • Two senators object to airlines’ frequent requests for an exemption from new federal tarmac-delay rules (Boxer Press)
  • Obama’s second nominee to lead transportation security work withdraws under a cloud (WaPo)

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Foxx to Congress: “Show a Little Political Courage” on Highway Trust Fund (Reuters, The Hill) California Senate Leader Proposes Fuel Tax for Transit (AP) Foxx, Shuster, Boxer to Speak at Next Week’s AASHTO Event (Better Roads) In L.A., Feds Commit $670M to Light Rail Connector (L.A. Times) Study: Our Most Vibrant Cities Have the Greatest […]

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