Today’s Headlines

  • In the wake of the Russia subway bombings, a look at the potential security issues facing U.S. transit (Ctr. for Pub. Integrity)
  • Lahood formalizes new rule banning texting behind the wheel by truckers and bus drivers (DOT Press)
  • Obama details his new pitch for expanded offshore oil drilling … (NYT)
  • … with the political upside of the move remaining murky at best (Wash Indy, Yglesias)
  • Should the dawn of the all-electric Nissan Leaf worry transit advocates? (Transport Politic)
  • Federal Railroad Administration seeks proposals for $115m in new high-speed rail grants (DOT Press)

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U.S. DOT Makes $266 Million in Bus Funding Available (Mass Transit Magazine) Senators: D.C. Metro Needs $150 Million to Deal With Safety Issues (Roll Call) U.S. Conference of Mayors Commends Anthony Foxx’s New Focus on Opportunity (eurweb) Orange County Streetcar Moving Closer to Design and Construction (Mass Transit Magazine) Suburban Detroiters Resist BRT Plans (The […]

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Politico sits down with LaHood for a lengthy interview on distracted driving … … as the U.S. DOT chief kicks off a campaign to get more women involved in transport careers (Prog. RR’ing) Obama to order the start of work on a post-2017 round of auto fuel efficiency standards (Free Press) House GOP’s earmark moratorium […]

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Joint Economic Committee releases monthly economic report, mapping which states are feeling the sting of unemployment most sharply (JEC Press) Suicide bomb blast on Moscow transit prompts heightened security in U.S. systems (AP) Rendell expects news from U.S. DOT on tolling I-80 to come within two weeks (Post-Gazette) Does transportation really transcend Washington partisanship? (Philly.com) […]

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Erupting volcano continues to snarl flights, hobble infrastructure in Europe … (NYT) … as even the most famous travelers seek road and rail alternatives (WSJ) Trouble for Cleveland’s Innerbelt Bridge project? Ohio state inspector issues critical report (Dispatch) LaHood to attend Mississippi River bridge groundbreaking today (News-Dem) Toyota’s dilemma: Fight the U.S. DOT or pay […]

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The federal rejection of tolls on I-80 wreaking transport funding havoc in Pennsylvania … (Morn Call, Philly Wkly, Bloomberg) … as Brookings’ Rob Puentes calls for a change in federal law in response (TNR’s The Avenue) Congress’ approval of $150m in December for the D.C. Metro transit system means the money can be spent now, […]