Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood hails New York Times’ Pulitzer win as a victory for distracted driving campaigners (DOT Blog)
  • Oklahoma state DOT delays projects as federal funding from recent jobs bill has yet to materialize (T. World)
  • Amtrak starts high-speed rail group to maximize partnership potential on federally funded projects (Bond Buyer)
  • Safety Q&A with Jeff Moskos, former Baltimore police officer, author, and professor (Streetsblog NYC)
  • Obama administration’s oil-drilling proposal raises the question: Just how much fossil fuel would it produce? (Newsweek)
  • Chrysler sharing technological info with NASA (CNNMoney)
  • China looks to rail to propel future economic growth (NYT)

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