Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood’s non-binding statement of support for biking and walking: still unpopular among conservatives, truckers (AP)
  • Electric car companies pressing for a new round of subsidies from Washington (WSJ)
  • When is the Senate climate bill hitting public view? Not on Earth Day, says Sen. Graham (R-SC), who’s concerned about "mixed messages" (Nat Jrnl via @drgrist)
  • Could renting help solve the foreclosure crisis? (Wash. Indy)
  • How one Carolina became a high-speed rail winner, while another lagged behind (G-ville News)
  • Kansas City voters approve sales tax increase to pay for new infrastructure investment (KC Biz Jrnl)
  • Transit tunnel connecting New York City and New Jersey gets $385 million from U.S. DOT (Mid Hudson News)

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LaHood says he has yet to endorse Senate Dems’ $2B transit aid bill: "We need to look at how we pay for that" (WNYC) A separate, wide-ranging interview with LaHood, on everything from bike funding to fuel-efficiency rules (NPR) U.S. metro areas scratch the feds’ back, the feds scratch theirs? How one Arizona pitch could […]

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Obama administration faces security vulnerabilities in ground transportation in the wake of Moscow transit bombings (ABC) New poll shows D.C. metro area residents, by a 62 to 30 margin, prefer expanding transit over roads to tackle congestion … (WashPost) … while distracted driving is seen as a growing problem (WashPost) California high-speed rail racked by tensions over whether […]

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As environmental groups head to the White House for a meeting on the Senate climate bill, its unveiling pushed back by another week (Greenwire, Nat Jrnl) Democrats warn the Obama administration not to treat GM’s pension liabilities as its own (Det. News) House transportation committee members urge White House to roll back rule allowing Mexican […]

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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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More coverage of the new index measuring transportation’s impact on local housing costs (WaPo, Wash Biz Jrnl, Post-Gazette) Look who came to the table for a meeting on "tripartisan" climate legislation: Voinovich (Roll Call) Dallas open to running transit to next year’s Super Bowl, but first it will need the U.S. DOT to relax its […]

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Road lobbyists accuse Obama of neglecting highways by promoting walkable development (Fleet Owner) Blumenauer offers legislation authorizing $2 billion in competitive grants for local bike projects (Blumenauer Press) A draft of the new Kerry-Lieberman-Graham climate proposal is expected this week, with revenue from their planned fuel tax going towards "transportation projects" (Greenwire) The Bunning filibuster: […]