Today’s Headlines

  • Erupting volcano continues to snarl flights, hobble infrastructure in Europe … (NYT)
  • … as even the most famous travelers seek road and rail alternatives (WSJ)
  • LaHood to attend Mississippi River bridge groundbreaking today (News-Dem)
  • Toyota’s dilemma: Fight the U.S. DOT or pay up (USAT)
  • In the nation’s capital, a great streetcar debate rages on (WaPo)
  • Local editorial board backs Michigan’s move to create a regional transit authority (Free Press)
  • High-speed rail "whistle-stop tour" continues in upstate New York (Fox 23 News)
  • A positive review of Baltimore’s new free downtown circulator bus (B. Sun)

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NYC Subway Is Running But Other Transit Systems Still Down (WSJ, Fox) ‘Epic’ Flooding Destroys Bridges, Cuts Off Towns Across Vermont (CBS, NPR) Irene’s Assault on Roads and Rail, in Pictures: GOOD; Send Yours to Streetfilms What Will It Take to Get Politicians to Fix Aging Infrastructure? (National Journal) Irene Could Provide Economic Boost (Politico) Obama’s New […]

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Offshore Tax Reform Complicates Transpo Funding Deal (The Hill) Portland Debuts New Light Rail Line and New Car-Free Bridge (Portland Trib, CityLab) Acting Rail Chief Feinberg Gets Confirmation Hearing This Week (The Hill) Apple Shuts Down HopStop Transit App (Fortune) Light Rail’s on the Rise in the Sun Belt (Houston Chron) Ray LaHood’s Son Heads to Congress (Chicago […]

Chicago Commuter Rail Spends Big on Trucking

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Chicago’s commuter rail agency will be raising this bridge to help trucks pass underneath, relying exclusively on transit funding. Photo: The Urbanophile Transit funding these days is, needless to say, scarce. Across the country, transit agencies are slashing services to cope with the gaping fiscal holes left by the recession. More than ever, every dollar […]

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Congress Tees Up Rail Fight With PRIIA Reauthorization (The Hill) I-5 Bridge “Wake-Up Call” Rings in $5.5 Billion Bridge Fix Bill (Land Line) …But What About Spending the Money We Have More Wisely? (Better! Cities & Towns) To Pay for Roads, New Jersey Considers Corporate Sponsorship (NorthJersey) If California Wants to Reduce Oil Dependency, It […]

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Ahead of tomorrow’s Toyota hearing in the House, lawmakers take aim at the company’s — and the government’s — safety record (Free Press) LaHood says the Ohio River Bridges Project, which features tolling as a possible revenue raiser, could be in line for second round of TIGER aid or other federal funding (WAVE-TV, Courier-Journal) Do […]