Today’s Headlines

  • Gulf oil spill seen in Washington as possibly fatal to the prospects for a climate deal … (Grist)
  • … but that’s not stopping Sen. Kerry (D-MA) from touting his bill’s oil industry endorsements (E&E News)
  • Lawmakers begin admitting that the next long-term federal transport bill will wait … and wait, and wait (JOC)
  • IBM to demonstrate new intelligent transport technology in Texas, with feds’ blessing (CNET)
  • Supporters of new light rail in D.C. suburbs worry about motivations behind car-free streets trial run on University of MD campus (WashPost)
  • A defection for Gov. Christie (R-NJ)? GOP state lawmaker says gas tax hike will be needed to close New Jersey’s transport budget gap (APP.com)

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In NYC appearance, LaHood suggests that tolls could fund new long-term federal transport bill (Transport Nation) U.S. DOT’s auto safety chief says new legislation beefing up his authorities, post-Toyota scandal, could be stronger (Bloomberg) Senate climate bill’s estimated effect on gas prices: less than a 25-cent increase, says new study (The Hill) Three new National […]