Today’s Headlines

  • Tele-work bill, which would let federal employees trim transport costs by working from home, fails unexpectedly in the House (WashPost Blogs)
  • David Roberts asks: Is the answer to the nation’s transportation problem better cars, or fewer cars? (Grist)
  • L.A.’s plan to cut truck emissions at its port is seen as a success but still sparks contention (Truckinginfo.com)
  • What’s in a name? The implications of calling it the "Gulf oil spill" vs. "BP oil spill" (WashPost via @mariancw)
  • Oberstar asks the Justice Department to block United-Contental airline merger (AP)
  • Florida high-speed rail planners working on bringing their speeds up to 200 mph (Prog. Fix)
  • Challenging Maryland’s move to shortchange its funding commitments to D.C. area transit (WashPost)

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Oberstar presses for use of a natural, Minnesota-made peat-based substance in oil spill cleanup (Star Trib Blogs) Next stop on LaHood’s transportation listening tour: Bismarck, North Dakota … (GF Herald) … while Jesse Jackson takes his campaign for more urban transit aid to Cleveland (Plain Dealer) Northeastern states call for in-depth federal study of rail […]

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As Congress works on its new, likely infrastructure-tinged jobs bill, it’s avoiding the "S" word (The Hill) Speaking of stimulus, federal dollars aren’t making much of an economic splash in California — yet (C.C. Times) California’s senators join Schwarzenegger for a White House letter on high-speed rail (SFGate Blog) Florida edges closer to filling its […]