Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood heading to Japan for face-to-face talks with Toyota execs over defective autos … (LAT)
  • … but not before getting lobbied by mag-lev train backers on a Pittsburgh visit (Trib-Review)
  • New York state officials and CSX hold a powwow with the feds to clear up controversy over high-speed rail’s top speed (Dem-Chronicle, Buff. News)
  • Embattled Illinois commuter rail chief throws self in front of train (AP)
  • New study attributes uptick in nighttime road fatalities among teens to texting behind the wheel (Time)
  • Dallas op-ed writer mulls his own lack of enthusiasm for daily transit use (Morn News Blogs)
  • New grassroots lobbying push in Seattle for $30m hike in annual bike-ped spending (S. Times)

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A new study reinforces the open secret of distracted driving — legislation requiring hands-free cell phones won’t do the job (WSJ) More proof that the vice president was correct in calling high-speed rail grants apolitical: Pennsylvania’s Democratic-rich leadership is upset to see their state got shut out (Trib-Review) In Tampa, meanwhile, joy over rail money […]

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L.A. Breaks Ground on Subway Link to Connect Downtown (L.A. Times) For High-Speed Rail, Intermountain States Depend on California’s Success (SL Trib) After Kansas and Utah, Foxx Visits Portland Today to Tour Tilikum Crossing (Roll Call, SL Trib, Oregonian) Rail-Trail Group Seeks Bike/Ped Path Along New All Aboard Florida Line (Orlando Biz Journal) Final Designs to Begin for Fort Worth’s […]

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Foxx Visits Florida on Grow America Tour Before Joining Biden in SC (Tallahassee.com, The Hill) It Could Take Another Month for Boston Transit to Get Back to Normal (NYT) Texas High-Speed Rail Firm Reveals Preferred Route (Texas Trib) Sacramento Streetcar Wins Support From Downtown Property Owners (Sac Bee) Grand Rapids’ BRT Success Could Be Model […]

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Senate Sends Transpo Funding Band-Aid Over to Obama (The Hill) Shuster Vows It’s the Last Short-Term Extension (Equipment World) Former FTA Head Peter Rogoff Takes Charge of Seattle’s Transit Growth (Seattle Times) Rand Paul’s Syrian Refugee Amendment Complicates THUD Bill (Roll Call) Charlotte NC’s Great Train Debate (Politico Mag) DC Metro’s New Boss Faces Mountain of Frustrations […]

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Charging the Right Price for Parking Can Bring Big Benefits (Atlantic Cities) Nashville Mayor Considers Watering Down BRT Project (Nashville Scene) Why Is DC’s Bike-share Thriving as NYC’s Struggles Financially? (WaPo) Maybe the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Train Doesn’t Need to be High-Speed (Progressive Railroading) Idea for Chicago Transit Superagency Faces Obstacles (Chicago Trib) WaPo: D.C. […]

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(Graphic: Fast Company) The U.S. electric grid is going to need a makeover if electric cars ever take off (above graphic and full story at Fast Company) LaHood to visit MIT today to talk high-tech distracted driving solutions (AP) Americans who learn to love Amtrak, warts and all (WashPost) A look at the private-sector companies […]