Today’s Headlines

  • Bad sign for that climate bill? Obama statement calls it by the wrong name, citing House version instead (WH Press)
  • How China is winning the worldwide high-speed rail race (WashPost)
  • Virginia’s proposed tolls along I-95 could help free up funds to fight congestion on truck-laden I-81 (WHSV)
  • Nissan is pinning its fiscal future on an electric vehicle boom (Earth2Tech)
  • Tampa area officials debate the county’s proposed transit sales tax (Tampa Trib)
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