Today’s Headlines

  • 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)
  • Northeastern states call for in-depth federal study of rail improvements in their region (AP)
  • AASHTO president coins a new word to describe the value of infrastructure: "transeconomy" (N. Democrat)
  • Auto dealers working to keep their carve-out from consumer rules alive in the final version of the financial reform bill (Globe)
  • Dallas mulls an expansion of its local bike plan to encourage more cycling (Morn News)
  • New data shows Olympics gave a lasting boost to Vancouver’s transit system (Province)

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California Supreme Court Removes Hurdle for High-Speed Rail (Sacramento Bee) Real Estate Experts: TOD the Biggest Trend of the 21st Century (Real Estate Weekly) Ohio Congressional Candidates Show Little Interest in Raising Federal Gas Tax (Plain Dealer) In Florida, Sales Tax for Transit Campaign Passes $1M Fundraising Mark (Tampa Bay Times) “Shiny New Transit Center” […]

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More on Obama’s $302 Billion Transpo Funding Plan (The Hill, Next City, The Hill) Boxer Tells AASHTO to Forget About a Gas Tax Hike in an Election Year (The Hill) Sec. Foxx Announced Sixth TIGER Round, Worth $600M (The Trucker) Here’s the Tea Party Response to Obama’s Plan (KCSG) Members of Congress, Local Leaders Plea […]

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Ed Glaeser on Why So Much Infrastructure Spending Is Wasted (Vox) Adie Tomer: It Will Take More Than Light Rail to Fix U.S. Transit (NextCity) Anthony Foxx Says He Expects Automakers to Voluntarily Comply with New Safety Guidelines (Reuters) Planners Will Try to Fix a Sprawling Section of Suburban Maryland (NYT) Mexico Bets on Gondolas (Japan Times) […]

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Four Examples of Why Federal Money Is Bad for U.S. Transportation (Next City) How Will North Carolina Navigate the Politics of its Transit Future? (E&E Publishing) Just Launched: The North American Bikeshare Association (Mobility Lab) Feds to Negotiate on Failed Alaska Ferry (Alaska Journal) Dallas Plays Catch-Up with Demand for Urban Living (D Mag) Jacksonville […]

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House Democrats on track to approve more transportation spending as part of a December jobs bill, but health care is likely to postpone Senate action until 2010 (NYT) LaHood calls for a national crackdown on texting while driving — but doesn’t pick a side, legislatively speaking (WashPost) Missouri is on the verge of a transport […]