Today’s Headlines

  • As tempers mount over BP’s massive Gulf oil spill, the case for giving ground on offshore drilling to secure passage of the Senate climate bill (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Philly area transit authority, a shareholder of BP, sues over its role in the spill (Bloomberg)
  • Shortage of durable road paint could curtail the spring-summer repair season (NYT)
  • Pennsylvania’s roads and transit both get a D from the American Society of Civil Engineers (Pitt. Biz Times)
  • N.C. governor, mayors lobbying for new dedicated state transportation fund (AP)
  • Proposed rail expansion sparks livability, NIMBY debates in Madison, Wisconsin (WI St. Jrnl)
  • About 45 millions don’t use their seat belts, says the U.S. DOT, with Wyoming faring worst on rates of regular use (AP)
  • Ohio cyclists lament plans for statewide roadway rumble strips (Plain Dealer)

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Brookings Analysis: Oil Spill Derailed Climate Legislation McMansions Losing Their Allure (Grist)  Sick of Amtrak’s Glitches? Lagging Investment Could be the Culprit (AP, Grist) Study: Road Diets Reduce Crashes, Don’t Cause Congestion (Rebuilding Place) Top Officials Take a Ride on a Walking School Bus (Fast Lane)    Are Georgians Willing to Pay for the Transportation Improvements They […]

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Feds Visit Memphis to Check Out Sustainable Communities Investments (AP) DC’s Silver Line to Start Running This Summer (WaPo) Foxx Talks Rail Safety at North Dakota Crash Site (The Hill) Study: NJ Transit Should Take Over PATH (Asbury Park Press) North Carolina Groups Rally for Congress to Pass Transpo Bill (Winston Salem Journal) Maryland AG […]

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House to Vote Today on FAA Bill Today (Hill) Republican Leadership Gives Transit Boost in Indiana and Michigan (Stateline) California Sues San Diego Over Transpo Plan That May Promote Sprawl (Forbes) DOT Grants $3.5 Million to Sustainable Transportation Research (OIT) Fewer Teens Are Rushing to the DMV at 16 (Trib) Tampa Looks to Transit to […]

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Three senators propose bill forcing BP to pay a higher share of the damages incurred by Gulf Coast oil spill (HuffPost) On-the-ground details from Ohio State University’s Moving Ahead transportation conference (Col. Gov. Examiner) An op-ed response to the Gulf spill: Keep drilling, stop driving, use oil wisely (Streetsblog SF) More spill fallout, as the […]

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Climate Bill Supporters Want to See Movement (Talking Points Memo) Washington State Lawmakers to Seek 10-Cent Gas Tax Increase (AP) Feds Fund Metro Greenway Trails for Denver (Denver Post) Quebec, Northeast U.S. Talk Rail Improvements (AP) Virginia Legislators Continue Sweating Over Transpo Compromise (WaPo) LaHood Announces Transit Funding for Glacier National Park (Missoulian) Transportation Policy […]