Today’s Headlines

  • You may have seen the disturbing Guatemala City sinkhole — but how did it happen? A look at the street engineering behind the scare (ABC)
  • Lawmakers offer bills providing subsidies, incentives for electric car expansion (Det. News)
  • Vermont becomes latest state to criminalize texting and cell phone use by drivers (AP)
  • Caterpillar boosts its rail business with $820m acquisition (Bloomberg)
  • Alabama governor launches new efficiency initiative for state’s auto industry (AP)
  • Michigan officials plot a coming push for high-speed rail funding (Press & Guide)
  • Rhode Island lawmakers approve study of future transition to vehicle mileage tax (ABC6.com)
  • A look at South Africa’s infrastructure preparations for this month’s World Cup (VOA)

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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 […]

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High-Speed Rail Could Connect Four Southeast States (AP) Foxx Chastises Lawmakers as They Scramble to Meet May 31 Transpo Funding Deadline (The Hill) Bike to Work Week and Infrastructure Week Start Today (Time, Progressive Railroading) Purple Line an “Inherently Political” Decision for Maryland Gov Hogan (WaPo) Fare for California High-Speed Rail Could Be a Real Bargain (LA Times) […]

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Philly’s biggest newspaper urges LaHood to approve the state’s bid to toll I-80 (Inquirer) A profile of Detroit’s nascent urban farming effort (Free Press) Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) to hold state "transportation summit" this month (AP) Houston mayor says Obama administration is pushing her to get the local transit authority’s act together to ensure […]

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Rebuff Scott Walker’s Big-Spending Road Plans (Journal Times) Michigan GOP Legislature Raises Gas Tax From 19 Cents to 34 Cents a Gallon (AP, ABC7) Washington State Raises Gas Tax 11.9 Cents (Spokesman-Review) Bipartisan Plan for $85 Million Transpo Bond Passes in Maine (MPBN) Georgia Gas Tax Hike Takes Effect (WALB) FRA Enlists Google Maps […]

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ARC Tunnel on the Verge of Dying a Second Death (AP, WSJ) Michigan, California, Florida, Virginia Reel in High-Speed Rail Money (AP) Meanwhile, Palo Alto Says “No Thanks” to Rail Funds (Transpo Nation) Amtrak Plans New Iowa City to Chicago Route (Trib) Several House Races Could Hinge on Candidates’ Cap-and-Trade Stance (LAT) A Lesson About […]

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U.S. DOT Ped Safety Push Leads to Stories About “Distracted Walking” and “Drunk Walking” (AP, LAT) Rep. Susan Collins: Senate Missed Its Chance With Transpo Bill (Bangor Daily) Orlando Plans to Go After Those U.S. DOT Pedestrian Grants (Orlando Sentinel) How Maryland Is One-Upping Everybody With Transpo Leadership (NRDC Switchboard) New App Puts Transpo/Construction Workers in Touch with Feds (Better […]