Today’s Headlines

  • Hill Staff Got Messages From America’s Stranded Transit Riders Yesterday (Hill)
  • High-Speed Rail Plans Face Fierce Resistance From Freight Rail Companies (WSJ)
  • Siemens: American Orders for Transit Vehicles Are Soft (WSJ)
  • Murkowski Will Keep Her Senate Energy Position After All (Hill)
  • America’s Roads Have Seen Better Days (USA Today)
  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Turn Up During Virginia DOT Audit (WaPo)
  • Around the Nation, the Steady Drip of Oil Spills Continue (TNR)
  • Bid for Business Travelers Pushes Bus Quality Up a Notch (USA Today)
  • Study: Sprawl Takes a Bite Out of Genetic Diversity (Union Tribune)
  • Bubba Turns His Attention to Climate-Disrupting Emissions (AltTransport)
  • Cars Still Abound During Car Free Day (Moscow News,  China Digital Times, Gazette)

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Two days after rolling out its transit safety bill in the House, the Obama administration turns its attention across the Capitol (Banking Cmte Press) Will the House take up a jobs bill, including upwards of $50 billion in transportation spending, before 2010? Some say yes (The Hill), others say likely not (Politico) Transit operating aid […]

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Federal transit regulators are investigating possible safety flaws in the foundations that are to hold up a major new rail extension in the D.C. area (WashPost) Republicans still seeking consensus for plan to direct unspent stimulus money to transportation (WSJ) Sen. Feinstein supports using unspent financial bailout money to seed a National Infrastructure Bank (CQ […]

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Lone Star Rail Project Faces Life-or-Death Verdict Today (American-Statesman) DC Metro Faces Tough Prospects for Funding on the Hill; Foxx Praises Oversight Progress (WaPo) How U.S. Downtowns Have Become Centers of Economic Strength (WSJ) LA Metro Doesn’t Have Enough Rail Cars to Meet Surging Demand for Expo Line (LA Times) Austin’s $720M Mobility Plan Gains Political Momentum (CBS Austin) Ground Broken on Central […]

FRA Chief: America Is Driving Less and Congress Needs to Catch Up

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Speaking to reporters earlier today, Federal Railroad Administration chief Joe Szabo said that people are driving less and using transit more — and that those changes are permanent. “America’s travel habits are undergoing rapid change,” he said. It’s a fact, he said (“not opinion — statistically proven”), calling on Congress to show that it understands […]

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Amtrak Restores Boston-NYC Service (AP) FEMA Covers Emergency Transit Costs (WSJ), With Praise From Democratic Senators (The Hill) Bikes Are Indispensable in Post-Sandy NYC (CNBC) AP: Judge Gives Mixed Ruling on Honolulu Rail Case Bay Area’s Transit Records Beg the Question: Can’t the Beefed-Up Service Just Continue? Memphis Commercial Appeal Urges Voters to Vote Yes […]