Today’s Headlines

  • Transpo Nation Does an Exit Interview With James Oberstar
  • Both Parties Agree Gas Taxes Need To Go Up — Just Not Publicly (Autoblog)
  • Draft Climate Agreement Inches Forward in Cancun (Mother Jones)
  • It’s Decision Time in House Energy Committee Chairmanship Race (The Hill)
  • New Auto Mirror Regs Aim to Eliminate Blind Spots  (WSJ)
  • Commuter Rail Arrives in Providence (ProJo)
  • How Much Do Americans Want High-Speed Rail? (Consumer Affairs)
  • Costs Could Slow DOT’s Sign Safety Overhaul (Denver Post)
  • Can a Pro Wrestling Booster Sell Climate Change? (NPR)
  • Smart Growth Transforms This San Diego Neighborhood (SignOnSanDiego)
  • Study: Air Pollution and Diabetes Linked (UPI)
  • Doug

    Quibble: commuter rail has long been going to Providence: it is now also going to the airport. However, if you look at the schedule (and the article), it is designed for 9-5 commuters rather than folks catching a flight, given the frequency and times. It is also quite a long ride at a time of day when you may be able to avoid traffic: one wonders how many people are going to switch over.

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Foxx Warns State DOTs That Funding Could Be Cut Off Soon (The Hill) At HUD, Julian Castro Will Take on Obama’s Climate Work (National Journal) California, Amtrak Back Out of Joint Bid on High-Speed Rail (AP) Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Wins Praise From WaPo, NRDC Switchboard While Gannett Notes Mixed Opinions, and Forbes Sniffs Out a Gimmick in the Funding […]