Today’s Headlines

  • GOP Feels Buyer’s Remorse Over Earmark Ban (Politico)
  • House Passes Temporary Extension of Transportation Bill to October 2011 (T4America)
  • Tax Cut Deal Does Not Extend Build America Program (Infrastructurist)
  • Senators Aim to Revive Energy Debate Early in 2011 (The Hill)
  • The Ever Elusive Infrastructure Bank: A Panacea for Transportation Funding? (Transpo Nation)
  • California Rail Authority Hit With Discrimination Lawsuit (Mercury News)
  • The District Loses Bike-Friendly Transportation Director Gabe Klein (WaPoCity Paper)
  • Amtrak Set Ridership Record Over Thanksgiving (Baltimore Sun)
  • Charles Marohn on What Makes a “Strong Town” (Grist)
  • How Much of a Problem Is Drunk Cycling? (BikePortland)

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