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Today’s Headlines

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GOP Aims to Put Highway Trust Fund Money on the Table for Cuts (WSJ) New Science Committee Chairman: “There are Doubts About the Quality of Climate Science” (NYT) Sen. Boxer Spoiling for a Fight as GOP Plans Climate Rollback (The Hill) Senate Could be Forced to Give Up Earmarks, Says Sen. Durbin (Politico) The Developed […]

Cutting Train Budgets Could De-Rail Transamerican Routes

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The idyllic cross-country train trips that many Americans still take could get derailed by today’s “slash and burn” federal budget policies. Meanwhile, fears for the safety of rail passengers in the post-bin Laden era are drumming up political support for costly security measures and raising, once again, questions about why the federal government funds rail […]

McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]