Today’s Headlines

  • Neither Party Can Get a Budget Bill Passed in the Senate (The Hill)
  • Census Confirms That California Picked Booming Cities for High-Speed Rail (Transportation Nation)
  • Florida DOT Exposes Gov. Scott’s Error, Finds That HSR Would Have Made a Profit (Miami Herald)
  • LaHood Continues to Reject Gas Tax Increase But Offers No Alternative (Land Line)
  • GAO Finds Red Tape, Redundancies, Inefficiencies at USDOT (FOX News)
  • Mica: Starting Cycle of Surface Transpo Extensions Was a “Major Mistake” And It Ends Here (The Hill)
  • Rising Fuel Costs Mean Increased Transit Ridership But It’s Still a Net Loss for the System (BizJournal)
  • At the Bike Summit: School Biking Champion Spearheads First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” Campaign (LAB)
  • League of American Bicyclists Announces Stanford As First-Ever Platinum Bicycle-Friendly University
  • Bus Rapid Transit in the U.S. Suffers From Epidemic of Cutting Corners (GGW)
  • TSA Tested Body Scanners for Transit Stations (Forbes)
  • Infographic: The Origin of a Traffic Jam (Cyclelicio.us)
  • In the California HSR story, it really doesn’t matter if there’s anything between San Francisco and L.A. The point is to shorten the travel time between those two cities, and the fact that these improvements are planned for the Central Valley is complete coincidence.

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