Today’s Headlines

  • Disaster-Ravaged Japan Shuts Down Auto Plants, Relies on Bicycles (AltTransport, TheCityFix)
  • Sen. Lautenburg Launches High-Speed Rail Caucus (The Hill)
  • At Florida Field Hearing, Witnesses Blast Gov. Scott’s Rejection of High-Speed Rail (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Tampa-to-Orlando Was Never a Good Choice for High-Speed Rail: A Post-Mortem (NYT)
  • Members of Congress Blog About Need for Infrastructure Spending (The Hill)
  • Out of ARRA’s $48 Billion For Infrastructure, $3 Billion Is Still Unspent, Vulnerable to Rescission (JOC)
  • The Impact of Current High Gas Prices on the Reauthorization Debate (National Journal)
  • Can Our Transit Systems Handle Skyrocketing Ridership As Gas Prices Rise? (Consumer Affairs)
  • San Antonio Beats Out Austin For the First Bikeshare in Texas (Business Journal)
  • Highway Users Alliance “Primer” On Obama’s Misguided Tax on the Oil Industry (The Hill)
  • You, Too, Can Write an Anti-Bike-Lane Column — Here’s the Formula (NYT)
  • Historic Massachusetts Towns Now Have More Automobiles Than People (Planetizen)
  • How to Fund Bicycle Infrastructure: By Tearing Down Urban Highways (Grist)