Today’s Headlines

  • Dems Look to Infrastructure to Create Jobs (Politico)
  • Senate Votes to Axe $6 Billion in Ethanol Subsidies (CBS)
  • Republican Presidential Hopefuls Reject Action on Climate Change (CSM)
  • Schumer: Infrastructure Investments Will Create Jobs (The Hill)
  • Tom Vanderbilt on What Makes a Place Livable (Sierra Club)
  • Surprise: The Long Island Railroad Owns the Back Yard (NYT)
  • Think $4 Gas Is Pricey? Try Paying For Lung Cancer Meds (Grist)
  • Experts Debate High-Speed Rail in China (China Daily)
  • Why Do People Get So Huffy About High Gas Prices? (HuffPo)

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General Electric Inks High-Speed Rail Deal With Chinese Government

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While President Obama grappled with political concerns during his trip to China this week, General Electric was busy signing technology-sharing agreements with Beijing partners — including a high-speed rail pact that positions GE to leap ahead of its competitors in the race for business from the Obama administration’s bullet train rollout. One of China’s high-speed […]

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ULI Report: Disintegrating Infrastructure Will Build Public Support for a Gas Tax Hike (WaPo) LaHood: We’ll Pass a Transpo Bill This Year Because It Will Create Jobs (Businessweek) That Abandoned House Bringing Down Your Neighborhood Might Be Owned by HUD (WaPo) NE, UT Governors Face Pressure to Earmark Sales Tax Dollars for Highways (World Herald, […]

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Privatizing Amtrak Is Part of Romney‘s Plan to Control Spending (Mitt Romney) Romney Leads in New Poll (CBS) Utah Lawmakers Want to Eliminate Federal Gas Tax, Leave It to the States (Standard-Examiner) Despite Congressional Efforts to Kill It, Chicago-to-Detroit Rail Goes Full Steam Ahead (Business Wire) Repeated SAFETEA-LU Extensions Could Downgrade GARVEE Bonds (Business Wire) Fareed Zakaria Pushes Obama to […]

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Here’s Another Obama Infrastructure Proposal For Republicans to Shoot Down (TID) In Pedestrian Crash Deaths, Blame Belongs to Street Design (WaPo/GGW) AFL-CIO’s Wytkind Hopes Shuster Will Soften His Stance on Amtrak (The Hill) Over 2.4 Million Pounds of CO2 Per Second — We’re Looking at You, China (AP) Private Infrastructure Investors Look to the U.S. […]

Fmr. Comptroller General: We Can’t Solve Our Problems With Spending Cuts

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In an op-ed in this morning’s New York Times, Laura D’Andrea Tyson argues for increased investment in infrastructure, pointing out that the nation’s infrastructure will deteriorate quickly if spending is not increased. Tyson chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton and currently serves on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. “Infrastructure spending, […]