Today’s Headlines

  • Senate Democrats to Push Vote on Infrastructure Funding This Week (CBS)
  • Business, Labor Once Again Come Together for Infrastructure Funding (Hill)
  • More Infrastructure Projects Turning to Private Funding (WaPo)
  • Making the Case for Transit Funding (Seattle Times)
  • LaHood Lauds Amtrak Ridership, Calls Again for HSR (Hill)
  • The Future of Amtrak Is at Stake in 2012 Election (Economist)
  • Study: $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Creates 27 Million Jobs In 5 Years (Forbes)
  • Pennsylvania Governor Says Transportation Not a Top Priority, Despite Bipartisan Pressure (Post-Gazette)
  • When Developers Sprawl, Urbanites Get the Bill (Shoreline Patch)
  • Transporting Goods by Tram – It Could Happen (Transport Politic)
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