Today’s Headlines

  • Poll Shows Support for Banning Drivers From Using Cellphones (The Hill)
  • Transportation Money to Be Scarce in 2012, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) Pessimistic (WTOP)
  • Five Communities Recognized for Smart Growth Achievements (ThomasNet)
  • More Congressional Outrage on High-Speed Rail (Transpo Nation)
  • DC Is Oregon-Based United Streetcar‘s Newest Client (WBJ)
  • In Chicago, Some Find Transit Fares Linked to School Attendance (WBEZ)
  • Also In Chicago, Mayor & Gov Hope Bikes Fill Transit’s Missing Link (Tribune)
  • DC Metro Gives Congress Six Days to Act on Federal Transit Benefits (Examiner)
  • Transport Geeks + Software Developers + Planners = TranspoCamp Montreal ’11 (Gazette)
  • NRDC’s Rob Perks Explains Why Raising the Gas Tax Makes (Dollars and) Sense
  • …And Hybrids Aren’t Why Gas Tax Revenue Is Declining, Either (Publicola)
  • Anonymous

    Minor correction: Sen. Mark Warner is a Democrat.

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