Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood Cites TIGER Grant as Stimulus Success Story (PoliticMo)
  • Taking the Long View on High-Speed Rail Decisions (L.A. Times)
  • The Jobs Are Near Transit, But the Employees Aren’t (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Race for Fast Trains: Cali vs. the Northeast (Wonkblog)
  • Georgia Voters Weigh 1-Cent Tax for Statewide Transpo Projects (Examiner, WXIA-TV)
  • Rail Industry Commits to Hiring 5,000-Plus Vets This Year (The HillAAR)
  • Apple’s “Spaceship” Headquarters Misses the Mark on Walkability  (NRDC Switchboard)
  • In Massachusetts, Big Dig Costs Could Bury Other Projects (AP)
  • Reliable SunRail Critical to Central Florida’s First Transit-Oriented Development (Transpo Nation)
  • Fabled “Dinner Train” Retires to Make Way for New Minnesota Trail (StarTribune)
  • Take careful note of what happened to us in Boston, and take careful note of what happened in San Francisco when they lost that elevated highway in the earthquake. 

    Seriously, if you can arrange an “accident” to hit a BQE viaduct or any with of your other problem highways, it would be major boon.

    And hey, you know, things happen. Construction projects can sometimes compromise the foundation of an overpass, necessitating a highway closure. What can you do?