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? 

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Rep. Denham Vows to Keep Blocking California Bullet Train (The Hill) LaHood Heading to Detroit for Light-Rail Announcement  (Detroit Free Press, AP) In D.C., LaHood Says “Things Look Good” for Silver Line Loan (Transpo Nation) More Gas Tax Talk As States Grapple With Budget Woes: PA, MI, NH, WY… Kansas City to Vote Today on Moving Funds to Multi-Modal […]

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LaHood Calls Transpo Bill “Highway Centric” (Transpo Nation) AFL-CIO Transpo Union Says Romney Needs Economics Lesson (The Hill) Mica: Atlanta Should Pass Transpo Tax If It Wants Fed Dollars (Saporta Report) The Weak Spots of MAP-21 (The Hill) Bullet Train Pumps $100M to San Diego’s Local Projects (North County Times) SFO Plans Bike-Share for Airport […]

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Visiting the U.S., Japanese Prime Minister Makes Case for Bullet Train (WSJ) DOT to Assist Seven Cities With Transit Projects, Including Indy’s BRT (Progressive Railroading, Indy Star) House Committee to Take Up Transpo Funding Wednesday (Transport Topics) Comparing the “Apples and Oranges” of DC and Boston’s Beleaguered Rail Systems (WaPo) Shuster Challenger Readies for Primary (The Hill) Why Is […]

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November Vote Could Integrate Suburban County Into Atlanta Transit (Next City) Chinese Firm Bids for California High-Speed Rail Project, Wins Boston Contract (Gov Tech, Fox Biz) Redfin Buys Walkscore (Wired, GeekWire) Basic Questions Still Remain About D.C. Streetcar Plans (WaPo) What Can the U.S. Can Learn From France’s Transit Designs? (CityLab) Maryland and Wisconsin Voters Could Put […]

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Senate Confident It Will Deal With Transpo Funding This Week (Roll Call) More Dems Get on Board With GOP Tax Reform Plan (The Hill) Lawmakers Suggest Using “Queen of the Hill” Rule in House (Bond Buyer) Amtrak Grapples With Leadership Turnover at Critical Time (Philly Inquirer) Charlotte, NC Launches Streetcar Tomorrow (WSOC) The $8B Plan to […]

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As He Plans for “Year of Action,” Obama Heads to St. Paul to Talk Transpo (AP, Jamestown Sun) California Bullet Train Gets Funding Extension (AP) C40 Mayors Look at Challenges for Sustainable Cities (Green Biz) $1.9B Federal Loan Moves Forward for Dulles Rail Project (Patch, WaPo) Now Half Complete, L.A.’s Gold Line Extension Expected to Spur Development […]