Today’s Headlines

  • New Emissions Rules Will Cut Highway Funds By $71B (The Hill)
  • WSJ Asks: What Should Be Done About the Gas Tax?
  • Atlantic Cities: Romney Should Love France’s Infrastructure Approach
  • Which Urban Freeways Should Be Torn Down? (Next American City)
  • Grist‘s Translation of GOP: “Obama Wants Everyone to Live in Grimy Cities With Nowhere to Park”
  • Norfolk, VA Revives Train Service After 35-Year Break (WaPo)
  • Nonpartisan Study Shows CA Bullet Train Will Slash Emissions (Treehugger)
  • How Vermont Transpo Recovered From Irene (NRDC Switchboard)

Streetsblog will be on a light publishing schedule today and back to normal on Tuesday.

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