Today’s Headlines

  • High-Speed Rail Brawl Spills Onto House Floor (Politico); LaHood to Testify (C-SPAN)
  • Also: LaHood Talks to Obama About Sticking Around (Politico)
  • Senate Committee Looks at Hurricane Damage to Transpo Systems (Transpo Nation, C-SPAN)
  • Mica Bids Goodbye to Chairmanship (The Hill)
  • Worker Rights Issues Tie Up Vote on Detroit Transit Authority (MLive)
  • Massachusetts Transpo “at a Crisis Stage” (Sentinel and Enterprise)
  • HuffPo Column Advocates “Three-Step Mass Transit Program” for Climate Change
  • “Road Usage Charge” Could Replace Gas Tax Altogether in Washington State (NWCN)
  • Grist Chats This Morning with “Carbon Zero” Author
  • Minneapolis Wants the Light Rail — But Not the Freight Trains (MinnPost)

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Congress Crunches Numbers on Transpo Funding (Politico) LaHood Announces $12.5M for Transit in Parks (eNews Park Forest) Oregon Adviser to Head Washington State Transpo (Seattle Times, Seattle PI) More Transpo Secretary Speculation: AZ Rep. Ed Pastor? (AZCentral.com) D.C. Mayor Sets Out Ambitious Sustainability Plan (WaPo) New Hampshire: Some Want Gas Tax (NHPR), Some Want Gambling Tax […]

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Senators Skeptical of Plan to Use Postal Service Funds for Transpo (Nat’l Journal, Bloomberg) Joshua Schank: Time to Come Up with 21st-Century Solution for Transpo Funding (NYT) LaHood Talks High-Speed Rail With Sac Bee Another Report Finds Safer Streets = More Pedestrians (HuffPo) Politico Explores Partisan Undercurrents of D.C.’s New Silver Line  Bill Would Give Cities […]

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House and Senate Transpo Committees Take Shape (The Hill) Mica: “Don’t Give Me This ‘Not Bipartisan’ Crap” (Politico) Maryland Leaders Push for Gas Tax Hike, Because State Needs “Huge Infusion of Cash” (Sun, WaPo) LaHood Touts Benefits of D.C. Silver Line (The Hill) A Taste of Mass Transit Leads to Wanting More (Atlantic Cities) About 40 […]

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LaHood to Stick Around (Bloomberg) Grist: It’s Congress, Not Obama, That Has Real Power with Climate Change Barbara Boxer Sees Carbon Tax as Viable (SF Chron) Amtrak Shifts Some Costs to States (WSJ) California’s High-Speed Rail Doesn’t Need Cash From Feds Just Yet (Politico) Report: D.C.-Area Public Wants Better Transpo, But Is Reluctant to Pay […]

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Can Life Cycle Budgeting Reduce Infrastructure Costs? (The Hill) Palin: America Should Ditch All Energy Subsidies (Politico) Sec. LaHood Aims to Defuse Standoff Over Dulles Metro Stop (WaPo) Return of Intercity Rail Spurs Development in New England (Mass Live) Bike Share Stats for Toronto Looking Better and Better (Blog TO) Big Four Could Offer the […]

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Secretary LaHood Happy to Play Hardball With States Over Rail Funding (CNN) Oil Prices Are on the Rise Again — Are We Any Less Oil-Dependent Than We Were in 2008? (NPR) Florida Senator Pushes Back Against Anti-Rail Rhetoric (Politifact) After ARC Tunnel Debacle, Feds Want New Jersey to Return $270 Million (Reuters) Meanwhile, Cost-Cutting Gov. Christie […]