Today’s Headlines

  • Will Amtrak’s Hoosier State Line Keep Running Once Fed Funds Run Out? (Post-TribuneJC Online)
  • Rep. Denham May Have Tripped Over Himself in Attempt to Block High-Speed Rail (Sac Bee)
  • APTA Settles Case With Patent Troll Who’s Been Suing Public Transit Agencies (Ars Technica)
  • Oberstar’s Advice for White House on Transpo? Go Around Congress (Politico MT)
  • Twin Cities Leaders Say Rising Costs Will Threaten Light Rail Project (StarTribune)
  • What Have We Learned in 25 Years of New Urbanism? (GGW)
  • LaHood Honored as Distinguished Fellow by Alma Mater (Journal Star, The Hill)
  • Brazil Works to Coax Sao Paulo Drivers Out of Cars (City Fix)
  • Bike Portland Podcast: Why Covering Traffic Carnage Matters

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