Today’s Headlines

  • Senate Dems to Present “Trump-Size” Infrastructure Plan (WaPo)
  • Chao Gets a Vote Today in Senate Commerce Committee (The Hill)
  • States Fork Over Infrastructure Requests to Trump (Bloomberg)
  • Trump Will Meet With Auto Execs Today (Politico)
  • U.S. DOT to Conduct Civil Rights Review of Maryland Transport Policies (Baltimore Sun)
  • Why Women Should Mobilize for Transit (CityLab)
  • Joe Biden Reflects on His 8,000-Some Trips on Amtrak (CNN)
  • Uber Tripled Its Lobbying Last Year (The Hill)
  • BlueFairlane

    Here’s a connection I’d have expected somebody here to pick up on.

    Before he spent 30 years in the Senate, Mitch McConnell was Judge Executive in Jefferson County. (“Judge Executive” isn’t a legal title in Kentucky. It’s what Kentuckians call the elected official in charge of a county.) Jefferson County is McConnell’s home and is, of course, where Louisville is located. It’s also the site of those bridges and freeway interchanges you guys hate so much. Louisvillians have been praying for this bridge project for decades, but it only happened now because Mitch McConnell was in the senate long enough to siphon money for the federal portion of it.

    McConnell is Elaine Chao’s husband, and they see eye-to-eye on most things. So that’s the kind of thing you can expect to come out of the Department of Transportation.