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    • House passes weak "cash for clunkers" bill by a comfortable margin (CQ)
    • Obama nominates Deborah Hersman, presently a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, to be the next chairman (Boston Globe)
    • American Public Transportation Association (APTA) starts "Dump the Pump" campaign (CSP Daily News)
    • Mag-lev train boosters in Las Vegas press on despite Senate Majority Leader's support for a rival project (LV Sun)
    • Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) likes his state's chances of winning federal money for high-speed rail (Dayton Daily News)
    • FedEx lobbies against legislative provision, backed by Transportation Committee chairman, that could help more of its workers unionize (BusinessWeek, Logistics Management)

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