Today’s Headlines

  • Oberstar bashes the Obama administration anew: "They have not given transportation any thought. I have." (NPR)
  • DeFazio also keeps the heat on, calling LaHood a "good guy [who] knows nothing about transportation" (Oregonian)
  • Freight and trucking lobbies decline to endorse Oberstar in his battle with the White House; truckers are concerned about his support for congestion pricing (JOC)
  • House transportation bill projects that one major company loses $2 million for every one mile-per-hour shipping slowdown due to congestion (Dallas Morning News)

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