Today’s Headlines

  • Ford, Nissan, Tesla will get $25 billion in loans today from the Obama administration for retooling factories to produce electric cars (Detroit Free Press)
  • Nine killed in Washington Metro crash, the system’s worst accident in history (NYT)
  • Lawmakers trek to Pittsburgh to talk up high-speed rail possibilities (Business Times)
  • Construction and highway lobbies backing Oberstar’s push for a federal transpo bill this year (The Hill)
  • Boxer to call AASHTO chief, cement company CEO to hearing on highway trust fund (EPW Committee)
  • Hyundai CEO joins New Yorker columnist Surowiecki in calling for a flexible gas tax designed to keep oil prices stable (AP)