Today’s Headlines

  • House transportation committee clashes over the speed of stimulus spending (USA Today)
  • D.C. Metro crash sharpens focus on aging transit equipment (NYT)
  • Democratic lawmakers write to Obama to back up Wednesday’s transportation hearing (AP)


The Political Climate That Makes Transportation Reform Run

When House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) recently accused his colleagues of lacking the "political will" to pursue long-term reform of infrastructure policy, he wasn’t simply employing a D.C. rhetorical flourish. To understand what Oberstar meant, let’s travel to Berlin for a moment. A German-made high-speed rail car. (Photo: Spiegel) Colby Itkowitz, CQ’s crack […]