Today’s Headlines

  • Senate environment committee kicks climate drafting into high gear, scheduling a hearing on transportation (Greenwire)
  • House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) criticizes the stimulus but supports stimulus cash for high-speed rail, and sees no problem with that (Politico)
  • New paper in Science affirms Jane Jacobs: Urban-style population density helped shape human cognition (Scienceblogs via Andrew Sullivan)
  • Be afraid, be very afraid … the Obama DOT and senior members of Congress want you to get out of your cars (WSJ)

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Today’s Headlines

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More coverage of the House’s state-level stimulus spending report (JOC, Reuters) Exposing yet another commentator’s irrational skepticism for high-speed rail (WSJ) Wyoming DOT seeks $100 million in stimulus money — two-thirds as much as its total road pot — for wildlife crossings (Star-Trib) Er, the Secretary of Energy is a "radical global warming activist"? (WashIndy)

Today’s Headlines

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No. 2 House Democrat talks up high-speed rail in upstate New York (Utica O-D) Minnesota is still locked in negligence litigation with two companies after its deadly 2007 bridge collapse — but the state DOT is giving them millions of dollars in work anyway (AP) "Cash for clunkers" is a stellar economic stimulus … for […]

Today’s Headlines

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House Ways and Means Committee joins the Senate in shutting the door on Rep. Jim Oberstar’s (D-MN) push for a new transportation bill (The Hill) The field-testing of a future alternative to the gas tax kicks into high gear (AP) Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) calls for a second stimulus that’s targeted to infrastructure … […]

House Lawmakers Hail Transportation Stimulus — But Add Three Caveats

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At a House transportation committee hearing today that marked the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, lawmakers offered praise for the stimulus law’s impact on local infrastructure investments even as they hit upon three key areas of concern with its implementation. The Port of Los Angeles was shut out of the stimulus’ […]