Today’s Headlines

  • Is Oberstar giving up on his push for a long-term transport bill? No way (CongressNow)
  • LaHood tangles with GOP over stimulus (The Hill)
  • Proposed $4.6 billion widening of Maryland’s I-270 sets nerves on edge (Sun)
  • Michigan’s members of Congress ask the administration to save their road projects (DetNews.com)
  • Sustainable transport advocate to head White House’s livable communities initiative (Wash Biz)

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Oberstar Stays Optimistic About New Transport Bill in 2010

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House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) today renewed his call for action on a new federal infrastructure bill before year’s end, using a hearing on the Obama administration’s stimulus law to urge passage of long-term legislation as well as a second round of short-term investment in roads, bridges, and rail. House transport committee chairman […]

Senate Climate Bill Leaks: The Good News and Bad News for Transport

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The Senate’s climate change legislation will finally make its debut tomorrow, courtesy of environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and foreign relations committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA). But the Washington Post has already obtained a "close-to-final" version of the bill [PDF], which provides some details but leaves unanswered the key question of how much aid […]

Portland’s Transport Research Guru Headed to Obama Administration

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The U.S. DOT is expected to announce today that it has tapped Robert Bertini, a Portland State University professor who headed Oregon’s state-wide transport research effort, as the No. 2 at the Research and Innovative Technology Administration — the government’s home for stats on all things transportation. Robert Bertini (Photo: Oregonian) Bertini’s hiring is an […]