Today’s Headlines

  • June was a good month for $787 billion stimulus bill, House transpo panel finds (Reuters)
  • Oberstar writes his old buddy Larry Summers with concerns over airline competition (Dow Jones)
  • Eight midwestern governors sign formal pact to seek high-speed rail money (Reuters)
  • Texting while driving increases drivers’ risk of crashes by a factor of 23, according to new study (NYT)

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France Experiments With Paying People to Bike to Work

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A new program administered by the French government will offer people monetary compensation to bike to work. France has launched an experimental program using 20 companies employing 10,000 individuals. Over a six-month period, employees who bike to work will be paid the equivalent of U.S. $0.34 per mile, Reuters reports. The payments will come from the participating […]

Today’s Headlines

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European ash cloud prompting push for better rail systems (Reuters) Villaraigosa uses airport tarmac encounter to lobby Obama on federal funding for "30/10" transit plan (LAist) $48B in transport funding now available to states, about a month after Congress officially extended the 2005 transportation law until next year (DOT Press) Conservatives blast Oberstar’s new proposal […]

Today’s Headlines

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LaHood twists the Senate’s arm on re-upping "cash for clunkers" … (AP) … while some Republicans sense an opening and start criticizing the car-rebate program (NYT) Can Schumer and Lautenberg coax their colleagues into more high-speed rail money? (NYT) Congress, led by Oberstar, slams agencies for slow stimulus spending (Reuters)

No Wonder the NYPD is Cracking Down on Bikes

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Reuters reports, Bicycle and oil deals cement Chavez’s ties to Iran: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez enveloped his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a bear hug on Sunday and the two men backed their anti-U.S. rhetoric with deals on everything from bicycles to oil.

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)