Today’s Headlines

  • 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)

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Mark your calendar, ’cause the Senate climate bill hearings start on Oct. 27 (Politico) Some states are declining to post road signs that note when projects are being funded by federal stimulus money (NYT) Breaking down the Kerry-Graham op-ed on climate cooperation — is it really a "game-changer" or just a sign of unnecessary compromises […]

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House Democrats are eyeing a $450 billion price tag for their federal transportation bill but haven’t solved the revenue puzzle (WSJ) Obama administration’s new climate change report says transportation will affect the warming planet … but the warming planet also will affect transportation (NYT) Local transit agencies cheer the war spending bill for allowing them […]

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Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) send a message to their colleagues: Bipartisan agreement on a climate change bill is within reach (NYT) 23 members of California’s congressional delegation come out cheering for the state’s high-speed rail application (BizWire) In the suburbs, energy-saving behavior is spreading like wildfire (NYT) New York Post editorializes […]

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Democrats in Congress may tone down their new auto safety bill in response to industry complaints (WSJ) D.C. considers using "value capture" methods, harnessing business gains from transit to pay for new streetcars (WashPost) Joel Epstein on L.A.’s push to break from its past and embrace transit New York in need of a statewide high-speed […]

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Inside the frustration of Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Congress’ livable-communities stalwart (NYT) Transportation expert and former Bush-Cheney adviser Jack Schenendorf calls out today’s GOP: If Reagan and Eisenhower could preside over gas tax increases to pay for infrastructure, why can’t you guys get on board? (Williston Herald) Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) takes some heat back […]

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The transportation security fallout from Christmas Day plane-bombing attempt (NYT) Transit saw a 3.8 percent drop in ridership during the first 9 months of 2009 … (NYT Blogs) … but not in San Francisco (SF Gate) Siemens among the manufacturers poised to drive a future U.S. high-speed rail boom (Reuters) While the Obama administration pushes […]