Today’s Headlines

  • D.C. Metro had train control problems before June’s fatal crash that were never revealed (WaPo)
  • Obama signs $7 billion highway trust fund rescue bill into law (JOC)
  • "Cash for clunkers" scammers begin popping up (Daily News)
  • Taxes to pay for transportation become the hot issue in the Virginia governor’s race (WaPo)
  • Oberstar challenges airlines’ use of multiple per-service fees (Dow Jones)

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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(ed. note. Sorry for the late posting — had some technical difficulties at Streetsblog Capitol Hill HQ.) Transportation security is taking center after the attempted terrorist incident on Christmas Day, but the president’s nominee to lead the TSA is being held up by a GOP senator (WaPo) Amtrak eyes faster trains as a top priority […]

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Why Is Funding Amtrak So Hard? (WaPo) Bike-Share’s Huge Growth Curve Not Likely to Slow (Treehugger) Raleigh Residents Asked to Choose Between Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (NextCity) Baltimore Police Officer Critically Injures 12-Year-Old With Cruiser (CBS Baltimore) North Carolina DOT Urging “High Alert” After Two 9-Year-Old Cyclists Struck (WNCN) The App That Lets […]

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Readers tee off on columnist Samuelson’s ill-informed criticisms of high-speed rail (WaPo) Days after hypocrisy charges fly, Louisiana Gov. Jindal yanks his state’s request for high-speed rail money (AP) Why carbon emissions caps and energy modernization work best as a duo (WSJ) A defense of Oberstar’s decision not to hold August town-hall meetings (PineandLakes.com) Toyota […]

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Note to conservatives: You should be fans of passenger rail! (Am. Thinker) Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s transportation record becomes fodder for his foes (Politico) Are federal stimulus dollars working for minority contractors in Illinois? (CPR) D.C.’s real-time government data-sharing wins a Harvard award … (WaPo) … but does Harvard know about the city’s grim record […]