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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More local takes on the White House’s TIGER transportation grant program (Sun-Times, Oregonian, KC Star, WaPo, Tribune, Morn News, Star-Trib) How D.C. is dealing with the road repair demands caused by its recent Snowpocalypse (WaPo) Is transit scary for women? (Grist) Houston isn’t about to let San Francisco command the spotlight as the nation’s "electric […]

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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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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 […]

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Look who’s lobbying for a gas tax hike: the nation’s biggest business lobby (WaPo) State DOTs don’t like the suggestion that their stimulus spending is less than fabulous (AP) A lengthy profile of Randal O’Toole, anti-transit crusader (Greenwire) LaHood says private investment in roads could lag behind high-speed rail (Reuters) Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) is becoming […]

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Local coverage of T4A’s report on transit cuts (Detroit News, SF Chron, Sac Biz Journ, WaPo) Birmingham, home of PBS’ "zombie highway," rocked by bribery guilty plea (Bloomberg) Highway projects (and transit ones, too) are stalling thanks to funding uncertainty in Congress (CQ) Ford’s new electric car can "talk" to the grid to regulate power […]