Today’s Headlines

  • "Cash for clunkers" not the retail-sales boost economists had hoped … (NYT)
  • … and still not paying auto dealers on time (WSJ)
  • A must-read: Labeled the "fastest-dying cities," these towns are fighting back (WSJ)
  • Happy 50th birthday to the three-point seat belt (Wired)
  • Number of Americans flying internationally hit a 7.5-year low (Dow Jones)

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Inside the Oregon DOT’s quest to make a mileage tax work (Marketplace) Could a "cash for clunkers" approach work to retire creaky coal-fired power plants? (WSJ) Boston becomes the fourth U.S. city to let software developers work with transit data (Herald) LaHood hits Maine to check out new "bridge in a backpack" technology (AP) Struggling […]

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The Energy Department awards $150 million in grants to innovative tech projects, many of them in the transportation sector (WSJ Blog) Rail companies, including Amtrak, are lobbying against a federal mandate to implement the safety program known as "positive train control" (WSJ) Uh-oh: Philadelphia transit workers may start their strike during the World Series (AP) […]

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Regional partnerships are helping to maximize the impact of federal stimulus dollars (TNR) Arizona craziness: Traffic safety officials allege man is evading 37 photo-enforced speeding tickets by wearing a monkey mask (AZ Republic) Is suburbia the real by-product of government regulation? (Yglesias, Ryan Avent) National Transportation Safety Board bans staff from using cell phones behind […]

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More coverage of yesterday’s release of transit and road projects "ready to go" for Congress’ jobs bill (WSJ, Det. News, WashPost, Free Press, Politics Daily) A crucial footnote in the debate over using bailout money on infrastructure: $1 for TARP isn’t $1 for budgeting purposes (Ezra Klein) Maryland governor cheers the prospects for a new […]

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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 […]

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New York officials announce that Broadway will remain car-free in midtown (Streetsblog NYC) In the quest for bike-friendly cities, are snobby cyclists their own worst enemies? (A. Prospect) D.C. responds to its weather challenges by building new infrastructure: a snow mountain (WSJ) Korea eyes an estimated $45B deal to help build California’s high-speed rail network […]