Today’s Headlines

  • 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 urban schools turn to marketing to win back students (WSJ)

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The Wall Street Journal ran a piece this weekend by Conor Dougherty on the municipal move toward charging more for parking. It’s available online to paid subscribers only, but here’s a taste: As anyone who has ever circled the block for a marginally better spot knows, parking is an American obsession. It occasionally boils over […]

Today’s Headlines

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No. 2 House Democrat talks up high-speed rail in upstate New York (Utica O-D) Minnesota is still locked in negligence litigation with two companies after its deadly 2007 bridge collapse — but the state DOT is giving them millions of dollars in work anyway (AP) "Cash for clunkers" is a stellar economic stimulus … for […]

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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"Cash for clunkers" to clunk its last on Monday at 8pm (Det. News) Oregon’s "solar highway" uses net metering for electricity; but not every program offering it is created equal (WSJ) BAE Systems, provider of NYC’s hybrid bus technology, to expand to Seattle (Automotive World) Telecommuting and flexible work hours — it’s not a congestion […]

Today’s Headlines

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New report warns that airline delays will only get worse, and recommends high-speed rail to help replace shorter flights (AP) Pittsburgh bus drivers run into trouble after handing out fliers warning about transit cuts that aren’t happening (Post-Gaz) Copenhagen’s bike renaissance: brought to you in part by a 180 percent tax on cars (MoJones) "Alaska’s […]

Today’s Headlines

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Infrastructure advocate and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) says the Senate climate bill is "impossible to pass" (Politico) More fallout from the AP’s attempt to link transportation stimulus money with job creation (ARTBA Press, SGA Blog, Q-C Times) LaHood vows that high-speed rail work will help Michigan — which played locally with the headline "Michigan […]