Today’s Headlines

  • New uptick in female drunk driving prompts action from U.S. DOT (CBS)
  • Lack of will in Washington to raise the federal gas tax prompting Arkansas to consider a hike (Ark. News)
  • Florida governor’s office fires back at House transport committee: We’re chasing the stimulus money as fast as we can (St. Pete Times)
  • "The race is on" for a successful electric car as Germany pledges $700 million (AP)

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As Congress works on its new, likely infrastructure-tinged jobs bill, it’s avoiding the "S" word (The Hill) Speaking of stimulus, federal dollars aren’t making much of an economic splash in California — yet (C.C. Times) California’s senators join Schwarzenegger for a White House letter on high-speed rail (SFGate Blog) Florida edges closer to filling its […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Charlotte’s Urban Web

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Mary Newsom of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute joins me this week to discuss everything Charlotte, from its beginnings as a crossroads of Native American pathways to its current incarnation as a fast-growing metropolis. The enormous growth of the region, she says, includes a recent surge of suburban subdivisions that were lying in wait during the recession. Transit is expanding in Charlotte, […]