Today’s Headlines

  • After years of arguing that transit demand is too low to matter, conservatives protest D.C. transit’s failure to accommodate high demand from conservatives (WSJ)
  • More on the Senate’s vote to let Amtrak passengers travel with guns (CNN, AP)
  • LaHood still reassuring auto dealers they’ll get "cash for clunkers" money (Bloomberg)
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) gets behind his state high-speed rail plan … (Dayton DN)
  • … and speaking of Ohio, a new study says half a million people would ride high-speed rail in the state (NBC4)
  • House votes to authorize $200 million in extra research on fuel-efficient vehicles (AP)
  • Check out the full agenda for the U.S. DOT’s distracted driving summit (DOT Press)
  • Can the EPA really regulate emissions without Congress taking action? The complete answer (Grist)

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