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Today’s Headlines

7:48 AM EDT on September 18, 2009

    • Oberstar is throwing his weight behind a three-month extension of transport law, but the Senate has its own 18-month plan ready, with a $20 billion price tag (CQ)
    • Senate approves $122 billion transportation-housing spending bill, with $10.4 billion for transit (AP)
    • California is banking on winning nearly half the Obama administration's high-speed rail money (Reuters)
    • Martha Coakley is in the lead in the Massachusetts Senate race ... but Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) could draw her into a spirited debate over his strong record on transport reform (Yglesias)
    • A detailed look at the lack of consensus on transportation that became clear at last week's University of Virginia infrastructure conference (Greenwire)
    • EPA in the final throes of regulating carbon emissions without Congress, which continues to delay a climate bill (Greenwire)
    • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) responds to the New York Times' water quality series, says this is a job Congress can fix -- here's more details on his solution (NYT)
    • The feds are spending a heap of money to keep barely used airports in business (USAT)

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