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Today’s Headlines

7:48 AM EDT on September 22, 2009

    • When it comes to consuming fewer resources to save the environment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Americans are a lot like teenagers: they "aren't acting in a way they should act." (WSJ)
    • Are states that outlaw texting while driving encouraging rule-breaking by posting traffic updates on Twitter? (AP)
    • What's in Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's wallet? (Politico)
    • Kentucky state DOT, plagued by tight budget, makes room to create a brand-new position for a Democratic congressman's wife (Herald-Leader)
    • New federal inquiry into potential terrorism plot prompts extra warnings about transit security (AP)
    • LaHood heads to Georgia's Spelman College to unveil a new program aimed at boosting women's involvement in the transport industry (ENEWSPF)
    • More proof of the trend reported here last month -- trucks were more popular picks in the "cash for clunkers" program than the Obama administration admitted (Free Press)
    • What's a "velomobile"? Short answer: the bike hybrid popularized by one locally famous resident of Washington state. Long answer: check out these pictures (Olympian)

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