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7:48 AM EDT on September 29, 2009

    • The Obama administration has received applications worth $57 billion for the stimulus law's $1.5 billion TIGER grant program, designed to focus on multi-modal projects (JOC)
    • LaHood jabs at the media after a critical piece on road stimulus spending ... (Dallas M-N)
    • ... and announces plans to go to Copenhagen for Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid (WH Press)
    • A call to arms from one editorial board: Let's start taking transportation reform seriously! (Free Press)
    • Trucking industry wants to be exempted from any congressional move to ban texting while driving (NYT)
    • Infrastructure policy becomes attack-ad fodder in VA's gubernatorial race (WaPo)
    • Recapping the congressional machinations over the next federal transportation bill (AJC)
    • 16 years of inaction have passed, and the U.S. still lacks the stones to start talking about a higher gas tax (Good)

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