Today’s Headlines

  • Ahead of today’s U.S. DOT texting-while-driving summit, the Obama administration signals it’ll work to pass a national ban (NPR, US News)
  • Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) makes the case for transportation reform being health reform — if inadvertently (Yglesias)
  • The EPA is preparing to revise its method of measuring cars’ energy use, to prevent GM and other electric-car developers from releasing questionable triple-digit "miles per gallon" numbers (USAT)
  • The trains in Spain were anything but plain to a visiting delegation of midwestern high-speed rail planners (AP)
  • Government auditors find that local highway and transit officials are having problems reporting to Washington on how they’re spending stimulus money (OMB Watch)

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A must-read from Harold Meyerson: How the power of states’ rights, on infrastructure and other issues, threatens economic recovery (Prospect) More coverage of the transport news from yesterday’s White House jobs summit (Reuters, Bloomberg, Free Press) NYC health department releases new numbers that prove the connection between transportation reform and health reform (Streetsblog NY) High-speed […]

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To neutralize Bunning’s one-man filibuster, Reid weighs calling up a new long-term extension of unemployment insurance … but what of the transportation funding shutdown? (Fox News) DE Senate hopeful Castle vows to help the northeast corridor secure more high-speed rail aid (DE Online) Digital billboards: the new front in battles against distracted driving (NYT) All […]

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Detroit’s longtime mayor urges a new focus on transportation reform (Free Press) Denver’s environmentally sustainable public housing effort gets $10 million federal grant (D.Post) Bike advocates jumpstart ambitious new project in Las Vegas (Bikes Belong Press) How did Thomas Jefferson make it into Planetizen’s list of Top 100 urban thinkers? (TNR)

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Cities around the nation eye Congress’ move to let stimulus money be used for transit operating costs (Seattle P-I, K.C. Star, Poughkeepsie Journal) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks George Will and his fuel-chugging ’98 Buick … (NYT) … while talking up a national infrastructure bank and reform for local MPOs (U.S. News) APTA spots the […]

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Senate Democrats forced to hold open the vote on weak "cash for clunkers" plan open for more than 30 minutes to break a GOP filibuster; measure passes (Dow Jones) Even Blumenauer doesn’t think a VMT tax is coming any time soon; DeFazio’s weighing a tax on oil speculation to fund transportation (Oregonian) Remember that early […]