Today’s Headlines

  • Mark your calendar, ’cause the Senate climate bill hearings start on Oct. 27 (Politico)
  • Some states are declining to post road signs that note when projects are being funded by federal stimulus money (NYT)
  • Breaking down the Kerry-Graham op-ed on climate cooperation — is it really a "game-changer" or just a sign of unnecessary compromises to come? (NRDC)
  • New report finds that oil demand in industrialized nations peaked back in 2005, but the developing world is still getting thirsty for more fossil fuels (NYT)
  • LaHood promises to send help with the service cuts D-Day facing Detroit bus riders (Free Press)
  • Honolulu gets federal approval to start preliminary engineering on a new $5.5 billion commuter rail line (Advertiser)
  • Dallas is using $2 million in federal stimulus money to install solar-powered streetlights, with impressive annual electricity savings (Morn News)
  • Bill McKibben reminds the president: You can’t negotiate a compromise deal with the planet (TNR)
  • Michigan could become the first home of "green highways," retooled roads reserved for electric vehicles, bikes, and other cleaner modes of transport (Time)
  • The "bridge in a backpack" that you read about first here on Streetsblog Cap Hill is hitting the big time (NYT)

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