Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood announces a $341 million loan for a direct freight tunnel to the Port of Miami (JOC)
  • An editorial board picks up on the imbalance between tax-credit subsidies for parking versus transit (Courant)
  • Among the ideas under consideration for a "stealth stimulus" of new economic-recovery proposals: an extension of the new homebuyer’s tax credit and extra tax refunds for unprofitable companies. More infrastructure isn’t on this list … (Time)
  • Congressional earmarking slows down the Department of Energy’s progress on new green R&D (TNR’s Avenue)
  • As the recession takes root, a closer look at America’s 10 poorest cities (ABC News)
  • Environmental advocates concerned that California’s new pay-as-you-drive insurance plan is toothless (Streetsblog LA)
  • A recap of last week’s citizen lobbying day on transportation reform and public health (T4A Blog)

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