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Today’s Headlines

7:49 AM EDT on October 21, 2009

    • House Majority Leader Hoyer says Oberstar's $450 billion six-year transportation bill should be fully paid for, but doesn't mention how (Roll Call)
    • Transit systems nationwide are turning to hybrid buses (NYT)
    • Rush Limbaugh tells New York Times environmental reporter to "go kill himself and help the planet by dying" (Media Matters)
    • A dismaying, if unsurprising, dispatch from Detroit, where auto industry veterans are talking about planning for the green economy while hopefully repeating that "there will still be a giant need for new cars" (TNR's The Avenue)
    • Dallas transit officials knew its light rail system wasn't equipped for massive influx of college football fans last weekend, but kept promoting it anyway; hours-long delays were the result (Morning News)
    • CEO of major construction company Terex endorses Oberstar's transport bill (Reuters)
    • Florida governor Crist, now a Senate hopeful, flips back to open advocacy of new commuter rail ... for now (PB Post)
    • Big Oil crafts its strategy on climate legislation: Why spend money to avoid the consequences of pollution when we can "educate" ourselves on the threat? (Chronicle)

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