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)
Amtrak cut service during the pandemic, but restoring it has been difficult owing to labor shortages exacerbated by layoffs, retirements and Covid outbreaks among staff. As the city, state, and nation emerge from the pandemic, Amtrak must restore popular routes that remain suspended.
Sidewalk delivery robots struggle to get around U.S. cities for many of the same reasons as human pedestrians, a new study finds — but that's not the only reason why the emerging technology might struggle to deliver on its car-cutting promises without careful planning.