Today’s Headlines

  • The chairman of the House Administration Committee, which supervises the Capitol complex itself, is planning to crack down on congressional aides who text behind the wheel (Roll Call)
  • Chris Leinberger on why the housing market crash is producing a "bailout of sprawl" (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Florida’s new GOP senator is doing his part to help the state get its rail act together (
  • The boom in state energy efficiency programs is a good thing, but are there enough experts out there to meet demand for retrofits and upgrades? (WSJ)
  • Not a good sign for the climate bill: New poll shows a precipitous drop in the share of Americans who believe there is "solid evidence" of global warming (Wash. Indy)
  • Bay Area business groups in Transportation for America coalition push Boxer for stronger investments in the climate bill (T4A Blog)
  • Indianans consider a statewide referendum to fund transit (Indy Star)
  • “Indianans”? hahahaha! Never heard that word before.
    A citizen of Indiana is a “Hoosier”.


Adding More Transportation to the Climate Change Mix

…How about this one? (Photo: Wellsy’s World) Is this senator gettable for the climate bill? (Photo: Washington Post) Nate Silver’s new analysis of the state of play on climate change in the Senate makes a convincing argument that a carbon cap-and-trade system can become law this year. In fact, it raises the question of whether […]

White House Staying Quiet For Now on Transit’s Role in Climate Bill

Delivering his climate-change message to Congress yesterday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned that fuel-efficiency advances secured by the Obama administration would not be enough to reduce emissions from transportation — not without encouraging Americans to drive less. Transportation Secretary LaHood said today he’ll weigh in later on climate-change money for transit. (Photo: HillBuzz) But when […]

Senate Climate Bill Leaks: The Good News and Bad News for Transport

The Senate’s climate change legislation will finally make its debut tomorrow, courtesy of environment committee chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and foreign relations committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA). But the Washington Post has already obtained a "close-to-final" version of the bill [PDF], which provides some details but leaves unanswered the key question of how much aid […]