Today’s Headlines

  • The Energy Department awards $150 million in grants to innovative tech projects, many of them in the transportation sector (WSJ Blog)
  • Rail companies, including Amtrak, are lobbying against a federal mandate to implement the safety program known as "positive train control" (WSJ)
  • Uh-oh: Philadelphia transit workers may start their strike during the World Series (AP)
  • Minnesota DOT welcomes the presence of a roadside cleaning group that comes with its own firearms (AP)

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Early draft of Senate jobs bill emerges: $20B for the highway trust fund and Build America Bond language, but no new funding for TIGER grants (Politico) AASHTO unveils website touting more than 280,000 "highway and transit jobs" created or sustained by the stimulus law’s focus on transportation — Democrats hail the news (EPW Press) In […]

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Bush-era Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, a fan of national transport targets but not a transit booster, sings the praises of Virginia Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell’s infrastructure platform (Nat’l Review) Greenpeace is taking on Newsweek for its business ties to Big Oil’s lobbying group (GreenWire) Did House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) promise Rep. Anh Cao […]

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House Dems continue a growing drumbeat in favor of infrastructure investment to create new jobs … but the funding question remains unanswered (WSJ) Texas Republican gubernatorial foes Hutchison and Perry trade jabs over transportation funding (News Messenger) A new poll with an eye-rolling setup: 6 in 10 people think transit and carpooling are good for […]

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Regional partnerships are helping to maximize the impact of federal stimulus dollars (TNR) Arizona craziness: Traffic safety officials allege man is evading 37 photo-enforced speeding tickets by wearing a monkey mask (AZ Republic) Is suburbia the real by-product of government regulation? (Yglesias, Ryan Avent) National Transportation Safety Board bans staff from using cell phones behind […]

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The transportation security fallout from Christmas Day plane-bombing attempt (NYT) Transit saw a 3.8 percent drop in ridership during the first 9 months of 2009 … (NYT Blogs) … but not in San Francisco (SF Gate) Siemens among the manufacturers poised to drive a future U.S. high-speed rail boom (Reuters) While the Obama administration pushes […]

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House Democrats are eyeing a $450 billion price tag for their federal transportation bill but haven’t solved the revenue puzzle (WSJ) Obama administration’s new climate change report says transportation will affect the warming planet … but the warming planet also will affect transportation (NYT) Local transit agencies cheer the war spending bill for allowing them […]