Today’s Headlines

  • Voters told pollsters that "jobs and the economy" were their No. 1 concerns this year, which is keeping discussion of a new infrastructure spending package very much alive in Washington (Bloomberg)
  • What’s the real lesson of this past Election Day? That ballot measures for transportation investment do well (Morning News)
  • Blumenauer introduces a bill that would expand Safe Routes to School to high schools (Bike Portland)
  • For fuel-efficient cars to command the U.S. market, auto executives say they need one thing to happen first: a gas tax hike (Reuters)
  • But speaking of the gas tax, hopes for a state-wide increase in New Jersey are looking D.O.A. thanks to the election of GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie (Bloomberg)
  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R), facing a conservative challenge in his 2010 U.S. Senate bid, calls for a special state legislative session to consider commuter rail funding — and with it, a greater shot at federal high-speed rail money (AP)

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