Today’s Headlines

  • House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (D-CT) backs new push for infrastructure spending to surmount high unemployment rates (The Hill)
  • The Obama administration’s high-speed rail plans are sparking a rift between traditional transport groups and those who fear the usual suspects are taking a go-slow approach (GreenWire)
  • Is newly minted rail kingpin Warren Buffett this century’s version of Cornelius Vanderbilt? (WSJ)
  • America’s convoluted, car-clogged interchanges are crying out for rebuilding, but a few have become unlikely landmarks (NYT)
  • In the Miami area, voters may get a chance to repudiate sprawl at the ballot box (Bisc. Times)
  • Study finds that enough clean power is available for an electric-car boom — in British Columbia (News 1130)

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Obama to Adopt Deficit Commission Agenda — Including the Gas Tax? (WaPo) $1.5 Billion Cut to High-Speed Rail Could Grow Even Larger (HuffPo) Cuts to High-Speed Rail Won’t Affect Any Existing Projects (Bloomberg) DOT Got $300M in Florida Rail Money Out the Door Ahead of Potential Shutdown (JOC) Boehner and Obama Play Nice Over Budget […]

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Oberstar: Midwest is ahead of California in high-speed rail planning (MinnPost) D.C. Metro chief rejects proposal to phase out rail cars that are subject to tax-shelter leases; instead, the cars will be sandwiched between newer models (WJLA) Biden heads to Colorado today to tout a new bike path that the state DOT is building with […]

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It’s PARK(ing) Day Across the Country, From L.A. to D.C. China Hops on Board Plans for L.A.-to-Vegas High-Speed Rail (LA Times) Senators Grill FRA’s Feinberg on Rail Safety Deadline (NYT) Will Extra Transpo $$ Make Lawmakers Complacent? (The Hill) Foxx: We Need to Move on Southeast High-Speed Rail (News & Observer) Reps Push to Increase Transit Tax Benefit (The […]

32 Rail Companies Commit to Expanding in U.S. Under High-Speed Rail Plan

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As the Obama administration and Congress keep a close eye on jobless numbers and the shrinking American manufacturing base, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that 32 rail companies that have promised to expand U.S. operations if they are chosen to help states build high-speed train networks. Transportation Secretary LaHood, at left, toured the Spanish […]

Michigan’s Looking Good in the High-Speed Rail Chase

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Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is a powerful advocate for high-speed rail funding. (Photo: Listings Foreclosures) During an appearance in Michigan today to promote the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a potentially prescient prediction about the regions vying for federal help to build inter-city high-speed rail. Per the Detroit News, […]

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Obama Proposes $4 Billion for Self-Driving Cars (NYT) … Gizmodo Lays Out Everything You Should Know About That Hawaii Seeks Development Along $6B Honolulu Rail Route (Pacific Biz News) Researchers Find Link Between Bike Infrastructure and Gentrifying Neighborhoods (WaPo) Austin Leaders Want High-Capacity Transit Proposal for Voters (Austin Biz Journal) Who Killed Durham’s Light Rail Project? (Indy Week) Amtrak Studies […]