Today’s Headlines

  • Obama administration officials put the kibosh on plans to use stimulus money on a pedestrian footbridge to the New England Patriots football stadium (AP)
  • Do lists of "shovel-ready" projects translate into quick transportation job creation? Not in the Michigan town of Jackson (Citizen-Patriot)
  • How can the Obama administration make sure local (especially urban) governments get a voice in the state-centric economic recovery effort? General revenue sharing, not seen since Nixon’s era, may be the answer (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Florida’s high-speed and commuter rail investment bill clears the state House but faces steep challenges in the state Senate (AP)
  • Dallas and San Diego win $14 million in federal money for intelligent transportation systems that aim to manage congestion and provide real-time transit data (DOT Press)
  • Massachusetts to use $23 million in stimulus money and $11 million in bond revenue to build new parking garage near transit station (AP)
  • Spokane, Washington, joins the list of cities considering a new streetcar system (AP)

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