Today’s Headlines

  • Republicans on the House transportation committee warn that a federal role in transit safety oversight may not translate into fewer injuries on railways (Mica Press)
  • As the Obama administration takes on rail transit safety, the NTSB moves forward on passenger bus safety (AP)
  • Was Obama flip-flopping when he admitted that what’s "shovel-ready" isn’t always the best project, then later endorsed new transportation spending? (WashPost)
  • How can the White House make the most of its new job-creation push? In a word, buildings (Grist)
  • As climate deniers thunder on about hyped-up scandal, the EPA quietly totals public comments on its finding that carbon emissions threaten public health: 70% in favor, 30% opposed (WSJ Blog)
  • Florida Senate approves major new rail legislation (CBS4)

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With federal transportation funding on track to run dry by May 31, Washington lawmakers are gearing up again to reset national transportation policy… or, if that doesn’t work out, to limp along indefinitely under the status quo. Today President Obama unveiled his opening bid in this process. The $478-billion, six-year plan from the White House includes many […]