Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood says Obama administration should replicate the first stimulus law’s ethics limits for its next economic recovery legislation (AP)
  • House passes massive spending bill that includes big transportation policy budget moves (AP)
  • Members of Congress pushing to make more transit networks wired for cell service (The Hill)
  • Washington D.C.’s transit authority heading for management shakeup after castigation on Capitol Hill (WashPost)
  • New Jersey’s new governor is on the spot for deciding to expand transportation bonding (Star-Ledger)
  • Providence, RI, eyes its own streetcar network with federal aid … (Prov Biz News)

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"We’re not giving up on highways," LaHood told state DOT officials this week, while reiterating the Obama administration’s interest in rail expansion (see video above, from DOT Press) Rendell, Schwarzenegger, and Bloomberg urge the Senate to match the House’s infrastructure spending in future jobs bills (BAF Press) Obama administration plans to release a broad wish […]

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Ahmedabad, India, wins the Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (Express) Freight rail industry has a mixed reaction to LaHood’s revamp of transit funding rules (Fleet Owner) Why are politicians always so scared of the word "tax"? A scientific explanation (MoJo Blog) Amtrak to add free wi-fi on the Acela […]

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Two days after rolling out its transit safety bill in the House, the Obama administration turns its attention across the Capitol (Banking Cmte Press) Will the House take up a jobs bill, including upwards of $50 billion in transportation spending, before 2010? Some say yes (The Hill), others say likely not (Politico) Transit operating aid […]

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House Ways and Means Committee joins the Senate in shutting the door on Rep. Jim Oberstar’s (D-MN) push for a new transportation bill (The Hill) The field-testing of a future alternative to the gas tax kicks into high gear (AP) Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) calls for a second stimulus that’s targeted to infrastructure … […]

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Bike advocates thrilled with Oberstar’s transpo bill (The Hill) GM and Chrysler tell Congress not to mess with their dealership closure plans (AP) Bids for stimulus infrastructure projects coming in at surprisingly low amounts (GovExec) What the transit operating deficit hath wrought: an insufficient economic stimulus law (The Nation)

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Joint Economic Committee releases monthly economic report, mapping which states are feeling the sting of unemployment most sharply (JEC Press) Suicide bomb blast on Moscow transit prompts heightened security in U.S. systems (AP) Rendell expects news from U.S. DOT on tolling I-80 to come within two weeks (Post-Gazette) Does transportation really transcend Washington partisanship? (Philly.com) […]