Today’s Headlines

  • Obama administration pressing governors to ensure minority and female contractors have equal access to transportation stimulus aid (McClatchy)
  • Battle heats up over federal approval for tolling on Pennsylvania’s I-80 (Times-Herald)
  • North Carolina transit taking a $470m hit during the recession (News-Observer)
  • Senate clears hurdle towards approval of massive transportation-centric spending bill… (Politico)
  • … which includes money for Minnesota’s Northstar commuter rail (SC Times)
  • Local foe of Florida rail legislation alleges politicization of the process (Ledger)
  • Car-free cities: A European update (Guardian)

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