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Today’s Headlines

(ed. note. Sorry for the late posting -- had some technical difficulties at Streetsblog Capitol Hill HQ.)

    • Transportation security is taking center after the attempted terrorist incident on Christmas Day, but the president's nominee to lead the TSA is being held up by a GOP senator (WaPo)
    • Amtrak eyes faster trains as a top priority as it takes in a healthy round of funding from Congress (NYT)
    • A look at North Carolina's case for federal high-speed rail aid (Citizen-Times)
    • Texas gubernatorial hopeful and current senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) to unveil her transportation plan today ... (Morn News)
    • ... as one top state official suggests that Texas drivers should pay more to register their big pickup trucks (AP)
    • Chicago gives a New Year's gift to transit riders: Rides for a penny (AP)
    • The top 10 transportation stories of 2009 in the Washington D.C. area ... (WaPo Blogs)
    • ... and Maryland's top 10 transport stories of the decade (Balt Sun)

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