Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood vows that high-speed rail work will help Michigan — which played locally with the headline "Michigan will qualify" for federal HSR aid (Det. News)
  • U.S. Chamber chief, on Congress’ transportation inaction: "I’m not sure they’ve punted, but they’ve done a lot of things that haven’t helped" (Log. Mgmt)
  • Would a federal energy-only bill, as opposed to cap-and-trade climate regulation, do any good? (WSJ Blogs)
  • Atlanta state lawmakers abandon push to raise sales tax to pay for transport (AJC Blogs)
  • Forget about congressional inaction on the gas tax … in Alaska, Sarah Palin’s successor wants to suspend fuel fees entirely (ADN.com)

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State-level transport safety officials embrace texting-while-driving ban (NYT)  Texas toughens rules against drinking and driving, especially for teens (DMN) Privatized roadside rest stops: Coming soon? (LAT) Michigan’s in need of a fix for its transit-funding woes (Free Press)

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Is Oberstar giving up on his push for a long-term transport bill? No way (CongressNow) LaHood tangles with GOP over stimulus (The Hill) Proposed $4.6 billion widening of Maryland’s I-270 sets nerves on edge (Sun) Michigan’s members of Congress ask the administration to save their road projects (DetNews.com) Sustainable transport advocate to head White House’s […]

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Could a delay in the federal transportation bill spell trouble for the NYC-NJ transit tunnel? (Star-Ledger) Not everyone in Michigan likes Rep. Candice Miller’s (D) plan to save the state’s federal road aid (Detroit Free Press) Gas prices top $3 per gallon in California — are more states to come? (CNN Money) James Surowiecki has […]

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More local takes on the White House’s TIGER transportation grant program (Sun-Times, Oregonian, KC Star, WaPo, Tribune, Morn News, Star-Trib) How D.C. is dealing with the road repair demands caused by its recent Snowpocalypse (WaPo) Is transit scary for women? (Grist) Houston isn’t about to let San Francisco command the spotlight as the nation’s "electric […]

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Erupting volcano continues to snarl flights, hobble infrastructure in Europe … (NYT) … as even the most famous travelers seek road and rail alternatives (WSJ) Trouble for Cleveland’s Innerbelt Bridge project? Ohio state inspector issues critical report (Dispatch) LaHood to attend Mississippi River bridge groundbreaking today (News-Dem) Toyota’s dilemma: Fight the U.S. DOT or pay […]