Today’s Headlines

  • What could the Massachusetts Senate race portend for the Democrats’ economic agenda, including their infrastructure-rich jobs bill? (Atlantic Blogs)
  • New research shows that Texas students are more likely to miss school for health reasons when air pollution climbs — even within legal limits … (Star-Telegram)
  • … meanwhile, the state is resigned to missing out on the bulk of the White House’s high-speed rail funds (Morn News)
  • Two Washington state lawmakers deliver a thorough takedown of the AP’s attempt at transportation stimulus analysis (News-Trib)
  • In Maryland, enthusiasm for the Obama administration’s new transit rule change is tempered by the knowledge that new funding remains stalled (Balt. Sun)
  • One local urban planner calls for Charlotte to recommit to its commuter rail network (Observer)

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State Farm Looks to Engage Cycling Community

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Responding to criticism of an ad depicting a humiliated office worker forced to bike to his job due to high gas prices, State Farm Director of Marketing Communications Tim Van Hoof writes: I’m sorry this commercial offended anyone. State Farm has been a supporter of bicycle safety through the thousands of bicycle rodeos we’ve held […]

State of California Sues Carmakers on Climate Change

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If you think Eliot Spitzer picked some tough fights as Attorney General, check out this guy Lockyer in California: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California filed a global warming lawsuit on Wednesday against Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and three other automakers, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have cost the state millions of dollars. […]