Today’s Headlines

  • New York Sen. Gillibrand, facing a possible primary challenge from Ford, pushes for more transit spending in the Senate’s coming jobs bill (NYDN)
  • Washington D.C.’s Metro system begins a new era of federal government influence with the appointment of two new board members (WaPo)
  • Could the president and VP’s mysterious trip to Florida on Thursday be related to high-speed rail? (Tribune)
  • New York mayor urges his congressional delegation to oppose new White House bank rules, "much like senators from Texas protect the oil industry" (WCBS)
  • Cities are anything but static when it comes to their rebuilding cycles (Grist)
  • Strange but true: Moscow’s stray dogs have learned how to ride, and play on, the subway (Daily Dish)

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If there’s one thing to take away from Parking Madness, it’s that surface parking disasters have struck cities great and small, victimizing boomtowns and economically struggling places alike. Nowhere is immune. Yesterday the parking lots around the Cotton Bowl propelled Dallas over the downtown Duluth waterfront. Today we have a David vs. Goliath pairing with Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, taking on New […]