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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