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    • LaHood explains his texting ban for interstate truck drivers: "We don’t merely EXPECT you to share the road responsibly with other travelers – we REQUIRE you to" (DOT Press)
    • The Bay Area's Transbay transit center snags $171 million federal loan (Feinstein Press)
    • New York-area experts debate the wisdom of national transportation objectives (Streetsblog NYC)
    • Two workers die in accident on Washington D.C.'s Metro system amid a season of debate over federal involvement in rail safety (WashPost)
    • LaHood and Oberstar join Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for a transportation town meeting (HometownSource, Finance and Comm.)
    • Federal stimulus money helping to bring state-of-the-art hybrid buses to New Haven, Connecticut (NH Indy)
    • Ford plans to create an Explorer with 25% better fuel-efficiency, using Department of Energy grant money and Illinois tax credits to make it happen (Bloomberg)
    • Is Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) really breaking with his decades of support for the coal industry? (TNR)

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