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    • A new study reinforces the open secret of distracted driving -- legislation requiring hands-free cell phones won't do the job (WSJ)
    • More proof that the vice president was correct in calling high-speed rail grants apolitical: Pennsylvania's Democratic-rich leadership is upset to see their state got shut out (Trib-Review)
    • In Tampa, meanwhile, joy over rail money is giving way to questions over how to connect the bullet train to new local transit options (St. Pete Times)
    • And in Connecticut, high-speed rail backers aren't getting discouraged by their $40m award (Courant)
    • Obama's budget, slated for release tomorrow, proposes giving Build America Bonds permanent status (Bloomberg)
    • Oberstar's home-state editorial board laments the federal government's transport funding crisis (Star-Trib)
    • LaHood: Toyota's fix for its gas-pedal defect disaster is satisfactory (Reuters)

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