Today’s Headlines

  • New York officials announce that Broadway will remain car-free in midtown (Streetsblog NYC)
  • In the quest for bike-friendly cities, are snobby cyclists their own worst enemies? (A. Prospect)
  • D.C. responds to its weather challenges by building new infrastructure: a snow mountain (WSJ)
  • Korea eyes an estimated $45B deal to help build California’s high-speed rail network (K. Times)
  • Commute headaches caused by East Coast blizzard causing more companies to turn to telecommuting (WSJ)
  • Honolulu mayor challenges his state’s governor on transit foot-dragging (Star-Bulletin)
  • The Detroit area’s Ambassador Bridge could soon be under Canadian ownership (MI Messenger)
  • Safe Routes to School partnership releases a new report on expanding the program into low-income neighborhoods (SRTS Press)

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Inside the Oregon DOT’s quest to make a mileage tax work (Marketplace) Could a "cash for clunkers" approach work to retire creaky coal-fired power plants? (WSJ) Boston becomes the fourth U.S. city to let software developers work with transit data (Herald) LaHood hits Maine to check out new "bridge in a backpack" technology (AP) Struggling […]

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Korea eyes $45 billion high-speed rail contract in California visit (Korea Times) One Ohio town with a walkable arts district fears the stimulus will be its undoing (AP) U.S. DOT ponders a tweak to help "cash for clunkers" participants buy out-of-stock cars (WSJ) The challenge of transporting the disabled is daunting for many towns (Governing)

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GOP Senate leaders starting to embrace a delay in new "cash for clunkers" money … (WSJ) … but that may not matter, now that Feinstein and Collins have stopped calling for stronger fuel-efficiency standards (Fox News) Headed into August recess, the climate-change demands pile up for Boxer & Kerry (ClimateWire) Lu Young, namesake of the […]

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The transportation security fallout from Christmas Day plane-bombing attempt (NYT) Transit saw a 3.8 percent drop in ridership during the first 9 months of 2009 … (NYT Blogs) … but not in San Francisco (SF Gate) Siemens among the manufacturers poised to drive a future U.S. high-speed rail boom (Reuters) While the Obama administration pushes […]

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More coverage of yesterday’s release of transit and road projects "ready to go" for Congress’ jobs bill (WSJ, Det. News, WashPost, Free Press, Politics Daily) A crucial footnote in the debate over using bailout money on infrastructure: $1 for TARP isn’t $1 for budgeting purposes (Ezra Klein) Maryland governor cheers the prospects for a new […]

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"Cash for clunkers" to clunk its last on Monday at 8pm (Det. News) Oregon’s "solar highway" uses net metering for electricity; but not every program offering it is created equal (WSJ) BAE Systems, provider of NYC’s hybrid bus technology, to expand to Seattle (Automotive World) Telecommuting and flexible work hours — it’s not a congestion […]