Today’s Headlines

  • Washington D.C.’s Metrorail: The nation’s second-most popular subway, driven into disarray by underfunding and poor management (WashPost)
  • New York’s state Senate president urges fellow leaders to get on the high-speed rail bandwagon (Times-Union)
  • The latest trend in electric cars: Vehicles that feed electricity back into the grid (Fin Times)
  • Google aims to expand its HQ in an uber-sustainable fashion, seeking input from local leaders (TechCrunch)
  • Oberstar makes a public push for the House jobs bill, citing its extra infrastructure investment (GF Herald)
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell unlikely to bill cities for the state DOT’s help with snowstorm cleanup (Philly.com)
  • Obama publicly explains how the recent blizzards mesh with climate-change science (Climate Progress)

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Are Phone Booths on Ninth Avenue a Pedestrian Menace?

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As reported in Sunday’s City section of the Times (Times Select required), residents of Hell’s Kitchen are concerned that the placement of a double phone booth at the corner of 45th St. and Ninth Ave. may have been a contributing factor in two pedestrian fatalities at that intersection. On May 22, 2000, a tour bus […]

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As Copenhagen climate talks wind on, a timely reminder that clean transportation can take the U.S. halfway to its emissions reduction goals (HuffPost) LaHood gives Connecticut’s local high-speed rail effort a friendly nudge (News Times) Michigan, home of the U.S. car industry, ranked second-to-last in the nation when it came to fuel-efficiency improvements achieved under […]

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LaHood stops in Seattle today to tout stimulus-funded light rail — but will he celebrate a second city’s streetcars while he’s at it? (SeattlePI.com) Harry Reid (D-NV) makes his choice known in the battle between two high-speed rail links between Vegas and California: No mag-lev for the Senate majority leader (LV Sun, LA Times) The […]

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Ahead of tomorrow’s Toyota hearing in the House, lawmakers take aim at the company’s — and the government’s — safety record (Free Press) LaHood says the Ohio River Bridges Project, which features tolling as a possible revenue raiser, could be in line for second round of TIGER aid or other federal funding (WAVE-TV, Courier-Journal) Do […]