Today’s Headlines

  • To neutralize Bunning’s one-man filibuster, Reid weighs calling up a new long-term extension of unemployment insurance … but what of the transportation funding shutdown? (Fox News)
  • DE Senate hopeful Castle vows to help the northeast corridor secure more high-speed rail aid (DE Online)
  • Digital billboards: the new front in battles against distracted driving (NYT)
  • All states meeti the stimulus law’s deadline for obligating 100% of their highway money (DOT Blog)
  • How the federal home weatherization effort epitomizes the risk of the Senate jobs bill’s inattention to urban fiscal problems … (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • … meanwhile, the president prepares to trumpet weatherization today as a job-creator (Bloomberg)
  • New Jersey’s guv’s transportation commissioner nominee opposes gas-tax hike (Inquirer)


Today’s Headlines

Oberstar is throwing his weight behind a three-month extension of transport law, but the Senate has its own 18-month plan ready, with a $20 billion price tag (CQ) Senate approves $122 billion transportation-housing spending bill, with $10.4 billion for transit (AP) California is banking on winning nearly half the Obama administration’s high-speed rail money (Reuters) […]

Mica’s Transportation Proposal: Responses Flood In

The GOP transportation proposal is now online. Here are some early reactions. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chair of the Senate Banking subcommittee with jurisdiction over public transportation: “It used to be that Republicans understood that transportation investment was necessary to spur economic growth and create jobs. Now, I guess they think if we give the […]