Today’s Headlines

  • A preview of the proposed emission-trimming fuel tax being crafted by Sens. Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman, reported "to have taken Big Oil’s ideas and run with them" (Climatewire)
  • Stark, who has backed multiple transit and bike-ped projects, replaces Rangel at the helm of the Ways and Means Committee, which must approve a way to pay for the next long-term federal transportation bill (Politico)
  • Toyota update: the beleaguered car company hires a former U.S. Transportation Secretary to head up its internal safety efforts (Det. News), while regulators question whether fixed models are truly running smoothly (Bloomberg)
  • Federal high-speed rail effort is turning into a mini-stimulus for designers and engineers (Bldg Design & Const.)
  • Viewing the stimulus law as a policy lab for the future (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Former New Jersey Transit chief to get the challenging job of leading D.C.’s Metro system out of its recent low period (AP)
  • Hawaii governor wants an outside financial consultant to evaluate Honolulu’s proposed $5.5 billion rail project (Star-Bulletin)

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