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Today’s Headlines

7:52 AM EST on March 5, 2010

    • "We're not giving up on highways," LaHood told state DOT officials this week, while reiterating the Obama administration's interest in rail expansion (see video above, from DOT Press)
    • Rendell, Schwarzenegger, and Bloomberg urge the Senate to match the House's infrastructure spending in future jobs bills (BAF Press)
    • Obama administration plans to release a broad wish list for the next federal transportation bill within 90 days (Bond Buyer)
    • Feds are developing an alternative measurement of poverty that incorporates transport costs -- and reveals that the many more are living below the poverty line than previously known (AP, NYT, CSM)
    • Is America experiencing a "Tool Belt" recession? (Ctr for Amer. Progress)
    • Renewables industry protests after senators propose adding "Buy American" rules to energy stimulus spending (The Hill Blog)
    • Ohio transportation chief makes the economic case for rail (AP)
    • San Francisco transit advocate found dead (Chronicle)
    • Atlanta set to cut one-quarter of its transit service (AJC)

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