Today’s Headlines

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  • NBC Nightly News spotlights the national transit budget crisis .. (see above video)
  • … as New Jersey becomes the latest state to weigh double-digit fare hikes (Daily Finance)
  • Rep. Mica (R-FL) urges Tampa officials to make sure that the region’s future high-speed rail line can connect to local transit (TB Online)
  • Governments around the world are said to be spending $500B a year subsidizing fossil fuels, according to a raft of a new Obama administration-directed study (Climate Progress)
  • The fatal June accident on D.C.’s rail network will cost the local transit agency $25.5m (Examiner)
  • "Buy American" rules for federal stimulus spending are getting waived to help install energy-efficient road and crosswalk lighting (NYT Blogs)
  • Ed Glaeser takes on the "anti-urban bias" in federal policymaking (Globe)
  • One U.S. DOT aide makes a write-in case for LaHood as an enviro "change agent of the year" (TreeHugger)
  • Senate Democratic leaders depict an aviation bill as part of their jobs agenda … (Roll Call)
  • … as Republicans move towards a second attempt to filibuster the still-unsigned $15B jobs bill (NYT)

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Obama administration shifts housing-policy focus to renting, not owning (Globe) Is federal stimulus money getting to NYC’s transit projects quickly enough? (GlobeSt.com) Texas GOP gubernatorial rivals face off over transportation (Morn News) Kansas puts off a $28m road project due to Washington’s uncertainty over funding (KC Biz Journal) Cyclists hold fundraiser for Oberstar (Bike Retailer […]

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Bike advocates thrilled with Oberstar’s transpo bill (The Hill) GM and Chrysler tell Congress not to mess with their dealership closure plans (AP) Bids for stimulus infrastructure projects coming in at surprisingly low amounts (GovExec) What the transit operating deficit hath wrought: an insufficient economic stimulus law (The Nation)

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State-level transport safety officials embrace texting-while-driving ban (NYT)  Texas toughens rules against drinking and driving, especially for teens (DMN) Privatized roadside rest stops: Coming soon? (LAT) Michigan’s in need of a fix for its transit-funding woes (Free Press)

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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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You read it first here on Streetsblog Cap Hill: House to give $5 billion to highway trust fund (Dow Jones) A bit panicky about the above news, the U.S. DOT starts warning states of possible late payments (JOC) Harvard economist Ed Glaeser examines high-speed rail (NYT) Having some fun with LaHood’s "cash for clunkers" imagery […]

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House transportation committee clashes over the speed of stimulus spending (USA Today) D.C. Metro crash sharpens focus on aging transit equipment (NYT) Dems go after senior GOPer Cantor on high-speed rail (Culpeper Exponent) Democratic lawmakers write to Obama to back up Wednesday’s transportation hearing (AP)