Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood puts airlines on notice: Don’t get in the way of high-speed rail (WSJ)
  • L.A.’s Measure R transit initiative getting national attention, thanks to Washington Post (Streetsblog LA)
  • White House budget office begins reviewing final version of auto fuel-efficiency rules (The Hill)
  • Gas prices rising whether or not Congress addresses climate change — so why not do it? (Wonk Room)
  • One urban planner imagines wide streets redesigned on a human-sized scale (Grist)
  • Could high-speed rail help open up America’s most isolated towns? (TNR’s The Avenue)
  • Cleveland planners turning abandoned retail space into a greenhouse (Fast Company)
  • An inside look at how the nation’s no-fly list gets crafted (AP)

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Expectations for High-Speed Rail Coming Down to Earth

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Three months after the Obama administration announced the first winners of what it hopes will be the first of many federal grants to build U.S. high-speed rail networks, advocates and planners are settling in for a long battle to surmount the obstacles and unknowns that stand in the way of long-term bullet train development. If […]

Today’s Headlines

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Natural Resources Defense Council recruits a flurry of celebrities to tape a rescue plea for the stalled congressional climate bill (video above, courtesy of NRDC Press) Senate Dems to unveil the first piece of their job-creation effort, an infrastructure-centric affair, next week (Roll Call) Why Florida’s federally funded high-speed rail network might fall way short […]

Today’s Headlines

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How Florida’s congressional delegation helped make its high-speed rail award happen (HuffPost) Michael Lindenberger responds to this week’s online back-and-forth over taxing gas v. VMT (Morn News) Senate jobs bill — with a highway trust fund extension but no TIGER money — expected to be delayed for 10 more days (WSJ) Chinese high-speed rail proving […]