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7:52 AM EDT on March 18, 2010

phpThumb.jpg(Image: Purdue University via Grist)
    • Above is a map tracking where CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are originating -- distressing news for cities? (Grist)
    • LaHood gets lobbied to support direct aid to cities and more federal transit operating aid (Press-Enterprise, Current)
    • A rallying cry for Congress to get behind federal aid for L.A.'s 30/10 transit plan (HuffPost)
    • While Virginia seeks emergency aid from the feds for its snow-removal costs, the state DOT finds room in "emergency" funds to reopen shuttered highway rest stops (McDonnell Press)
    • Senate approves Feingold's proposal to cancel transport earmarks that go unspent after a decade (GovExec)
    • Could high-speed rail foster new suburban sprawl? (Wired)
    • Another redirected Nevada transportation earmark: $45 million for a defunct "maglev" train will now go towards an airport road project (LV Sun)
    • Missouri's state DOT, facing a budget crunch, forced to take a "fix-it-first" approach rather than adding new highway lanes (Daily Guide)
    • Idaho planners tackle the linguistic choice between "transit" and "public transportation" (Boise Weekly)

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