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    • LaHood roasted with Toyota jokes at off-the-record dinner, featuring tributes from the president and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel (The Hill)
    • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) makes it clear that she's on board with L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa's increasinly popular "30/10" transit plan (LAist)
    • As Obama signs a $20 billion highway trust fund infusion into law, some in Washington say the White House should do more on jobs -- such as creating a National Infrastructure Bank (HuffPost)
    • Chicago is moving full speed ahead on a future high-speed rail boom (CSM)
    • House poised to approve a three-year extension of Build America Bonds (Bloomberg)
    • Watchdog group marks Transportation Freedom Day by calling attention to the rising costs of travel (Morn News)
    • Two French rail companies weighing a joint bid for Florida high-speed rail contracts (Bloomberg)
    • Gas prices on the rise again, and rural states could see the biggest sting (Reuters)
    • New demographic data out of D.C.: Older residents traveling more, younger ones traveling less, but transit and bike-ped's share is up overall (City Fix)

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