Today’s Headlines

  • A profile of Detroit’s nascent urban farming effort (Free Press)
  • Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) to hold state "transportation summit" this month (AP)
  • Houston mayor says Obama administration is pushing her to get the local transit authority’s act together to ensure continued funding for local light rail (TX Watchdog)
  • How immigration reform could revive dying cities (New Geography)
  • Illinois lawmakers set up state high-speed rail commission (AP)
  • … while some Palo Alto residents raise NIMBY concerns about bullet trains (Merc News)
  • O’Toole’s latest: Forget high-speed rail, it’s all about … driver-less cars (WSJ)

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Obama administration officials put the kibosh on plans to use stimulus money on a pedestrian footbridge to the New England Patriots football stadium (AP) Do lists of "shovel-ready" projects translate into quick transportation job creation? Not in the Michigan town of Jackson (Citizen-Patriot) How can the Obama administration make sure local (especially urban) governments get […]

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Big business interests roll out new campaigns in favor of congressional action on climate change (Politico) LaHood’s message to Florida: Get serious about funding commuter rail, or forget about having a slice of the Obama administration’s high-speed rail pie (Sentinel) Federal Transit Administration is hard at work on a new proposal that would set minimum […]