Today’s Headlines

  • 22 senators, several from industrial states, call for a vote this year on climate legislation (Wash. Indy)
  • LaHood issues a call for proposals on how to fund the nation’s long-term transport needs (DOT Blog)
  • D.C. heeding Blumenauer’s call for downtown bike lanes in the capital — now local advocates weigh in (GGW)
  • Final rule on distracted driving by truckers and bus drivers is sent to the White House (The Trucker)
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff and HNTB, which also conducts polls on transport financing, ink big high-speed rail deals with states (Prog. RR’ing)
  • Wyoming lawmakers nix prospect of tolling their interstate, a move that portends higher gas taxes (AP)
  • Salt Lake City mayor beats a path to D.C., hoping for a local streetcar revival (SL Tribune)
  • Suburban counties continue to resist proposal for regional transit authority in Milwaukee area (J-S Online)