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    • Joint Economic Committee releases monthly economic report, mapping which states are feeling the sting of unemployment most sharply (JEC Press)
    • Suicide bomb blast on Moscow transit prompts heightened security in U.S. systems (AP)
    • Rendell expects news from U.S. DOT on tolling I-80 to come within two weeks (Post-Gazette)
    • Does transportation really transcend Washington partisanship? (Philly.com)
    • Translating Oberstar's French interlude with a witness at Friday's House transport committee hearing (WaPo Blogs)
    • Philadelphia's local transit authority has a lobbying bill that tops $800,000, but remains uncertain of victory in the battle over tolling Interstate 80 (Metro)
    • Sen. Sanders (I-VT) takes issue with upper chamber's forthcoming climate legislation, warning of a possible "bonanza" for Big Coal (The Hill)
    • D.C. transit authority postpones purchase of new rail cars to older models at issue in fatal crash last year (GGW)
    • The recession isn't just bad for transit: Airline ridership dropped 5.3% last year (MarketWatch)

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