Today’s Headlines

  • Obama administration faces security vulnerabilities in ground transportation in the wake of Moscow transit bombings (ABC)
  • New poll shows D.C. metro area residents, by a 62 to 30 margin, prefer expanding transit over roads to tackle congestion … (WashPost)
  • … while distracted driving is seen as a growing problem (WashPost)
  • California high-speed rail racked by tensions over whether to build dedicated new track (LAT)
  • Cornell University gets an assist on the U.S. DOT’s new distracted driving rule (Ithaca Jrnl)
  • Federal law prevents states from privatizing rest stops along existing interstate highways, though New Jersey’s new GOP governor may test its limits (Star-Ledger)
  • In the race for federal high-speed rail funds, local enthusiasm can make the difference (Virginian-Pilot)
  • One New Jersey transit advocate tries a novel tactic to spur new bus service: a lawsuit (NJ.com)

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Senate climate bill, with its contentious transportation section, could be coming next week even without its chief GOP author (NatJo Blogs) Tele-work bill, which would let federal employees trim transport costs by working from home, fails unexpectedly in the House (WashPost Blogs) David Roberts asks: Is the answer to the nation’s transportation problem better cars, […]

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(Photo: AP/HuffPost) A photo gallery of 9 world-class subways, including Tokyo’s, pictured above (HuffPost) An inside look at transit tunnel security in the Big Apple (AP) Toyota could face a second fine from U.S. DOT for its response to defective gas pedals (The Hill Blog) The hidden crisis of America’s decaying "soft infrastructure," and what […]

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LaHood says Obama administration should replicate the first stimulus law’s ethics limits for its next economic recovery legislation (AP) House passes massive spending bill that includes big transportation policy budget moves (AP) Members of Congress pushing to make more transit networks wired for cell service (The Hill) Washington D.C.’s transit authority heading for management shakeup […]