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Today’s Headlines

7:54 AM EDT on April 9, 2010

    • Transportation planner and engineer Dan Burden talks walkable design (Streetsblog NYC)
    • Democratic Sens. Dorgan & Merkley poised to introduce legislation codifying broad investment plan for electric cars (The Hill Blog)
    • California high-speed rail could be built, and partly funded by, Beijing (NYT)
    • Source says "no final decisions" have been made on whether the new Senate climate bill's gas tax will fund transportation directly (Reuters)
    • A must-read from Paul Krugman on the economics of environmental regulation (NYT)
    • Syndicated columnist Joe Conason: Without major new push to rebuild infrastructure, "the American future looks dim" (Star-News)
    • New Jersey Transit seeks to "modify" its proposed fare hike after riders rebel (
    • Community advocates mark the 75th anniversary of FDR's Works Progress Administration by lobbying for congressional passage of legislation directly aiding metro-area governments with economic recovery (HuffPo)
    • Mississippi towns embrace complete streets (Grist)
    • Minnesota braces for busy construction season, including highway expansions (MPR)

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