Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood hails New York Times’ Pulitzer win as a victory for distracted driving campaigners (DOT Blog)
  • Oklahoma state DOT delays projects as federal funding from recent jobs bill has yet to materialize (T. World)
  • Amtrak starts high-speed rail group to maximize partnership potential on federally funded projects (Bond Buyer)
  • Safety Q&A with Jeff Moskos, former Baltimore police officer, author, and professor (Streetsblog NYC)
  • Obama administration’s oil-drilling proposal raises the question: Just how much fossil fuel would it produce? (Newsweek)
  • Chrysler sharing technological info with NASA (CNNMoney)
  • China looks to rail to propel future economic growth (NYT)


McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

GAO Says We Need More Than a Vision for High Speed Rail

Excited about the prospect of high speed rail in America? Lots of people have been. But as Yonah Freemark reports on The Transport Politic, yesterday the General Accountability Office threw a bit of a wet blanket on the growing enthusiasm. The GAO is saying the Obama administration has so far failed to provide clear goals […]