Today’s Headlines

  • Conservatives anxiously eyeing LaHood’s next move at U.S. DOT (Amer. Spectator)
  • Transit equity advocates painting giant red "X" on Atlanta rail cars today to protest service cuts (Creative Loafing)
  • Portland gets $2.4m grant from feds to work on new, overhead wire-free streetcar technology (Prog. RR’ing)
  • A favorable profile of Shai Agassi, the Israeli businessman working on electric-car charging infrastructure (CNN)
  • Company finds success converting natural gas into diesel fuel for buses (NYT Blogs)
  • Yonah Freemark asks if the feds would know how to spend a dedicated stream of high-speed rail funding (Transport Politic)
  • FedEx and Teamsters’ battle over union organizing could affect package transportation (WSJ)

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Philly’s biggest newspaper urges LaHood to approve the state’s bid to toll I-80 (Inquirer) A profile of Detroit’s nascent urban farming effort (Free Press) Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) to hold state "transportation summit" this month (AP) Houston mayor says Obama administration is pushing her to get the local transit authority’s act together to ensure […]

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Feds seek maximum penalty of $16 million from Toyota for failing to act on defective gas pedals (AP) Q&A with LaHood on non-binding complete streets announcement, which he defends as a "game changer" (NYT Blogs) Housing & Urban Development Secretary vows to "put the UD back into HUD" (Observer) Resources for the Future analyst: EPA […]

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Gulf oil spill seen in Washington as possibly fatal to the prospects for a climate deal … (Grist) … but that’s not stopping Sen. Kerry (D-MA) from touting his bill’s oil industry endorsements (E&E News) Lawmakers begin admitting that the next long-term federal transport bill will wait … and wait, and wait (JOC) U.S. DOT […]

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Federal transit regulators are investigating possible safety flaws in the foundations that are to hold up a major new rail extension in the D.C. area (WashPost) Republicans still seeking consensus for plan to direct unspent stimulus money to transportation (WSJ) Sen. Feinstein supports using unspent financial bailout money to seed a National Infrastructure Bank (CQ […]