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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House transportation committee clashes over the speed of stimulus spending (USA Today) D.C. Metro crash sharpens focus on aging transit equipment (NYT) Dems go after senior GOPer Cantor on high-speed rail (Culpeper Exponent) Democratic lawmakers write to Obama to back up Wednesday’s transportation hearing (AP)

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The Texas Transportation Institute’s urban mobility hits the streets today — here’s a preview (AP) UPS steps up to do its part in reducing transpo-based emissions (Greenwire) High-speed rail headed for a bumpy ride in California (CSM) Wealthy oilman Pickens ends his flirtation with wind power to focus on not-so-green natural gas vehicles (NYT)

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Take that, George Will! LaHood hits Portland today to celebrate new streetcar production (Daily Journal of Commerce) Midwestern high-speed rail backers propose $11.5 billion plan for 220-mph service (AP, Transport Politic) Conservative columnist Michael Gerson: GOP climate ‘traitors’ did the admirable thing by supporting last week’s bill (Star-Trib) D.C. Metro trains to run manually for […]

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Obama administration shifts housing-policy focus to renting, not owning (Globe) Is federal stimulus money getting to NYC’s transit projects quickly enough? (GlobeSt.com) Texas GOP gubernatorial rivals face off over transportation (Morn News) Kansas puts off a $28m road project due to Washington’s uncertainty over funding (KC Biz Journal) Cyclists hold fundraiser for Oberstar (Bike Retailer […]

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Heads up to D.C. area readers: Today is the grand opening of the BikeStation, a new outpost for bike commuters and recreational riders (NPR) Shocker: When "cash for clunkers" evaporated, so did U.S. automakers’ sales gains (CNN) Transportation fatalities were down 10 percent in 2008, according to federal safety regulators (Prog. Railroading) A must-read for […]