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    • LaHood heading to Japan for face-to-face talks with Toyota execs over defective autos ... (LAT)
    • ... but not before getting lobbied by mag-lev train backers on a Pittsburgh visit (Trib-Review)
    • New York state officials and CSX hold a powwow with the feds to clear up controversy over high-speed rail's top speed (Dem-Chronicle, Buff. News)
    • Embattled Illinois commuter rail chief throws self in front of train (AP)
    • New study attributes uptick in nighttime road fatalities among teens to texting behind the wheel (Time)
    • Oberstar visits site of Gulf Coast oil spill (Star-Trib Blogs)
    • After federal rejection of tolls on I-80, Pennsylvania weighs its transport financing options (Land Line)
    • Dallas op-ed writer mulls his own lack of enthusiasm for daily transit use (Morn News Blogs)
    • New grassroots lobbying push in Seattle for $30m hike in annual bike-ped spending (S. Times)

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