Today’s Headlines

  • Is the Obama administration really cutting New York’s transit security funding? Lawmakers say yes (AP), White House says no (AP)
  • Senate climate bill, backed by capital’s biggest transport reform group, could undermine existing clean-air rules (MoJo Blogs)
  • New York could soon see a new Goethals Bridge, built using a public-private partnership (Bloomberg)
  • Chicago Tribune edit board member asks why the nation needs new auto safety legislation
  • Trucking industry predicts 25% freight growth over the next decade (Fleet Owner)
  • As investigations begin into BP’s oil spill complicity, GOP lawmakers hold oil industry fundraiser (Think Progress)
  • Virginia state transport officials vow a long-term funding plan will materialize this year (Leesburg Today)
  • Illinois state DOT officials will no longer get the perk of free car rides (Pantagraph)

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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Senate climate bill, with its contentious transportation section, could be coming next week even without its chief GOP author (NatJo Blogs) Tele-work bill, which would let federal employees trim transport costs by working from home, fails unexpectedly in the House (WashPost Blogs) David Roberts asks: Is the answer to the nation’s transportation problem better cars, […]

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As tempers mount over BP’s massive Gulf oil spill, the case for giving ground on offshore drilling to secure passage of the Senate climate bill (TNR’s The Avenue) Philly area transit authority, a shareholder of BP, sues over its role in the spill (Bloomberg) Shortage of durable road paint could curtail the spring-summer repair season […]

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D.C. Metro crash casts a grim light on insufficient federal support for transit (Time) LaHood: Looming highway trust fund bankruptcy will leave states in crisis … (WSJ) … but the administration is proud of how quickly it’s allocated highway money (AP) Rep. John Mica (R-FL) talks up the need for infrastructure investment (PBS) DeFazio suggests […]

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Ford, Nissan, Tesla will get $25 billion in loans today from the Obama administration for retooling factories to produce electric cars (Detroit Free Press) Nine killed in Washington Metro crash, the system’s worst accident in history (NYT) Lawmakers trek to Pittsburgh to talk up high-speed rail possibilities (Business Times) Construction and highway lobbies backing Oberstar’s […]