Today’s Headlines

  • Parsing the status-quo message of state DOTs’ federal arm (Streetsblog NYC)
  • House Republicans insist they are abiding by a promised earmark moratorium after Oberstar raises questions (CPI Blog)
  • LaHood announces new rule aimed at preventing distracted driving by railroad operators (FRA Press)
  • Transport construction union launches new campaign to build support for long-term federal legislation (The Hill)
  • Ron Sims, No. 2 at HUD, talks up the Obama administration’s sustainable communities effort in Rhode Island (Prov Journal)
  • Conservative think tank questions White House press secretary’s Twitter plug for his local bike shop (Heritage Blog)
  • D.C.’s much-touted NextBus transit tracking program is proving unreliable (WaPo Blogs)

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