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7:55 AM EDT on May 19, 2010

    • LaHood brings his anti-distracted driving campaign to the United Nations today (WaPo Blogs)
    • Lingering threat of ash clouds in Europe is giving a long-term boost to rail (Bloomberg)
    • AASHTO president chastises Obama administration for focusing on maintenance of existing roads rather than new lane capacity (Hatt. American)
    • Murray, the Senate's chief appropriator for the U.S. DOT, urges Obama to use Mexican president's visit to help resolve cross-border trucking dispute (The Trucker)
    • Conservative think tank attaches "gas tax" label to White House proposal for higher oil liability fees in wake of Gulf Coast spill (Heritage Blog)
    • The case against the federal government's transit benefit (GGW)
    • Grist's David Roberts makes the case for the Senate climate bill
    • Maryland kicks off its largest transport stimulus project, a $25m bridge replacement (O'Malley Press)

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