Today’s Headlines

  • 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 (NYT)
  • Pennsylvania’s roads and transit both get a D from the American Society of Civil Engineers (Pitt. Biz Times)
  • N.C. governor, mayors lobbying for new dedicated state transportation fund (AP)
  • Proposed rail expansion sparks livability, NIMBY debates in Madison, Wisconsin (WI St. Jrnl)
  • About 45 millions don’t use their seat belts, says the U.S. DOT, with Wyoming faring worst on rates of regular use (AP)
  • Ohio cyclists lament plans for statewide roadway rumble strips (Plain Dealer)

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Three senators propose bill forcing BP to pay a higher share of the damages incurred by Gulf Coast oil spill (HuffPost) On-the-ground details from Ohio State University’s Moving Ahead transportation conference (Col. Gov. Examiner) An op-ed response to the Gulf spill: Keep drilling, stop driving, use oil wisely (Streetsblog SF) More spill fallout, as the […]

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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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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) Gas tax remains a bugaboo, but Dems are pursuing an oil liability fee in wake of Gulf oil […]

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Oberstar presses for use of a natural, Minnesota-made peat-based substance in oil spill cleanup (Star Trib Blogs) Next stop on LaHood’s transportation listening tour: Bismarck, North Dakota … (GF Herald) … while Jesse Jackson takes his campaign for more urban transit aid to Cleveland (Plain Dealer) Northeastern states call for in-depth federal study of rail […]

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New tax-extension bill on the House floor this week would fix transport-funding disparity decried by Oberstar — but the Illinois delegation remains opposed to the change (Herald Whig) Transit unions to run ads urging GOP senators’ support for Dem bill approving $2B in transit aid (WSJ) Washington D.C. city council initially scraps streetcar funding to […]

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DeFazio takes aim at Obama administration’s lack of progress on new long-term federal transport bill (Roll Call) As White House publishes final version of its auto fuel-efficiency standards, the clock starts ticking for industry lawsuits (Greenwire) Drum Major Institute’s Moroz calls for a stronger federal urban policy (Times-Union) Bay Area columnists take aim at proposed […]