Today’s Headlines

  • 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 close budget gaps … (WaPo Blogs)
  • … before local advocacy efforts push most of the funding back on the table (GGW)
  • Oberstar talks about the ongoing Gulf oil spill crisis (MPR)
  • PA Gov. Rendell (D) to disband unit of state DOT that focused entirely on fulfilling auto-paperwork requests for state legislators (Inquirer)
  • Dem challenger accuses incumbent Gov. Perry (R-TX) of transport mismanagement (AP)
  • Seattle metro-area planners envision tolls on all local highways within 20 years (S. Times)

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Oberstar agrees to back Senate jobs bill after getting a written promise from Senate majority leader that $932 million in pre-earmarked transportation funding will be redistributed (Politico) Cost inflation and fears of higher ticket prices are already dogging California high-speed rail (LAT) Ohio River Bridges project, dubbed one of the nation’s "highways to nowhere," might […]

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The senior Republican on the Senate environment panel today criticized the House’s six-year transportation bill, lamenting that the measure "focus[es] very heavily on transit, bike paths, and sidewalks" and carves out a strong federal role in "decisions historically left to the state level." Inhofe’s concerns, raised at the latest in the environment committee’s series of […]