Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT’s new "TIGER II" grant program is encouraging Texas state DOT officials to hope the second time is a charm when it comes to funding a fix for an aging rail intersection … (Star-Telegram)
  • … and Washington D.C. city officials to hope for new bike-share funding … (DC Biz Jrnl)
  • … and northwestern Tennessee officials to try again for their riverport proposal (NWTN Today)
  • New York state officials ink high-speed rail pact with CSX (Buff. News)
  • IBM CEO calls for a renewed focus on U.S. infrastructure policy (Chronicle)
  • The tale of transit taxes collected with no benefit for travelers in Birmingham, Alabama (B’ham News)
  • Adventure Cycling Association eyes Midwestern bicycle trail passing through Michigan (AP)
  • Officials in Connecticut, other New England states plan local meetings on commuter rail (MassLive.com)

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