Today’s Headlines

  • You may have seen the disturbing Guatemala City sinkhole — but how did it happen? A look at the street engineering behind the scare (ABC)
  • Lawmakers offer bills providing subsidies, incentives for electric car expansion (Det. News)
  • Vermont becomes latest state to criminalize texting and cell phone use by drivers (AP)
  • Caterpillar boosts its rail business with $820m acquisition (Bloomberg)
  • Alabama governor launches new efficiency initiative for state’s auto industry (AP)
  • Michigan officials plot a coming push for high-speed rail funding (Press & Guide)
  • Rhode Island lawmakers approve study of future transition to vehicle mileage tax (ABC6.com)
  • A look at South Africa’s infrastructure preparations for this month’s World Cup (VOA)

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(Graphic: Fast Company) The U.S. electric grid is going to need a makeover if electric cars ever take off (above graphic and full story at Fast Company) LaHood to visit MIT today to talk high-tech distracted driving solutions (AP) Americans who learn to love Amtrak, warts and all (WashPost) A look at the private-sector companies […]

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Philly’s biggest newspaper urges LaHood to approve the state’s bid to toll I-80 (Inquirer) A profile of Detroit’s nascent urban farming effort (Free Press) Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson (D) to hold state "transportation summit" this month (AP) Houston mayor says Obama administration is pushing her to get the local transit authority’s act together to ensure […]

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D.C. Metro crash becomes a factor in the debate over a new federal transportation bill (The Hill) Oberstar’s $450 billion proposal includes strong provisions for monitoring drug and alcohol abuse by truckers (The Trucker) Fellow Floridian lawmakers lobby Rep. John Mica (R) on increasing the state’s gas tax reimbursement (McClatchy) Congressional audit concurs with transportation-finance […]

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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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A must-read from Harold Meyerson: How the power of states’ rights, on infrastructure and other issues, threatens economic recovery (Prospect) More coverage of the transport news from yesterday’s White House jobs summit (Reuters, Bloomberg, Free Press) NYC health department releases new numbers that prove the connection between transportation reform and health reform (Streetsblog NY) High-speed […]

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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 […]