Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Villaraigosa to Hill: Transpo Cuts Would Deal a “Devastating Blow” (LAT)
  • Meanwhile, the Senate Rejects Draconian Cuts in the House Bill (Land Line)
  • FAA Partial Shutdown Looms Unless Congress Acts — Today (ABC)
  • Despite Scorching Heat Wave, Climate Bill Dead as Ever (Politico, Climate Central)
  • Where’s the Auto Bailout Money Going?  To Fight Fuel Standards, Apparently… (Politico)
  • A Look Back at Grand Plans for Gas Stations That Never Came to Pass (Atlantic)
  • June Heat Brings Lull in Capital Bikeshare Growth (City Paper)
  • The Lehigh Valley: A Bastion of “Dumb Growth?” (Patch)
  • Sec. LaHood Takes Your Questions (FastLane)
  • NY MTA Chairman Jay Walder Moves on to Greener Pastures — in Hong Kong (NYT)
  • wkgreen

    Interesting analysis of LA freeway closure from Timothy Egan in today’s online commentary from the NY Times: “As a nonevent, Carmageddon ranks with Y2K, the much feared global computer collapse at the millennium’s dawn. But as an urban epiphany, the weekend when Los Angeles became a small town was no small thing. It disproved some of the most worn-out clichés about the city, while offering students of urban behavior some tantalizing glimpses of a better future.”