Pass this bill: Why Congress must put people back to work rebuilding our country (U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog)
This week, the U.S. Senate will have the opportunity to vote on the transportation component of President Obama’s American Jobs Act. If Congress passes the president’s transportation plan, the United States will make an immediate investment in construction jobs upgrading 150,000 miles of road, laying or maintaining 4,000 miles of track and restoring 150 miles of runways. If they don’t, we won’t.
New California bullet train plan to be released tomorrow (San Francisco Business Times)
California’s bullet train architects will release an updated business plan tomorrow that they say “comprehensively addresses the future of this project.” The Nov. 1 publication starts a 60-day public comment period, which includes public meetings to be scheduled in November and December.
As use dwindles, calls grow for local control of Ontario Airport (Los Angeles Times)
After three decades of steady growth, L.A./Ontario International Airport lost a third of its 7.2 million annual passengers between 2007 and 2010. Can local control help shore up sagging revenue?