Today’s Headlines

  • Obama Touches Briefly on Infrastructure in Combative Campaign Season Speech (NYT, TPM)
  • 33,000 People Died on American Roads in 2009, and That’s Considered a Success (AP)
  • Ex-Cop Who Drove Drunk, Killed Vionique Valnord Pleads Guilty, Gets 3 Months (CBS2, News, NYT)
  • Why’s the 2nd Ave Subway Over Budget? Utility Work and Contracting Problems (NYT)
  • New York One of the Only States in the Union to Hook Legislators Up With Free Cars (Gannett)
  • MTA’s Service Change Posters Are Getting a Total Makeover (2nd Ave Sagas, News, NYT)
  • Where the Protected Lane Ends, 8th Ave Turns Into a Cyclist’s Nightmare (Guardrail)
  • Mark Your Calendar: Statewide Conference on New York’s Transpo Crisis, Albany, Sept. 21 (MTR)
  • Housing Wouldn’t Cost So Much If Density Weren’t Illegal (Yglesias)
  • Take It From a Real Estate Exec: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Move to the Suburbs” (Warburg)
  • Now on Broadway: Valet Bike Parking! (Gothamist)

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