The White House walked back a proposal to tax people based on how many miles they drive. "This is not a bill supported by the administration," says a spokesperson. (The Hill)
More on San Francisco's congestion parking pricing. (Bay Citizen via New York Times)
Gas prices may fall a bit in the short term, but they will keep rising for years to come. (Planet Money/NPR)
The House passed a measure that would require the Interior Department to conduct four offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia. (Washington Post)
California high-speed rail planners revived a long-discarded route option that could save billions of dollars and eliminate a sweeping dogleg through Los Angeles County's high desert towns. (Los Angeles Times)
Ray LaHood calls for a multi-year FAA reauthorization bill in Politico.
A Guardian reporter writes: "Finding a non-daft looking cycle helmet is the holy grail for vain cyclists." Has she found it? Yes and no.
Arizona has created a “Don’t Tread on Me” license plate to raise money for the tea party movement. (Roll Call)
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In case you missed it on Transportation Nation:
--federal regulators unveiled new bus safety rules (link)
--DOT secretary Ray LaHood said an announcement about who gets Florida's high-speed rail money should come "next week" (link)
--New York City's subways are dirtier -- or are they? (link)
--a Maryland county gets closer to Bus Rapid Transit (link)