House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Thursday, August 12, 2010
One year after losing almost $13 billion and going bankrupt, GM reports $1.3 billion in profit (WSJ)
Early probe results show no cause for sticking gas pedals; Toyota lawsuits to be a challenge (Detroit Free Press)
Pelosi, LaHood attend high-speed rail groundbreaking in San Francisco, (SF Chronicle)
NTSB urges Coast Guard to fight distracted boating, especially among its officers (USA Today)
CA budget impasse threatens $3 billion in transportation projects, DOT warns (SF Chronicle)
How do you spell "school" outside such a building in North Carolina? PIC (Yahoo)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is defending a transportation project in her home district, saying it would help spur the renewable energy industry in the U.S.
Pelosi put the $500,000 earmark in an upcoming transportation spending bill, saying the money would fund two solar-powered ferries from San Francisco to Berkeley, across the Bay.
The project fell under criticism Tuesday from Citizens Against Government Waste, an anti-earmarking group in Washington. "In this instance, going green wastes the taxpayers' greenbacks,"
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) The enemies of pork barrel spending are taking aim at the latest transportation funding bill. That’s despite the fact that earmarks in the bill are lower than ever.
Spending watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste says the Fiscal 2011 appropriations bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development is carrying 459 pet projects as it makes its way to the House floor later this summer.
Those earmarks, including $500,000 for a solar-powered Berkeley, Calif., ferry service championed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,