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Today’s Headline – 5/5/11

5 May 2011 | Posted by | 0 Comments |

Illinois will receive $186 million in rail funds — rejected by Florida Governor Rick Scott — for a 110 miles per hour corridor between Chicago and St. Louis. (Tribune)

The Senate will not vote this week on eliminating billions in oil industry tax breaks. (The Hill)

Republicans said they may drop demands to privatize Medicare in an effort to expedite a 2012 budget agreement. (WP)

Ridership on the T system in Boston surged 5 percent. (Globe)

Several Northern Virginia officials approached DC Mayor Vincent Gray about halting underground Metro service to Dulles Airport. (WP)

And, a major West Virginia paper editorialized on the necessity of a new transportation bill. (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)