President Obama announced recently that $8 billion in Recovery Act grants are going to the development of America's first nationwide high-speed intercity rail service program.
The Teamsters and several safety groups and advocates opened a campaign on against the truck lobby's plans to put extra-large rigs on U.S. roads.
The problem started 30 years ago when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers who were protesting the very conditions that led to this debacle.
Transit workers and environmental activists rallied here in support of mass transit last Thursday, calling for increased funding, not cuts.
Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is refusing billions of dollars from the Obama administration for what Scott's critics say would be an economic boom for the state: a high speed rail project connecting Tampa and Orlando.
Civil liberties advocates, libertarians and some passengers are protesting new airport security screening procedures, while some are skeptical about the furor.