Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Cashing Out: A bridge to Friday

- The Pittsburgh regional planning authority has released a short-term transportation plan that slashes spending on roads and bridges. Philadelphia’s counterpart did the same thing a few weeks ago. (PG) - It looks like the feds might want in on the gambling business. Bills are wending their way through Congress that would legalize Internet gambling. (Planet Money) - SEPTA is trying to get the feds to pick up part of the tab for implementing a new smart card fare collection system. (PlanPhilly)

Cashing Out: A bridge to Friday

  • The Pittsburgh regional planning authority has released a short-term transportation plan that slashes spending on roads and bridges. Philadelphia’s counterpart did the same thing a few weeks ago. (PG)
  • It looks like the feds might want in on the gambling business. Bills are wending their way through Congress that would legalize Internet gambling. (Planet Money)
  • SEPTA is trying to get the feds to pick up part of the tab for implementing a new smart card fare collection system. (PlanPhilly)

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