Update: The kittens, Arthur and August are being being put up for adoption at Animal Care of New York. They'll be ready to go to a new home in a couple of weeks.
Trains were stopped. The third rail was deactivated. Shuttle buses were scrambled. The police were called in. All because kittens were on the loose in the Church Avenue stop of the B and Q subway lines in Brooklyn on Thursday.
The DOT's new chief of staff, America's drop in driving, curbside buses, rural road funding and yes, also kittens. That's just part of what we've got in today's TN Links.
When the Republican candidates for NYC mayor gathered for a televised debate Wednesday night, they took three different stances on Mayor Mike Bloomberg's preference for pedestrians and plazas.
Bay Area launches bike share, and gets a solar EV charger and a report for how to stop sprawl along Calif. HSRail. Nissan is making a self-driving car, all carmakers are trying out tech to attract young buyers, and now there's a design for a wheel that uses mini shocks instead of air. All that and more in today's link roundup.
High school students can't put their phones down, even when crossing a dangerous street. A new study quantifies just how often kids walk while distracted by technology.
In today's transpo news roundup, we have lots of federal news. There's a safety crackdown on nationwide on Chinatown bus companies, Obama is considering resurrecting his auto loan program, and the DOT wants you to help it make a new strategic plan. Also, the biggest town in the U.S. without transit gets a bus route, the governor of Illinois sends a warning message to transit agencies and a vintage video. Enjoy.
Ford contemplates space robots, Cincinnati drops parking minimums, SF preps for bike share, and Google's stake in Uber sparks wild ideas for a driverless taxi future. Plus some vintage futurism, a streetcar study, and more in today's links.
Calif. high-speed rail legal update, Wichita's bus troubles, and the rise of diesel cars is coming. That's all in today's links along with a video of bike parking in Amsterdam, Amazon's impact on Seattle's downtown, and NYC's top transit advocate gets some love in the NYTimes.
Apple is buying up another transit routing company, Minn. leaders are balking at a light rail plan, Pittsburgh moves into real-time, and the UK gets nationwide bike share. All that and more in today's links.
Public transit agencies are safe from lawsuits that would threaten their abilities to tell passengers when trains and buses will arrive. Yes, that's right, there was a legal threat to providing basic information to riders.
Americans are fretting less over drunk drivers. The bus manufacturer where U.S Sec. of Transpo Foxx used to work is filing for bankruptcy. Kabul needs more traffic lights. Plus we have links on the science of the Hyperloop, airline regulations, a mobile transit ticketing success.
This week, Verizon became the last of the major cell phone carriers to ink a deal to deliver cell service to the NYC subway system. But that doesn't mean all the platforms will be buzzing with incoming calls.
Tesla Model S is so safe its rating is off the charts, youth radio weighs in on millennials and cars, and bike polo is booming. Who knew it was a century old sport. That, and more, in today's link roundup.
Our friends at WAMU report on a safety success story from Ocean City Maryland. The beach town has embraced a new mascot: a traffic safety-obsessed crab dressed as a lifeguard. He's very effective.
A slew of storm readiness news is back in the headlines, from NJ Transit's missteps to the smart call by Amtrak to allow tunnels to flood. There's also some research on lady cyclists, scrutiny of red light cameras in NJ, and a high speed portal to inspect high speed trains really fast. And, of course, more ...
Amtrak might have been able to avoid the flooding in at least one of its Hudson River tunnels during Sandy, but it is probably best that it didn't.
New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an investigation into New Jersey Transit's flawed hurricane preparations. The news comes in the wake of revelations that NJ Transit didn't follow its own admonition to move its trains to higher ground during Sandy.
A university gets in on the driverless car game (with video), James Fallows takes to the friendly skies in his own plane to hunt for the new American economy and Atlanta makes a big bike push. Also in today's links, a bike lane business study, Naval logistics and the Voyager 1 space shuttle.
Central Florida got its first peek at new SunRail passenger cars this week.