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How Far Will Governor Christie Go in Privatizing New Jersey?

New Jersey Turnpike Shield(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) – When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed the ARC rail tunnel project (again) last Wednesday, he took the time to knock down some ...

Experiment in New York with Private Replacement for Public Transit? Notsogood

A dollar van on Bushwick Avenue

A dollar van on Bushwick Avenue (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

When New York City eliminated dozens of bus routes this June -- the largest such cutbacks in more than a generation, ...

GM IPO Details Emerge

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) General Motors post-bailout, post-bankruptcy IPO is expected to raise between $8-$13 billion and transform the U.S. government's role from majority owner to minority shareholder. But the federal government would still be the largest owner.

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A Giant Moving Violation

Barry Bonds in 2007 (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Not even home run kings are above the law.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that former San Francisco Giants baseball ...

Transit and Transportation at Stake in Several Key Races

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) We've been closely watching the intersection of transportation and politics on this site. Here are a few races where transportation may affect the outcome, or where the outcome may affect transportation.

The race: Maryland Governor -- ...

TN Moving Stories: Fear of Public Transit, GM Goes Public, and Behold the First 3D-Printed Hybrid Car

Is fear of crime one of the factors keeping people from riding public transportation? A new study says yes--particularly for women. (Next American City)

The Infrastructurist says: the survival of American high-speed rail hinges upon today's vote.

Grist talks to

Jersey Barrier Art to Spruce up NYC

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The New York City Department of Transportation announced their Jersey Barrier Design Winners Monday.

Jersey barrier art by Jennifer Cecere, Jenny Hung, and Debra Hampton will adorn the ubiquitous ...

In Maryland, Vote for Governor is Vote Between Rail and Bus Rapid Transit Along Proposed "Purple Line"

(Matt Bush, WAMU) In the DC metro area transit has become a key issue for many voters in the Maryland governor's race. Specifically, candidate support or opposition for a proposed extension of DC ...

Minnesota Gov Candidates Agree: More Buses, No Gas Tax, But Disagree on How to Get It Done

(St. Paul, Minn --Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio) The candidates vying to replace Minnesota governor, and potential Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, appear to agree on major transportation issues: They all oppose a gas tax increase, they ...

Wariness about spending on transportation and infrastructure accompanies voters to the polls

Denver Poster on Fare Hikes

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) It's been a rough election season out there. Unless you've crawled into a cave for the last three months, you know the airwaves have been flooded ...

Bad Directions: A Cautionary Tale of GPS Misbehavior

Car navigator in action

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) – When the New York Times reported last month that Google was developing a car that could drive itself through traffic, Jon Kelly at the BBC wondered ...

Transpo History Buffs, Where is this?

Photo: New York Times

The New York Times has an incredibly cool article about an art installation in an abandoned -- or unfinished -- subway stop (photo above). The location of the stop ...

TN Moving Stories: What To Do With $47 Million of ARC Property, DC Metro Has A Record Weekend, And Remembering Pontiac

NJ Transit officials are wondering what to do with $47 million of North Bergen property, purchased for the ARC tunnel entrance. (Jersey Journal)

The Detroit Free Press cheers that state's recent high speed rail grant, but says they should have gotten more money. "The failure of ...

NY Gubernatorial Candidate Cuomo releases Green Agenda

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) -- Four days before election day, Democratic Candidate for NY Governor Andrew Cuomo released a green agenda. It's slighter than some of his other agenda books -- about half the size ...

Election Report: In Tampa Area, Independents and Republicans are Drawn to Transit Tax, BUT....

(Tampa, FL -- Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) It's hard to imagine, that in this year, in these times, there's a measure anywhere that asks voters to approve a new tax. But in the Tampa, Florida, area ...

Snapshots of the American Commute


Our partner The Takeaway asked for your snapshots and sounds from your daily commute. They got some striking photos, some cluttered traffic and a healthy dose of personality.

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Why has LaHood decided to argue his case after the ARC tunnel verdict was rendered?

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) In his blog today and in a full-throated op-ed in the Newark Star-Ledger, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gives a passionate eulogy to the ARC transit tunnel that was ...

Should the MTA Be Abolished?

Rarely seen empty subway in NYC
(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) On this morning's Brian Lehrer Show: their pre-election series 30 Issues in 30 Days tackles the issue of New ...

TN Moving Stories: MTA to Quiet Buses, Andrew Cuomo Likes His Muscle Cars, and the Airport Pat-Down Gets Personal

New York City's MTA to quiet 6,000 city buses with mufflers. (NY Daily News)

A survey says that most DC Metro workers see safety violations, but fail to report them because they feared retaliation--or indifference. (Washington Post)

Airport security measures to get...more personal: "moving from the ...