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Christie: Cut the Popular to Fund the Necessary

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, one of the darlings of the Tea Party, had an interesting rhetorical trope in his speech today. He said he wouldn't call for un-funded tax ...

Throgs Neck Bridge Turns 50: Moses Celebrates (Then, Not Now)

Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge. Photographer unknown. (Courtesy of MTA Bridges and Tunnels Special Archive)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) New York City's Throgs Neck Bridge -- which the MTA calls "the ...

Watch Christie's State of State: 2 pm EST

NJ Governor Chris Christie addicts can watch his state the state live here, courtesy of our sister site, It's a Free Country. Here's the link to the text

NY Times: Bloomberg Flew From Bermuda Into Storm

Looks that way, anyway. While you were nervously in touch with your airline, a plane with Bloomberg's name on it (we speak metaphorically here) was taxi-ing out of Bermuda. (City Hall won't confirm or deny.)

Nice piece of ...

California Budget: On Balance, Not Bad for Transportation

(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal is devastating to many services across the state. But it would bring funding for transportation ...

Is Montana Prepared if Fed $$ Stream Dwindles?

Kalispell, Montana (photo by Katie Brady via Wikimedia Commons)

(Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) -- Montana Department of Transportation Director Jim Lynch says the state ...

The Mayor Who Mulches

(Photo courtesy of New York City Parks Department)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrate Mulchfest 2011 at Travers Park in Queens.

Potential High Speed Rail Corridors Rated: Northeast Tops List

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) A new report compares almost 8,000 potential high-speed rail corridors to find the best routes for future investment. The study estimates potential ridership for each, and suggests predicted passenger demand should ...

TN Moving Stories: NJ Gets Another ARC Repayment Extension, and Will NYC's MTA Preemptively Shut Down Some Subways During Blizzards?

Public-private partnerships are winning converts for transportation projects. (Marketplace)

New Jersey now has until January 18th to repay the federal government $271 million for the ARC Tunnel. (Star-Ledger)

Day one of the North American International Auto Show, wrapped up by a Detroit ...

Ford Plans To Add 7,000 Jobs To Its U.S. Workforce

(Detroit -- Jerome Vaughn, WDET) Ford Motor Company says it is adding 7,000 jobs to its workforce by the end of 2012. Ford President of the Americas Mark Fields made the announcement during the North American International Auto Show in ...

Jerry Brown Reveals Budget, And It's Ugly

(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) Governor Jerry Brown announced his budget proposal this morning, and it's a doozy: $12.5 billion in cuts to everything from MediCal to local redevelopment agencies. The press release is below, and you ...

Volt Wins Car of the Year in Detroit, Electric Focus Debuts in Las Vegas

(Photo: GM)

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The hybrid-electric Chevy Volt beat out its all-electric rival, the Nissan Leaf, and the other finalist the Hyundai Sonata to win 2011 ...

TN Moving Stories: NJ Transit's "Quiet Car" Program Spurs Not-So-Quiet Debate, and Has London "Misjudged Bike Demand?"

Bicyclists in Dubai (Danny McL/Flickr)

The Star-Ledger's editorial board is not loving New Jersey Governor Christie's transportation plan, which they describe as a short-sighted "money grab — all to protect his image on the gas tax."

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What do road builders think of the new Congress?

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) What do road builders think of the new Congress? Attendees of the sixth annual Texas Transportation Forum in Austin got an earful about that Wednesday from Brian Deery, the Senior Director of the Highway & Transportation Division of the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Faked Inspection Reports Put Straphangers in Danger, NYC Council Says

In November, the NYC MTA's Inspector General released a report showing that the vast majority of subway signal inspection reports were falsified. NYC transit chief Tom Prendergast says the agency still doesn't quite have a handle on the problem -- and the council says that's dangerous. WNYC has

NJ Transportation Plan Draws Fire; Some ARC Money Goes to Roads

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's announcement yesterday that he was putting forward a "responsible transportation capital plan," drew a quick torrent of criticism from transit advocates already stung by huge

Everything Moving in NYC, More or Less

A NYC plow on the move in Northern Manhattan. Photo: John Keefe

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) It's snowing pretty hard now, but still, the streets seem fine, and the subways seem to be working about as ...

A "Toxic Tour" of Houston's East End

House next to animal feed manufacturer in Old Town Harrisburg

(Houston -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF) While Houston has a number of sightseeing tours, most of them focus on the city's attractive destinations. But there is one tour ...

TN Moving Stories: Boxer rends garments over House rules: Scott casts doubt on FL High Speed Rail; NY Subway Signal Fraud May Be Vast; But Hey, You Can Ride You

A downtown Manhattan parking meter--whose rates ARE rising (Kate Hinds)

New Florida Governor Rick Scott's Administration releases a report prepared by a Libertarian group that says Florida's High Speed Rail might be too costly. (WESH-TV, Orlando) ...

NYC Tries GPS to Track Snowplows

A NYC plow working after the post-Christmas blizzard. AZI PAYBARAH/WNYC

[UPDATED WITH CITY HALL RESPONSE.]

(John Keefe, Transportation Nation) As meteorologists forecast more snow for New York City, City Hall plans to track where ...