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Spirit Employees Probably Not In A Holiday Mood

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Spirit Airlines' computer system has crashed. A visit to their website this morning at 11:13am revealed this image:

According to CNN, the crash is creating long lines at airports, because the ...

TN Moving Stories: Transpo Contractors Investigated Over Minority Hires, DC Metro Shakeup Coming, and Monetizing Old Car Batteries

Arrive early and bring your patience: It's the biggest travel day of the year!

And it's snowing in the cities of Transportation Nation partners Minnesota Public Radio (Minneapolis) and Yellowstone Public Radio (Billings.) Could ...

Scanned or Patted Down? Share Your Airport Stories with The Takeaway

Traveling this holiday? Our partner, The Takeaway, wants your travel stories. From their website:

Have you gotten scanned or patted down?

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) volunteer demonstrates ...
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NY Deputy Mayor: Bike Share Isn't about More Bike Lanes, High Rises Could Pay for Transit, and Other Ideas...

Installing the First Avenue Bike Lane photo: Marianne McCune

(Andrea Bernstein) WNYC's Brian Lehrer asked his listeners today for suggestions to help New York City Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith raise money for ...

Lautenberg Enters the Secaucus 7 Fray

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg sent a letter to Governor Christie today. "The No. 7 Subway proposal...merits serious consideration," he writes, urging the governor to begin a dialogue about it with the various partners. Read it below.

Comments on Bike Share: Cost Effective? Safe?

Interesting web conversation going on at our sister site, WNYC.org on bike share. You'll see both the questions -- isn't it too expensive? What about the helmets? Will I really use it? and the listener-generated answers. Check ...

Janette Sadik-Khan on NYC's Proposed Bike Share Program

NYC transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan spoke with WNYC's Richard Hake this morning about the city's plans to operate a bike share program. (The RFP can be found here.) You can listen to the interview ...

TN Moving Stories: Christie Likes #7 Extension Idea, and London's Double Decker Bus Gets Revamped

NJ Governor Christie says extending the #7 subway across the Hudson is “a much better idea” than the ARC tunnel, but he hasn't yet spoken to Mayor Bloomberg about it. (AP via New York Times)

Traffic fatalities in NYC are at an all-time low, but pedestrians make up ...

New York City to Issue Bike Share Request for Proposals

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) New York City's Department of Transportation is about to issue a request for proposals for the largest bike-share program in the U.S., following Denver, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC -- all of which have installed ...

350 Tickets Per Day Protect NYC's Bus Rapid Transit Route

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Starting today, cameras are helping to police New York's bus rapid transit route. The Department of Transportation announced five cameras are watching out for drivers that illegally enter the bus lanes ...

One-Way Car Sharing to Airports Launches in NYC--Makes Practice More Like Bike Share or Taxi

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) New York has been slowly encouraging more and more car sharing, with re-zoning, reserving cars for city use, and promoting extra ...

Governor Rendell on Transportation's Future, and His Own

Governor Edward Rendell in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in November 2009. (TED VAN PELT/Creative Commons via Flickr)

To transportation watchers, Governor Edward Rendell of Pennsylvania is a familiar face—and an unmistakeable voice. His raspy enthusiasm for ...

TN Moving Stories: Subway Inspection Reports Faked, CT Wants More HSR Money, and Stay Out of the Bus Lane...Or Else

The MTA's Inspector General found that New York City Transit workers falsified track signal inspection reports. Subway riders are understandably jittery.

Surveillance cameras will begin monitoring motorists on Manhattan's east side bus lanes (Wall Street Journal); violators get mailed a $115 fine.

The Winding Path to Build an Unusual--and Expensive--Bike Lane

(Minneapolis -- Dan Olsen, MPR) An unusual, and expensive, bike trail through one of the most hectic areas of Minneapolis may not open this year. The Cedar Lake bike trail, just slightly more than one-mile long, is eagerly ...

NYC Health Commissioner: Urban Design is a Public Health Issue

(New York, NY -- Jim O'Grady, WNYC) New York City's Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, was the keynoter at the Transportation Alternatives Speeding Summit today, pledging a major new public health emphasis on urban design.

"After ...

NY Lawmakers Keep Up Pressure to Get NJ's ARC Money

New York lawmakers continue their push to collect the $3 billion in federal transportation money originally pledged to the now-canceled ARC tunnel project. Here's the letter requesting New Jersey's forgone funds sent to Transportation Secretary Ray ...

NYC MTA To Offer Audio Tours of Grand Central Terminal

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Now going to Grand Central is going to be a little bit more like going to the Met Museum. Beginning Tuesday, the NYC MTA will begin offering audio tours of Grand Central Terminal, put ...

NRG Energy Co. to Launch Privately-Funded EV Charging Network in Houston


Rapid charging station - gives full charge in around 30 minutes

Rapid charging station - gives full charge in around 30 minutes

(Houston - Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) Houston's ambition to become a model city ...

TN Moving Stories: LaHood Toys With Scrambling Technology, LA Mayor Says Homes Can Be EV Ready in 7 Days, and Good Week for American Auto Manufacturers

The Star Ledger is intrigued by the 7 train proposal. "Can this really work? At this stage, who knows? But let’s kick the tires and find out." Meanwhile, the New York Times looks at Flushing and Secaucus: "These two very different places might one day be ...

NYC To Raise On-Street Parking Fees

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) New York City's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will phase in on-street parking increases over the next six months. The move is part of the Mayor's so-called "budget-mod," an amendment to the existing budget to close ...