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State vs County: Who Will Build Giant Ring Road Around Houston?

Grand Parkway Segment E

(Houston, TX -- Pat Hernandez and Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) A state-county debate over who will build a ring road around Houston is picking up steam and heading toward resolution ...

Bloomberg: GPS Devices Will Be Installed on All Plows

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Saying his pilot project installing GPS devices -- essentially low-cost walkie talkies-- on snowplows was a success, NYC Mayor Bloomberg says all plows will get them.

From today's Mayoral snow debrief: "One of the ...

More Than Getting from Here to There: Author Tony Hiss on the Passenger Experience

Many planners, architects, and urbanists keep a copy of The Experience of Place, Tony Hiss's classic meditation on how we react to our surroundings, close at hand. Transportation planners and designers may find themselves equally enthralled by Hiss' latest, In Motion: The Experience of Travel, which ...

NYC Doesn't Grind to a Halt in Storm

New Jersey Transit riders disembarking at Penn Station during Northeast Snowpocalypse 2.

(New York - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) Joyce and Bob Fliegel decided last night that the snowstorm would not keep ...

Changing The Way We Look at Left Turns

Superstreet (photo courtesy of Dr. Joe Hummer, NCSU)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) What kind of traffic design "results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries?"

According to a new study ...

TN Moving Stories: LA Retires Last Diesel Bus, Why Taxis Are Scarce in NYC at 5pm, and Snowstorm Disrupts Travel -- but Newark Is Prepared

"Giant amoeba-shaped" snowstorm blankets northeast, snarls flights, causes some transit disruptions. (New York Times)

Get your NYC winter storm travel advisories here.

Senator John Kerry warns that partisan fighting threatens US's global standing, urges colleagues to invest the hundreds of billions to repair the nation’s decaying ...

NYC Declares Weather Emergency: Don't Drive. Don't Get Stuck.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

11-01

Tuesday, January 11, 2010

WEATHER EMERGENCY DECLARATION

At the direction of the Mayor, the public is hereby advised that significant snowfall has been forecast for tonight.

  1. The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving during the duration of the storm and until ...

NYC MTA Chair: "If You Don't Need to Travel (In Blizzard), Don't"

MTA Chairman Jay Walder meets the press to talk blizzard.

(New York, NY -- Jim O'Grady, WNYC) MTA Chairman Jay ...

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 ...