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Gov. Christie Formally Kills ARC

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) This morning Governor Christie released a memo entitled "Christie Administration Enforces Budget Discipline and Protects New Jersey Taxpayer Dollars--New Jersey Can’t Afford ARC Project and Shutdown Continues."

Here's the email, which you can also find on ...

TN Moving Stories: The Death of ARC, South Dakota Enforces 24/7 Sobriety for DWI Offenders, and Federal Employees' Commuting Tax Credit Is Set To Expire

ARC tunnel killed again. (WNYC)

South Dakota program aims to stop drunk driving by enforcing sobriety, 24/7. (The Takeaway)

NJ Transit launches "My Bus" program; passengers can now use text messages to find out when the next bus will arrive. (Jersey Journal)

NY's MTA ...

ARC Tunnel is Dead--Again UPDATED

UPDATED 10:25 p.m. EST

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) An official familiar with the project confirms that NJ Governor Chris Christie is terminating the largest infrastructure project currently underway in the United States.

Christie first announced his intention on October 7th ...

UPDATED: Palo Alto Says No to High Speed Rail

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The city of Palo Alto says they don't want a high speed rail station. It would cause too much traffic, cost too much to build parking lots, and would hurt regional airports according to the City ...

Obama's $2.5 Billion High Speed Rail Spending for Election Week

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Less than a week ahead of elections around the country, Congressmen are happily announcing money their states are getting for high speed rail. Official allocations will take place tomorrow. California is getting nearly a billion dollars, ...

Florida Republican Gov Candidate: Fed Government Should Pay 100 Percent of High Speed Rail Project

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) High speed rail has been a hot topic in Florida--and that state just won even more federal money ($800 million in non-stimulus DOT money added to $1.25 billion in stimulus) for a proposed line ...

TN Moving Stories: DC Metro Blogs Booming, MTA Restores Some Bus Service, and Paladino on the MTA

A cut too far: the NYC MTA restores some express bus service that it had cut earlier in the summer. (WNYC)

The DC Metro may be struggling, but blogs and twitter feeds about it are booming. (WAMU)

Excerpts from the New York Times' interview ...

New Fuel Efficiency Standards Announced for Trucks

(Washington, D.C.—Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Proposed new government fuel efficiency standards for three categories of trucks are out today. Federal agencies say the rules should boost fuel efficiency by 15 - 20 percent over the next eight years.

Officials say ...

High Speed Rail Money to Florida, New England

UPDATED: (Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation)

The US Department of Transportation announced allocations for high-speed rail today. Florida is getting $800 million more for a plan to connect Tampa and Orlando. That leaves the project $360 million short of ...

Another Day of Uncertainty for ARC

(New York — Matthew Schuerman, WNYC) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was half-expected to make his "final" final announcement on the fate of the Access to the Region's ...

Participate: Show Us Your Commute

One of our partners The Takeaway has opened a collaborative project to get people like you all across the country helping us really understand the American commute. You can send in snapshots and sounds of your ...

TN Moving Stories: Apple Renovates Transit Station, Body Scanners Now at JFK, and Latest On ARC Tunnel

ARC tunnel: still waiting on Gov. Christie's verdict (Star Ledger), which gives reporters time to wonder: has the U.S. lost its appetite for visionary infrastructure projects? (AP via the Lehigh Valley Express-Times)

Los Angeles Times architecture critic writes that the debate about ...

New ARC Estimates Embolden Christie

(New York -- Matthew Schuerman, WNYC) Governor Chris Christie is taking new federal estimates of the Hudson River train tunnel as confirmation the project’s way off budget.

“Secretary LaHood confirmed today what we knew two weeks ...

The Furner Problem: How Globalized Capital Complicates Privatization

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) – This week, in an online excerpt from his new book Griftopia, Rolling Stone muckraker Matt Taibbi offers a startling revelation: “There are now highways, airports, parking garages, toll roads—almost everything you can think of that isn’t nailed down and some things that are—for sale, ...

Feds Finally Release Their ARC Tunnel Estimates

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) When NJ Governor Chris Christie put the ARC Tunnel on hold last month, he alone made public his cost estimates -- overruns could go as high as $5 billion dollars. Federal officials said they hadn't completed their analysis, but disputed that Christie's numbers were accurate. Just ...

ARC's Second D-Day Arrives... Late?

(New York -- Matthew Schuerman, WNYC) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was expected to make his final decision on the Access to the Region's Core train tunnel under the Hudson River today, but it's increasingly unclear ...

In Maryland Governor's Race, Purple Reigns

(Washington, DC — David Schultz, WAMU) Some cities use letters or numbers to name their train lines; here in D.C., we use colors. Depending on where you're going, you take the Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line, Orange ...

Agriculture Secretary: We'll Boost Ethanol for Transpo Fuel

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) The Obama Administration is getting ready to boost the use of ethanol in transportation fuel.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday a new round of payments to ...

TN Moving Stories: Car Accidents Biggest Threat to Americans Abroad, ARC Decision May Be Delayed, and the Evils of the Subway Door Stander

Biggest threat to Americans abroad isn't terrorism -- it's "a lethal cocktail of killer roads, unsafe vehicles, dangerous driving and disoriented travelers." (USA Today)

Will Governor Christie hand down his ARC tunnel decision today--or think some more over the weekend? (AP via Star Ledger)

French president ...

Breaking: ARC Tunnel Cost $4 Billion Lower Than Thought

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The AP is reporting federal estimates for the ARC transit tunnel are considerably lower than those cited by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie when ...