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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.

See the full slideshow ...

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 ...

Nissan Recalling Two Million Vehicles

(Jerome Vaughn, WDET—Detroit) Nissan is recalling more than two million vehicles worldwide for an issue that could lead to engines stalling. The recall affects more than a dozen models from the 2003 through 2006 model years, including selected Nissan Xterra ...

GM to Expand Production, Pay Back More of Bailout Money

(From WDET—Detroit, and Transportation Nation) General Motors will build a new small Cadillac at its Lansing Grand River plant. It will be built on the same platform as the Cadillac CTS, which was named Motor Trend’s car of ...

Lautenberg Launching ARC Tunnel Investigation

This press release just out from the office of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who is steaming mad about the cancellation of the ARC tunnel.

Here's the press release.

LAUTENBERG LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO CANCELLATION OF ARC TUNNEL PROJECT
NEWARK – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today ...

Billions for Rail Means an Election Opportunity

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $2.4 billion in federal grants for high-speed rail projects around the country. The bulk of the the money, ...

Boom Times for Amtrak Ridership

More people took an Amtrak train in the last year than ever before, bringing in record ticket sales for the national rail service. But it's feeling the competition from inexpensive inter-city bus companies like Bolt.

Amtrak's most popular line continues ...

In California, Big Differences on High Speed Rail in Governor's Race

(San Francisco – Casey Miner, KALW News) If Republicans sweep Congress as expected next week, it could put the brakes on nascent high-speed rail projects around the country. But what about in California, where planning for the project ...

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The 2010 Hess Toy Truck

Meet the 2010 Hess Toy Truck

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) It's a sure sign that the holiday shopping season has begun: the Hess Corporation has announced that the newest addition to its toy ...

TN Moving Stories: LA Subway Possibilities Unveiled, and Atlanta Takes Baby Steps To Coordinate Regional Transit

Possible routes for LA's Westside subway extension to be unveiled today, along with details of light rail connector. (Los Angeles Times)

Vote "O" for potholes: seven Bay Area counties will vote on whether to add fees to vehicle registration to pay for road repair (San Jose ...

TRANSCRIPT: Senator Lautenberg Reacts to Gov. Christie on ARC Tunnel

Here's the full statement from NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) on the decision to kill the ARC tunnel by NJ Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) earlier Wednesday.

We've also posted video of the full speech from Christie, and the reaction from Secretary of Transportation, Ray ...

VIDEO: Christie Speech Killing ARC Tunnel

Here's the video and full transcript of NJ Governor Chris Christie's speech announcing his decision to kill the ARC Tunnel for a second, and final, time.

(Part 1)