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Survey: Texas Drivers Feeling Less Safe on the Roads, Want Ban on Cell Phones

(Houston -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) Texans feel less safe on the roads than they did five years ago, according to a study released by the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). Researchers asked drivers how they feel about traffic ...

November Auto Sales: Boy, 2010 Beats 2009

(Detroit -- Jerome Vaughn, WDET) Remember the auto bailout? The closing of the dealerships? The miasma of doubt and fear surrounding the future of the American auto manufacturer?

That was then, this is now. ...

TN Moving Stories: LA to Slash Bus Lines, and Toronto Councilors Tell Mayor Ford: Not So Fast--WE Have Final Say on Transit City

Los Angeles' MTA will eliminate nine bus lines and reduce service on several others next week. (Daily Breeze, LAist)

Toronto's councilors to Mayor Ford: not so fast--we have final say on Transit City plan. (Globe and Mail)

Did Houston voters violate the constitution by ...

Toronto's New Mayor: "The War on the Car is Over"

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) On his first day in office, in one of his first official actions, Toronto's new mayor declared "The war on the car is over."

Toronto has ...

MTA "Terror-Proofing" Bridges and Tunnels

Manhattan Bridge, New York City. Image: (CC) by Flickr user barry.pousman

(New York — Jim O’Grady, WNYC) The MTA is coming to the end of a $250 million project to “terror-proof” seven bridges ...

Deficit Commission: Raise the Gas Tax. And Soon.

(Washington, D.C. -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) The president's deficit commission is taking aim at the Highway Trust Fund in its quest to take a hatchet to federal spending and ...

Christie Hires Law Firm To Stop FTA From Collecting ARC Money

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) From the AP:

Governor Chris Christie plans to challenge the $271 million the federal government says New Jersey owes after canceling a rail tunnel.

Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says the administration is completing plans to ...

TN Moving Stories: LaHood Harshes On Street Sign Overhaul, NJ Reacts to FTA Bill, and Will the Volt's Rising Tide Lift Michigan High Tech Industry?

NJ politicians react to FTA's demand that the state repay $271 million in canceled ARC funds. One report says that Gov. Christie has lawyered up and plans to file a lawsuit to fight the bill; another says that the state congressional delegation may try talking to ...

First Lawsuits Filed Against TSA Patdowns

A TSA Agent using a full body X-Ray scanner. Image: Getty Images

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) It's official, the lawsuits are coming! A Colorado attorney has filed suit against the TSA, asking a Federal judge to order ...

Rebuilt Roosevelt Island Tram Aloft

Riders looking noirish aboard the new Roosevelt Island Tram


(New York -- Jim O’Grady, WNYC) Hundreds of Roosevelt Island residents showed up this morning ...

A Third of Highway Deaths Involve Drugs--Yes, 33 Percent!

(Washington, D.C. -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) As many as a third of all U.S. traffic fatalities involve drug users.

That’s the conclusion of a new analysis out today from the White House Office of Drug Control Policy ...

Bikes on Broadway

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) From Good: Broadway Bombing is a race that runs from the northernmost point of New York City's Broadway, all the way to its southern terminus. This bike (Vimeo user crihs) strapped a camera to his bike and completed the race in 38 minutes.

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NYC's Roosevelt Island Tram, After Repairs, To Be Airborne Again

Image: Roosevelt Island Operating Commission

(New York - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) The Roosevelt Island Tram will take to the skies above the East River this morning after shutting down for nine months of ...

TN Moving Stories: Copenhagen To Open Bike Superhighways, and the Return of the Roosevelt Island Tram

More on the FTA demanding repayment of $271 million in ARC Tunnel money from New Jersey Transit in the Wall Street Journal.

Construction company Schiavone, which has worked on the subway stations at Times Square and South Ferry, admitted that it defrauded government programs and evaded federal minority ...

Feds to NJ: We're Telling You AGAIN -- You Owe Us for Killing ARC Tunnel

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) The Federal Transit Administration has told New Jersey Transit -- for a second time -- that it's on the hook for more than $271 million after canceling a rail tunnel connecting the state with ...

Take That, Non-Levitating Bicycle Thieves

Enter into the creative process as a group attempts to build a prototype of a bike lock that secures your bike against a post -- then raises it up.

Yes, the video is entirely in German, but I think we can all agree that the desire to build a better ...

TN Moving Stories: Reconnecting What the BQE Severed, Mass Transit Expanding in L.A., and Looking Ahead to Intelligent Flight Paths

New York City ponders how to reconnect two neighborhoods that were severed years ago by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. (WNYC)

Second Avenue Sagas talks budget woes with the MTA's Jay Walder.

The Guardian is providing live updates from the U.N. climate change summit, which opens ...

Norm Mineta, Former Sec. of Transportation, "Roads and Highways" top Transpo Priority, Defends Earmarks, Questions Some Defense Spending

Norm Mineta in 2001. Image: Alex Plummer / FEMA

Norm Mineta served as Secretary of the Department of Transportation in both the Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations. Lately Mineta's been teaming up with Republicans and Democratic DOT ...

DC Metro Governance: What Does It Mean? (And Why Should I Care?)

(Washington, DC -- David Schultz, WAMU) I know, I know -- the makeup of a local transit authority's board of directors is not exactly the sexiest topic, especially not at a time when most people are thinking ...

Remainders: Traffic EVERYWHERE

It's the busiest traffic day of the year, whaddya expect? But if you're a glutton for punishment, you can check NYC traffic conditions via live cam here. Here's the CalTrans link, Houston is here. ...