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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)

Feds Foil DC Metro Bomb Plot in Planning Phase

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Federal officials indicted a naturalized American citizen on charges that he was plotting a series of attacks on DC area Metro stations. He was arrested after meeting with men he thought were part of Al-Qaeda about ...

"This Decision Is Final:" Christie on ARC

(Matthew Schuerman, WNYC) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed a new train tunnel project under the Hudson River for a second time. "This decision is final," Christies said at a news conference Wednesday morning, adding that there ...

NY MTA to Increase Tolls

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Tolls are going up for New York's bridges and tunnels. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved on Wednesday increases expected to generate an extra $107 million per year.

The new rates will take effect on ...

LaHood's Reaction to ARC Cancellation: "I Am Extremely Disappointed."

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Transportation Secretary RayLaHood issued an unusually detailed response to NJ Governor Christie's official killing of the ARC tunnel--one in which he lays out his version of ...

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 ...