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Long Tarmac Delays Way Down

(Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Just one unlucky plane-load of passengers got stranded on the tarmac for more than three hours in August, according to government figures released Tuesday. It was a United Airlines flight leaving San Juan on August 5.

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Star Ledger: Fed Official Said "Slam the (Expletive)" on ARC

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) We neglected to link to this excellent Star-Ledger report over the holiday weekend, but if you missed this fabulously detailed story of the behind-the-scenes to-and-fro between Ray LaHood and Chris Christie, ...

NYC Gov't Moving from Company Cars to Company Carshare, Joins Washington, Philadelphia

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a hopeful pilot program Tuesday to reduce the amount of cars, traffic and pollution caused by municipal employees. Three-hundred City workers will carshare 25 vehicles, mostly housed ...

Teens And Learning To Drive: Not Enough Practice, Not Enough Variation

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) How well are parents doing in terms of teaching their teenagers to drive? Not so great, according to a recent study.

"Teens have the highest crash rate of any group in the United States." And motor ...

TN Moving Stories: Combating "Range Anxiety," NJ Transit wants commercial development of Hoboken Terminal, and remembering "the bus station from hell"

NPR takes a look at the efforts in the U.S. to make electric vehicle charging stations more widely available -- thus combating "range anxiety." One place charging stations will be: big box store Best Buy. (Earth2Tech)

As wrecking crews tear down San Francisco's Transbay Terminal ("the ...

GRAPHIC: Americans Are Spending Less on Transportation

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The NY Times cooked up this handy graphic. Look at how the only category where Americans significantly scaled back spending this year is transportation.

What's causing the disproportionate transportation belt-tightening then? Well it ...

Obama, LaHood Join Mayors, Governors to Push Infrastructure at The White House

(Todd Zwillich, Washington, D.C.) President Obama renewed his pitch for a transportation infrastructure overhaul on Monday, touting new spending as a way to create jobs.

Obama framed crumbling infrastructure as an election year issue, contrasting traditionally bipartisan ...

Houston Suburb Looks at Becoming Less Car-Centric

(Wendy Siegle, KUHF - Houston) Suburban America has never been a place where public transit thrives. In suburbia, the car is king. But as communities look to the future they're finding residents want more options for getting ...

UPDATED: Video/Audio Remarks on Infrastructure from Obama, LaHood, Minetta, Skinner, Rendell, Villaraigosa

UPDATED here is additional audio from today's White House Infrastructure event:

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood calls for action.

Former Secretary of ...

TN Moving Stories: Obama's Infrastructure Push, Commercial Space Flight, SF Transit Ridership Down

President Barack Obama is convening cabinet members, governors, mayors and other leaders to drum up support infrastructure spending. He's expected to make the case that his $50 billion transportation bill will create jobs as well as roads, rails and airports. Our man in Washington, Todd Zwillich, ...

Labor Wakes Up on ARC Tunnel

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation)  Labor unions, oddly silent thus far in the ARC debate (even with 6,000 constrcution jobs at stake), are begining to get into the act.  Here's a statement issued today from the NJ ...

After LaHood Meeting, Christie To Take Another Look at Transit Tunnel

(Trenton, NJ -- Matthew Schuerman, WNYC) A day after canceling a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he'll take another look at it.

Christie promised a two-week review of ...

ARC Tunnel gets two week "reprieve"

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Secretary Ray LaHood left Trenton without speaking to reporters, but an hour later Chris Christie issued this statement:

"The fact that the ARC project is not financially viable and is expected to ...

Manhattan Borough President: Bike Lanes Misused 1,700 Times in Two Days

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) If you ride a bike in New York, you know that bike lanes are pretty much seen as suggestions, not rules. Now comes a report from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer that ...

GM To Recall 4000 Vehicles

(Detroit -- Jerome Vaughn, WDET) General Motors is recalling nearly four thousand vehicles in the U-S because of a power steering issue. The recall affects Cadillac SRX crossover vehicles from the 2010 model year with two-point-eight ...

TN Moving Stories: Emergency ARC Meeting in Trenton, and BRT Begins in NYC This Weekend

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff head to Trenton to meet with Governor Christie about the ARC tunnel. (WNYC)

Paul Krugman gets into the ARC fray with an op-ed calling Christie's decision "destructive and incredibly foolish." He continues: "We have become...a ...

Clipper card woes: when schools and buses don't mix

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(San Francisco – Casey Miner, KALW News) If you use public transportation to get around the Bay Area, the Clipper card can seem like a pretty great thing: load it up with money and it will ...

Christie's News Conference

Listen to NJ Governor Chris Christie's news conference here.

NJ U.S. Senator Menendez: A $600 Million Hole in The Ground

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez (D) has come out swinging against Gov. Chris Christie’s decision today to kill a planned transit tunnel across the Hudson River to New York City.

Menendez fired off a statement this afternoon accusing Christie of wasting taxpayers’ money ...

Christie says the ARC Tunnel is Dead. But Does the DOT Agree?

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) We reached out to the Department of Transportation for comment and received this response:

"Secretary LaHood and Governor Christie plan to meet tomorrow afternoon to discuss a path forward on the ARC tunnel project.”

Senator Frank ...