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Oberstar's Probable Replacement Speaks

John Mica, the ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, released a statement today:

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), the Republican leader of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following ...

Bike Lane Culture Wars Continue on Manhattan's Upper West Side

Columbus Avenue bike lane being installed earlier this summer (Kate Hinds)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) There were competing rallies two weeks ago over the Park Slope bike lane. Now, ...

Ousted Transpo Leader Oberstar to Speak Today

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) U.S. representative Jim Oberstar (D-MN), who was narrowly defeated yesterday by Republican Chip Cravaack, will speak today at 2pm Eastern time. This will be his first statement since losing the election.

Political ...

TN Moving Stories: London's Underground Grinds to a Halt, PATH Trains A Bargain Alternative, and The Boss of HopStop

The Transport Politic does election analysis, says that "for advocates of alternative transportation, (it was) a difficult election day."

London subway workers go on strike for the third time in as many months. (AP)

New York City's transit court will soon provide translation services via telephone. ...

Transit Tax ballot measure looses in Florida; House Transportation Chair Ousted

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Some preliminary results: The Hillsborough transit tax lost 3 to 2. Early this morning, House Transportation Chair Jim Oberstar narrowly lost to Republican Chip Cravaack. High speed rail opponents Scott Walker (Wisconsin) and John Kasich (Ohio) won, and Rick Scott (Florida) is ahead, though that race ...

Hope turns to Nope, No Dope

That's tonight's headline. Complete wrap-up on how transpo measures failed tomorrow on TN -- AB

Come livechat the results with us

I'm part of the WNYC chat team watching the results. Come join our chat here. -- Andrea Bernstein, TN

How Far Will Governor Christie Go in Privatizing New Jersey?

New Jersey Turnpike Shield(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) – When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed the ARC rail tunnel project (again) last Wednesday, he took the time to knock down some ...

Experiment in New York with Private Replacement for Public Transit? Notsogood

A dollar van on Bushwick Avenue

A dollar van on Bushwick Avenue (Photo by Stephen Nessen)

When New York City eliminated dozens of bus routes this June -- the largest such cutbacks in more than a generation, ...

GM IPO Details Emerge

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) General Motors post-bailout, post-bankruptcy IPO is expected to raise between $8-$13 billion and transform the U.S. government's role from majority owner to minority shareholder. But the federal government would still be the largest owner.


A Giant Moving Violation

Barry Bonds in 2007 (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Not even home run kings are above the law.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that former San Francisco Giants baseball ...

Transit and Transportation at Stake in Several Key Races

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) We've been closely watching the intersection of transportation and politics on this site. Here are a few races where transportation may affect the outcome, or where the outcome may affect transportation.

The race: Maryland Governor -- ...

TN Moving Stories: Fear of Public Transit, GM Goes Public, and Behold the First 3D-Printed Hybrid Car

Is fear of crime one of the factors keeping people from riding public transportation? A new study says yes--particularly for women. (Next American City)

The Infrastructurist says: the survival of American high-speed rail hinges upon today's vote.

Grist talks to

Jersey Barrier Art to Spruce up NYC

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The New York City Department of Transportation announced their Jersey Barrier Design Winners Monday.

Jersey barrier art by Jennifer Cecere, Jenny Hung, and Debra Hampton will adorn the ubiquitous ...

In Maryland, Vote for Governor is Vote Between Rail and Bus Rapid Transit Along Proposed "Purple Line"

(Matt Bush, WAMU) In the DC metro area transit has become a key issue for many voters in the Maryland governor's race. Specifically, candidate support or opposition for a proposed extension of DC ...

Minnesota Gov Candidates Agree: More Buses, No Gas Tax, But Disagree on How to Get It Done

(St. Paul, Minn --Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio) The candidates vying to replace Minnesota governor, and potential Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, appear to agree on major transportation issues: They all oppose a gas tax increase, they ...

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 ...