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New York: A Scooter Perspective

(New York, NY - Jim Colgan, WNYC) If you think you’re seeing more people on scooters this summer, you’re probably right. The number of two-wheeled vehicles registered in New York State continues to increase each year at a higher rate than in most other big states. That's according to the ...

Northern Va. Drivers In For Long, Hard Slog After Army's Realignment

(Washington, DC - David Schultz, WAMU News) Next year, the Army will relocate hundreds of thousands of its employees as a part of its Base ...

Moving Stories: 42 killed in Chinese plane crash; LA mayor: give bikes 3 feet; Twin Cities two-tier bus system

Survivor of Chinese plane crash describes descent, malfunctioning exits on Embraer (LA Times)

Poor Visibility may have caused Alaska crash that killed former Sen. Stevens (WSJ)

China ...

Repairs following LIRR fire could take days

NEW YORK (AP) - It could be days before trains are running at full service after a fire that forced passengers on the nation's largest commuter railroad to struggle for a second day with limited service into and ...

Northeast Corridor Service Snarled; Second Time in Two Weeks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Amtrak says service is suspended between New York City and Philadelphia because of low voltage problems that are also affecting regional commuter rail lines. Trains between Baltimore and Washington also are stopped.
The ...

Moving Stories: Biden backs autoworkers, Texas traffic fatalities drop, Rendell: raise taxes, fees

Biden tells Ohio auto workers industry will thrive‎ (AP)

Texas traffic fatalities down 11 percent in 2009‎ (Houston Chronicle)

One effort to halt CA high-speed rail over environmental, ridership concerns fails (San Mateo Daily News)

Rendell watch: Raise motor vehicle fees, tax oil profits ...

Engineering Firm to Pay $52.4M in Bridge Collapse

(St. Paul, Minn. - MPR News) More than 100 victims and their family members have reached a settlement agreement with an engineering contractor over the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in 2007. MPR News is

Moving Stories: Ford Doesn't Fear GM IPO, Pennsylvania Begins Debate, FAA: Rockets for Everyone?

Ford Chairman says GM IPO won't affect who buys his company's stock (Detroit News)

Facing budget gaps, cities sell parking, airports, zoo (WSJ)

Pennsylvania legislators to consider hike in transit funding (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial board: transit the only way we ...

Your Homework This Weekend

It will be one of the biggest global "initial" public offerings ever. Something so exciting for the bankers and execs who worked on it that they ...

Last Pieces of I-35W Bridge Moved

Cars are seen August 4, 2007 in the twisted wreckage of the collapsed I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Some debris still sits in a park just beond the dark bridge above. An agreement was reached today to move it. ...

What Happens When Seats Disappear in Houston?

(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF) Commuting by light rail can be tough for travelers with baggage. Bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs, and other large items aren't usually popular in confined spaces. In Houston, the Metropolitan Transit Authority ...

Major Brooklyn Artery To Be Narrowed for Arena Construction

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) In New York City this week, Brooklyn residents have been getting a mailer from Forest City Ratner, the developer of the new Nets stadium and mega-building complex near what's called the ...

TN Moving Stories: Record fine for AA, Rendell's moment, Hijack hoax

Feds propose record penalty of $25 million against American Airlines for maintenance lapses (WSJ)

Hijacking threat that grounded plane in SFO was bogus (SF Chronicle)

Will PA legislators listen to Gov. Rendell, and his call for taxes to support roads, bridges? Answers may come Monday. (

Are Houston's Transit Decisions Made Secretly?

(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF) Metro, the Metropolitan Transit Agency here released the results of an external review today. Metro has already been cleared of any wrong doing in the recent document shredding scandal, but the transit ...

Bison Jams, Old Faithful and Cars: How do you Ease Traffic in Nature?

(Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio) Yellowstone National Park may seem crowded with tourists in their cars, pick-ups and recreational vehicles. They fill the roads and destination parking lots, like Old Faithful. But park officials say the ...

Your Toll Dollars At Work

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Who runs transportation? In New York, it's the Port Authority, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the NY Thruway Authority, to name a few. The authorities are quasi-governmental organizations, funded by toll ...

Can Private Buses Replace Public Transit?

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) When I interviewed New York City Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith last week about public versus private transit, he had pretty clearly-thought out views on the matter:

"I think what you ...

The Party of Roads?

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) You won’t find a clearer policy statement than the domain name for NoTrain.com. The web site was created on behalf of Scott Walker, the republican gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin, who in a new campaign spot takes a stand against a proposed Madison-to-Milwaukee rail ...

TN Moving Stories: GM says "bet on us," White House fingerprints on IPO, nanotubes!

"GM to investors: You can bet on our team" (Detroit Free Press)

Obama Administration plays big role in share offering of General Motors (WSJ)

Former car czar Rattner says plunging $20B into GM "effective," worries about IPO market (CNN)

UK study shows predominantly white ...

New York Tops Foreign Policy Mag's Global City List

Photo: Union Square Subway Station via Foreign Policy Magazine

New York has the most influence beyond its borders of any global city, followed by London, Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. That's the conclusion of a panel ...