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LA's Famed Freeway Murals May Become Graffiti, Vinyl

Courtesy: Ruth Wallach, USC Libraries

The misery of driving on LA's freeways is well known. At times, the traffic isn't even the worst part -- it's the smog, the scenery, the utter lack of anything else to look at, ...

NY Gets New Bridge

Photo: Daniel Tucker

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) The fanfare has been incessant -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did no less than FOUR live interviews this morning about it. Perhaps because it's been a ...

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Boeing now has more cancellations than new orders in 2010 for Dreamliner (AP)

Tribune puts out list of Chicago's 10 worst transportation blunders.

Cost will be highest hurdle for high-speed rail (Philly Inquirer, four part series)

State and local money done, Denver looks to ...

Disability Groups Suing NYC MTA Over Transit Cuts

(New York -- Ailsa Chang, WNYC) Anthony Trocchia used to go to Manhattan every weekend – to shop, go to the movies, people-watch in the park and visit his best friend in the East Village. But ...

Breaking Ground on the Post-Interstate Interstate

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) The highway megaproject, an animal still thriving in China and other developing countries, has become something of an endangered species here in ...

Over the river and through the towns: the fight over how to build California high-speed rail

(San Francisco—Casey Miner, KALW News) First things first: the California High-Speed Rail Authority didn't actually decide anything significant at its monthly meeting yesterday. The board voted unanimously to follow its staff's recommendations about two big sections of the ...

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California high-speed rail unveils "Berlin Wall" plan for Peninsula (SJ Mercury News)

LaHood defends Ohio rail plan, attacked by state's Republicans (AP)

Austin will put $90 million transportation bond on the November ballot, somehow without raising taxes (Austin American-Statesman)

Mexicana suspends ticket sales, awarded ...

Unpaving Paradise To Put Up A Park

Transportation Nation's own Andrea Bernstein guest-hosted today's Brian Lehrer Show. One of the segments talked about plans to demolish the Sheridan Expressway, reconnect local streets, and use the expressway's land for open green space and affordable housing. The plan is controversial -- especially with WNYC's listeners. ...

We Pledge Allegiance to the Bicycle

According to the Denver Post, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate David Maes has accused Denver mayor John Hickenlooper of "converting Denver into a United Nations community." Maes was referring to...Hickenlooper's support for Denver's bicycle sharing ...

TN Moving Stories: Taxi Hot Spots, Subway Commuting Excuses, and Let My Transit Data Go

Driver, follow that hot spot: a plan is in the works to bring Wi-Fi to NYC cabs (WNYC)

Subway made you late to work? The MTA will provide an excuse for you, online (WNYC)

Let my data go: a video plea for transportation agencies to end ...

Yellowstone's July Attendance Through the Roof...Er, the Big Sky

(Billings, MT -- Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio) Yellowstone National Park officials today announced July set a new record for visitation -- at more than 957-thousand people. That's the largest number to ever visit the park ...

Surprise! San Francisco gets its buses back

(San Francisco - Casey Miner, KALW) Most public transportation news isn't good news these days—shrinking budgets have led to service cuts and fare increases all over the country, and the San Francisco Bay Area is no exception. ...

LaHood: Light Rail Will Boost Motor City

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Detroit on Monday, just a couple days after President Barack Obama visited a car factory, drove a Volt, and otherwise touted the ...

Canvassing the Brooklyn Bridge

How is the Brooklyn Bridge spending its summer vacation? Being draped in canvas to prepare for being repainted.

Canvas being draped over the Brooklyn Bridge

You can see more pictures here.

(And yes, we did ask ...

The Whimper at the End of the Energy Debate

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) This is the way the summer ends: Not with a bang, but a whimper.

The U.S. Senate has hung ...

OMG! Ray LaHood is a Jeopardy Category

Sounds like a joke for transpo wonks, but it's not. "Ray LaHood's Transpo-Looza" was a Jeopardy category. It's the perfect marriage of geekdom and pop culture. Giving an answer like "What is Dulles?" gets you $800. ...

Texas Aims to Get State Wide Rail Back on Track

(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF) Last January, Texas, America’s second most populous state, failed to secure federal stimulus dollars for its high-speed rail plan. Why?

Because it didn’t have one.

It still doesn’t, by the ...

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Rendell starts statewide tour to get more transportation funding. (Philly Inquirer)

SF MUNI officials hope to restore 61% of service cuts (SF Chronicle)

Video of veiled women boarding plane sparks security review in Canada (CBC News)

I-69 fireball prompts questions in DC today over tanker ...

Delhi Drivers Take to Facebook

Delhi has quite the public buy-in for transportation. Some residents volunteer to monitor the subway to help enforce rules. Now, it's bringing its battle for traffic safety to Facebook.

According to this New York Times article, the Delhi Traffic Police (which have ...

TN Moving Stories: Conviction in JFK Airport bomb plot, and Do bike lanes train cars not to speed?

Two men were convicted of plotting to blow up jet fuel tanks at JFK Airport. (WNYC)

The highest paid DC Metro board member attends the least amount of meetings (WAMU). Meanwhile, one NPR employee on his morning commute snaps a pic of a rather