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Airlines Face Pressure to Disclose Fees

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich) Do you know exactly how much an airplane ticket is costing you?

The answer for millions of travelers is, ‘probably not,’ ...

What happens when you teardown an urban highway?

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) There's a proposal in New York to tear down the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, and another to get rid of the southern tip of FDR drive. The idea of ripping down ...

New York Gets Its First Public EV Charging Station

(WNYC, New York) Own an electric car? Thinking about buying one? Until now, you've been, um, running on empty if you're stuck in New York City with a low battery.

But starting today, California ...

You can Learn a Lot from a Dummy in a Museum

Vince and Larry, who tirelessly promoted seat belt use in the '80s and '90s will now live forever, as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American ...

A Bridge Floats Down the Hudson

flickr user: Pro-Zak (by-nc)

(New York, NY - Collin Campbell, Transportation Nation) A 350-foot bridge floated into New York harbor under the cover of night this morning. It’s the replacement span for the Willis Avenue ...

TN Moving Stories: NYC MTA fares up, FL motorcycle deaths down, and a bridge floats up a river

New York's MTA is planning to cut back on its bulk discount metro cards, which is especially bad news for passengers who buy monthly passes (WNYC). Meanwhile, above ground, the replacement span for the Willis Avenue Bridge is floating into New York Harbor and will be ...

Some Detroit Truckers say Financial Pressures Push them to Neighborhood Streets

(WDET, Detroit) Detroit's public radio station wraps up its series on trucks in residential neighborhoods talking to some truckers who say they can't afford NOT to stray from established routes. Also in the series: ...

Transportation Spending is Target of Waste Watchdogs

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) The enemies of pork barrel spending are taking aim at the latest transportation funding bill. That’s despite the fact that earmarks in the bill are lower than ever.

Spending watchdog

TN Moving Stories: Unpaving paradise, ice cream trucks come to one CT town, and should Chicago embrace congestion pricing?

Will they unpave paradise and put up a park? Plans to remove the Bronx's Sheridan Expressway gain momentum. (New York Times)

American Airlines wants to coordinate its trans-Atlantic flights with two European carriers. The plan has been approved by U.S. regulators; Europeans are mulling it over. (

St. Paul is Next on High-Tech Bus Bandwagon

More federal money helps get "transit signal priority" and countdown clocks for bus riders. The former lets drivers running late on their route make a red light change or holds a green light longer, thanks to $1.2 million ...

Audio Diary of a Distracted Driver

(Houston, Texas - Melissa Galvez, KUHF) Houstonians live in a largely-lawless world when it comes to using a phone and driving. The federal push and coverage of distracted driving's dangers has yet to change the mind ...

TN Moving Stories

Rusty signs and heedless drivers at 50 of Chicago's most dangerous rail crossings. (Chicago Tribune)

Texas gubernatorial candidates asked to lay out transportation plans. (Dallas Morning News)

Legally blind blogger working to improve pedestrian safety around DC (Wash Post).

NY Times drives ...

California High Speed Rail Authority opts to ignore ridership problems

(Nathanael Johnson, KALW, San Francisco) The California High Speed Rail Authority met Thursday to review the findings of an analysis on ridership projections for the $40 billion Los Angeles-San Francisco high speed rail. But despite serious questions about whether ridership and revenues will meet goals, the members of the authority ...

A Life Refining, Mining and Drilling into the Earth

Refineries, open-pit mines, and mining camps can seem like remote locations. Unless they are your father's photographic obsessions. Over at the WNYC culture page, writer Carolina Miranda muses on her engineer father's five decades of ...

Spotting a BlackBerry from 20 feet Away: Notes on Texting Ban Enforcement

(Houston, TX - Melissa Galvez, KUHF News Lab) For most drivers in Texas, it is legal to both talk on a cell phone and text while driving — except in school zones and certain cities. There ...

TN Moving Stories

Five flights had tarmac delays of more than three hours in May, the first full month with new, steep federal fines. (USA Today)

California high-speed rail planners defend ridership estimates, as critics tell them to "do it right." (LA Times)

Duck boats high-and-dry nationwide after Philly ...

California Wakes up to Fallout From Transit Shooting Verdict

(The Takeaway) California jurors have found transit police officer Johannes Mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant. Mehserle, a BART cop, shot and killed Grant, an unarmed train passenger, early ...

Breaking News

Former BART police officer faces five to 14 years in prison in the shooting death of unarmed man on New Year's Day 2009: KALW News, Southern California Public Radio.

Looting in LA, Oakland, but outcry mostly peaceful: KALW News, Oakland Local.

Charlotte, NYC, Boston Bike Share big winners in new federal grant program

PowerPoint - 34th Street Transitway(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) UPDATED POST Charlotte is getting $24 million for a streetcar, New York City has half the funding in hand -- $18 ...

New Rail Cars In DC? Not If They're Made In Japan

(Washington, DC - David Schultz, WAMU News) Metro, the D.C. area's embattled transit agency, needs new rail cars. Bad.

A third of its fleet of more than 1,100 cars have been in use since Metro ...