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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 ...

Houston Considers Cars, Phones and their Future

(Houston, TX - Melissa Galvez, KUHF News Lab) The diary of a distracted driver:

"Day 2. I consider myself to be a light phone user while ...

TN Moving Stories: Transit ridership up, but so are costs, Winnipeg votes yes to light rail but no to BRT

What a difference a year makes: Ford CEO's success is apparently getting him noticed in DC. (Detroit Free Press)

Yuma County's public transportation gets a financial shot in the arm, but it's still on life support. Legislators cite tension between short-term viability, long-term sustainability. (Yuma Sun)

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Firm Backs Off after LaHood Lashes Out on Texting Campaign

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) A Washington, DC, lobbying firm has nixed a campaign against federal distracted driving initiatives after Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

Obama Checks in on EV Battery Races

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) President Obama will visit an electric truck plant in Kansas City, Mo., tomorrow to tout clean-energy vehicles as a ...

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Ford sales in China are up 53 percent, a record. The Fiesta is a hit! (AP)

LaHood faces lobby against his push for stronger distracted driving laws. (Washington Post)

Vegas officials agree on high-speed rail plan. Now go to feds. (Las Vegas Sun)

LA's ...

Neighborhoods and Trucks Meet in Detroit

(Detroit, MI - Rob St. Mary, WDET) Trucks aren't allowed in residential neighborhoods in Detroit, but with the help of mobile phone texts and ...

TN Moving Stories: Airport connector envy in Tampa, parking garage love, and the post- (Crown) Victorian era

New York Magazine says the city's transportation future is not below the streets, but on it. All hail BRT!

High-speed rail in Florida: why does Orlando's airport get a ...

Will Blind People Drive in 2011?

(The Takeaway) Blind people and advocates for the blind liken it to walking on the moon: The National Federation of the Blind has joined forces with Virginia Tech to create a car that could ...

About to Hit the Roads? You'll Have Company

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Government data out this morning shows the unemployment rate dipped to 9.5, as private sector employment ticked up. But government hiring is down. Confused? The AAA is concluding there are enough straws to grasp to give you a good enough feeling to get in ...

Big Brooklyn Bridge Contractor Got "Marginal" Rating on Minority Hiring

(Kate Hinds, WNYC) One of the main reasons WNYC decided to monitor the renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge is that we thought following this $508-million project would provide a good test case for government transparency. We would publicly mull over questions like How does the city award contracts? Where will ...

Study: Off Hours Truck Deliveries Save Time, $$

(WNYC Newsroom). Trucks making deliveries after seven pm and before 6 am shaved an average of forty eight minutes on their routes. That's according to the results of a pilot program by the New York City Department of Transportation. City Transportation Comisssioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the off-hour delivers also ...

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New York: What do we need? Better, faster runways. Britain : What do we need? No more runways! Brits take first move to curb air travel: (NY Times)

Questions about DC Metro not put to rest, as train gets misrouted, bewildering riders. (Washington Post)

Brooklyn's Prospect ...

Bay Area Bridge Toll Congestion Pricing Arrives: Chaos Does Not Ensue

Tolbooth at the Bay Bridge. Photo by Casey Miner

(Casey Miner, KALW) After months of preparation and public service announcements, on Thursday morning Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority officially debuted congestion pricing on the Bay ...

Former President Clinton Gushes about BRT, Sustainable Transit

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation). His former Vice President, Al Gore, is known for going on about the environment, but I'm straining to remember when I ever heard Gore go on about transit. I can't ever remember hearing the current President, Barack Obama, (even as a candidate) talk about mass transit ...

Peer-review finding: California high speed rail projections unreliable

(Nathanael Johnson, KALW)

For months, watchdog groups and critics of the California high speed rail project have claimed that a study of projected ridership on the proposed super-train was wildly incorrect. The High Speed Rail Authority has acknowledged that one of its numbers was off by an order of magnitude, ...

Highways get a $3.7 billion boost in House bill

(Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation, Washington, DC) National transportation programs get a $3.7 billion dollar boost over last year in the House’s latest appropriation bill funding the Department of Transportation.

The increase includes new money for highway repairs and improvements, which have been in limbo with Congress unable to reach agreement ...

Virginia Loses Round in Transit Power Play; Metro Funding Deadline Met

(David Shultz, WAMU) DC Metro will meet its funding deadline this evening. Metro needed to finalize a funding agreement between DC, Maryland. and Viginia. by the end of the day or it would default on a billion dollar contract for new rail cars. Thelma Drake, the director of Virginia's Department ...