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Portland streetcar success has fueled interest elsewhere (USA Today)

Union members face potential buyer of GM plant set to be closed in Indiana (Indianapolis Star)

Baltimore Gas & Electric to create smart grid (and 250 jobs) (WAMU News)

Texas celebrates decision said to increase ...

Ford Recalls 463,000 Minivans in U.S.

(Detroit, MI - Jerome Vaughn, WDET) Ford is recalling more than half a million Windstar minivans for possible axle problems. The action affects vehicles in cold weather states.

The recall affects Ford Windstar minivans from the ...

Denver Finally Doesn't Have to Drive to the Airport (in 2016)

(Denver, CO - Nathan Heffel, Transportation Nation) With the wave of a yellow and ...

Moving Stories: Dreamliner delays, GM "timebomb," high-speed rail jobs

Boeing postpones Dreamliner delivery until 2011 (WSJ)

Washington Post: Pension "time bomb" is major obstacle for GM turnaround

UC Irvine report predicts high-speed rail line would create jobs and boost L.A.-Orange County economy (LA Times)

Speakers, petitions pack meeting against I-69 in Bloomington (

A Lively Night in the Fight Over Interstate 69

(Bloomfield, Indiana - Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) Tonight will be a big night for opponents of Interstate 69 in southern Indiana. The 20-year long local battle against the Canada-to-Mexico highway is reaching a climax. The state ...

Explainer: What is a heat restriction, anyway?

(San Francisco—Casey Miner, KALW News) It's been downright sweltering in the Bay Area over the past few days, and here at KALW News we’ve ...

Toyota Recalls 1.1 Million Corollas, Matrixes

(Detroit, MI - Jerome Vaughn, WDET) Toyota is recalling more than a million vehicles because of engines that could stall. The recall includes Toyota Matrix hatchbacks and Corolla sedans from the 2005 through 2008 model years.


Big Three Automakers Fight for Police Car Market

(Detroit, MI -- The Takeaway) Ford has been open about its plans to phase out the massively popular Crown Victoria line in 2011, but is inviting stiff competition from both Chrysler and General Motors, who are ...

Should There Be a Safer Way to Text and Drive?

(The Takeaway) Why isn't there a better way to text while driving? That’s a question that Joel Johnson, editor at large of asked in a recent column.

So far, he’s received over 500 responses to ...

Moving Stories: 17 Million Drive Drunk, Canada Warns on Freight Rail, AMR Contract Woes Continues

17 million motorists may have driven while drunk in last 12 months, NHTSA says (Bloomberg)

American Airlines mechanics, employees turn down contract offer by nearly 2-1 ratio. Management scratches head. (Dallas Morning News)

Canada warns that 41,000 freight cars may have faulty parts, pose risk to ...

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. ...