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More Concerns Over Civil Rights in Bay Area Transportation

(San Francisco, CA - Casey Miner, KALW News) It was nearly a year ago that local transportation advocates filed a complaint against BART, alleging ...

TN Moving Stories: A Buick beats a BMW, returning rail money, Texas taxes for roads?

Big Three brands Lincoln-Mercury, Buick best European brands in consumer auto survey (Detroit Free Press)

In Wisconsin, GOP primary opponents agree that they'd halt high-speed rail. One candidate says he'd return federal money. (Milwaukee Public Radio)

New Haven-Springfield line gets $260 million in Connecticut; feds could add ...

Advocates for the Disabled File Transit Suit

(Brooklyn, NY- WNYC) Advocates for the disabled have now officially charged the NYC MTA with violating the Americans with Disability Act over its bus line cuts. The suit claims the transit agency has discriminated against those with disabilities ...

Columbia Study: Americans Have Little Idea How to Save Energy

(Andrea Bernstein-Transportation Nation) Quick! Which saves more energy: line-drying your clothes or setting your washer to cold water wash? Drinking from a can with new aluminum or a bottle with recycled glass? How much more energy ...

What's a Connection to the 'Chunnel' Worth?

Even before the election of David Cameron, the UK has been bracing the austerity measures it must undertake to save the nation's economy. One of the moves already made is to put Britain's only high-speed rail route -- ...

TN Moving Stories: Seat Belts, TSA Lifting Luggage, Texas high-speed

New train service could go from London to Frankfurt in four hours, in time for Olympics (Telegraph)

UK rail fares could go up 10 percent off inflation fear (Guardian)

Bus seat belt rule proposed by Obama administration‎ (Dallas Morning News)

Former TSA supervisor stole ...

Men, Not Taxis, Are Most Likely to Hit NYC Pedestrians

(New York, NY - Collin Campbell) Five years of data and 7,000 crash records are showing a rich picture of collisions between pedestrians and cars in New York City. They're at the lowest point in recorded history, the Bloomberg Administration says, and the analysis released today may inform policy decisions ...

Driving the Wrong Way? Houston Technology Will Find You

(Houston -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF) "Wrong way Driver Detected! Wrong Way Driver Detected." That's what Houston-area highway dispatchers hear when a motorist enters the Westpark Tollway going in the wrong direction, enabling patrols to quickly get to the ...

'Leandra's Law,' and Ignition Locks for all DUIs in New York

The crash was fit for a rallying cry. On October 11, 2009, Carmen Huertas was driving six children to her house for a slumber party. She had been drinking, and, one of the kids in the car said, ...

TN Moving Stories: Obama energy spending doubts, one cent for transit? Turkish flight attendants can't be fat

Dept of Energy not spending stimulus smartly, even as more money comes it way (The Hill)

Chicago Transit Authority averages one bus collision per day‎ (Chicago Tribune)

Why don't women run automakers? (Automotive News)

CA high-speed rail opponents on the Peninsula ready lawsuits, ballot ...

Autoline Daily Editor to WDET: Auto Industry Will Rock

(Detroit -- Jerome Vaughn, WDET). Detroit is buzzing about word of a leadership change at GM -- it's almost as big news as the Flint serial killer. The Editor of Autoline Daily John McElroy says GM's ...

The Highway Trust Fund: Big Wheel, Keep on Turning

Perpetual Motion by Norman Rockwell(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) Stephen B. Goddard, in his (very excellent) book Getting There, aptly compared the Highway Trust Fund to a perpetual motion machine. Devised in 1956 to ...

Boats, Inner Tubes Cause Jams in Montana

Photo: Bureau of Land Management

(Billings, MT -- Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio)
"When the temperature gets above 85 degrees everybody comes out." So says Tim Finger, of the Bureau of Land Management of river access ...

WSJ Finds Gas Mileage for Airlines. Will it Change Your Choice?

It's was a wonderful piece of reporting this week in the Middle Seat column of the Wall Street ...

5000 Fewer Riders Using Bay Bridge as Congestion Pricing Takes Hold

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(Oakland, CA -- Casey Miner, KALW) CalTrans raised tolls on the Bay Bridge July 1 during peak hours, from $4.00 to $6.00 -- and for carpools, to $2.50, from nothing. What happened?

Five thousand ...

San Francisco Breaks Ground on New Transbay Terminal

Only 25 percent of San Francisco Bay Area residents use mass transit -- but local planners are serious about trying to get that number up. As KALW reports, local political glitterati are getting behind a new bus terminal, which they one day hope will be a hub ...

TN Moving Stories: Doubts about JetBlue flight attendant, runaway UK tube train, Ford's new Mustang

Runaway London tube train goes four miles without driver‎ (BBC News)

Investigators begin to doubt JetBlue flight attendant's story of provocation (WSJ)

Holocaust ties come up in CA high-speed rail, may hurt French bidder (AP)

First look at overhauled Ford Mustang. Can good gas ...

If a Ticket-Happy Traffic Cam Doesn't Know What Time It Is ...

What better place than tech-savvy and traffic-choked San Francisco to work up a way to automatically ticket poorly-parked cars? Cameras mounted on MUNI buses capture vehicles ...

NYC: Eating More Important than Parking

Photo: Michael Drury


(
Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) New York City continues to give less space to cars, more to...um...other pursuits. Lower Manhattan's street grid is the only part of New ...

GM Profits Followed by Questions

GM announced its strongest quarter since 2004 this morning on a conference call. It was the automaker's big moment, to affirm a comeback from bankruptcy and a loss of almost $13 billion, on year ago. After analysts and reporters tried to pick apart those numbers, Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre ...