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TN Moving Stories: Record fine for AA, Rendell's moment, Hijack hoax

Feds propose record penalty of $25 million against American Airlines for maintenance lapses (WSJ)

Hijacking threat that grounded plane in SFO was bogus (SF Chronicle)

Will PA legislators listen to Gov. Rendell, and his call for taxes to support roads, bridges? Answers may come Monday. (

Are Houston's Transit Decisions Made Secretly?

(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF) Metro, the Metropolitan Transit Agency here released the results of an external review today. Metro has already been cleared of any wrong doing in the recent document shredding scandal, but the transit ...

Bison Jams, Old Faithful and Cars: How do you Ease Traffic in Nature?

(Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio) Yellowstone National Park may seem crowded with tourists in their cars, pick-ups and recreational vehicles. They fill the roads and destination parking lots, like Old Faithful. But park officials say the ...

Your Toll Dollars At Work

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Who runs transportation? In New York, it's the Port Authority, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the NY Thruway Authority, to name a few. The authorities are quasi-governmental organizations, funded by toll ...

Can Private Buses Replace Public Transit?

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) When I interviewed New York City Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith last week about public versus private transit, he had pretty clearly-thought out views on the matter:

"I think what you ...

The Party of Roads?

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) You won’t find a clearer policy statement than the domain name for NoTrain.com. The web site was created on behalf of Scott Walker, the republican gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin, who in a new campaign spot takes a stand against a proposed Madison-to-Milwaukee rail ...

TN Moving Stories: GM says "bet on us," White House fingerprints on IPO, nanotubes!

"GM to investors: You can bet on our team" (Detroit Free Press)

Obama Administration plays big role in share offering of General Motors (WSJ)

Former car czar Rattner says plunging $20B into GM "effective," worries about IPO market (CNN)

UK study shows predominantly white ...

New York Tops Foreign Policy Mag's Global City List

Photo: Union Square Subway Station via Foreign Policy Magazine

New York has the most influence beyond its borders of any global city, followed by London, Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. That's the conclusion of a panel ...

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 ...