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Guilty Plea in Drunk Driving Case that Inspired New Law

This just in from the Manhattan D.A. :

DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE ANNOUNCES GUILTY PLEA OF CARMEN HUERTAS IN FATAL DRUNK DRIVING INCIDENT

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty plea of CARMEN ...

Technology Is Key to Curb Deaths on Minnesota's Roadways

This is Minnesota's most crash-prone stretch of freeway, a half-mile, westbound portion of Interstate 94 on the south side of downtown Minneapolis. Cars from multiple lanes and another freeway mix and merge where the ...

There Will Be Change: Spill Expected to Alter Deepwater Drilling Operations in the Gulf

Oil rig in Gulf of Mexico(Houston, TX - Wendy Siegle, KUHF News Lab) Now that we're no longer fixated on what arcane technique BP will use next to end the flow of oil into the gulf, attention is ...

TN Moving Stories: Fuzzy Dice not necessarily distracting, but anti-Mosque ads on city buses probably will be

Mosque controversy coming soon to a bus near you: NYC's MTA approves ads opposing the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero (New York Times)

Portugal gives itself a clean energy makeover--but is it sustainable? (New York Times)

CT State Supreme Court rules on vehicle ornaments, ...

LA's Famed Freeway Murals May Become Graffiti, Vinyl

Courtesy: Ruth Wallach, USC Libraries

The misery of driving on LA's freeways is well known. At times, the traffic isn't even the worst part -- it's the smog, the scenery, the utter lack of anything else to look at, ...

NY Gets New Bridge

Photo: Daniel Tucker

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) The fanfare has been incessant -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did no less than FOUR live interviews this morning about it. Perhaps because it's been a ...

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Boeing now has more cancellations than new orders in 2010 for Dreamliner (AP)

Tribune puts out list of Chicago's 10 worst transportation blunders.

Cost will be highest hurdle for high-speed rail (Philly Inquirer, four part series)

State and local money done, Denver looks to ...

Disability Groups Suing NYC MTA Over Transit Cuts

(New York -- Ailsa Chang, WNYC) Anthony Trocchia used to go to Manhattan every weekend – to shop, go to the movies, people-watch in the park and visit his best friend in the East Village. But ...

Breaking Ground on the Post-Interstate Interstate

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) The highway megaproject, an animal still thriving in China and other developing countries, has become something of an endangered species here in ...

Over the river and through the towns: the fight over how to build California high-speed rail

(San Francisco—Casey Miner, KALW News) First things first: the California High-Speed Rail Authority didn't actually decide anything significant at its monthly meeting yesterday. The board voted unanimously to follow its staff's recommendations about two big sections of the ...

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California high-speed rail unveils "Berlin Wall" plan for Peninsula (SJ Mercury News)

LaHood defends Ohio rail plan, attacked by state's Republicans (AP)

Austin will put $90 million transportation bond on the November ballot, somehow without raising taxes (Austin American-Statesman)

Mexicana suspends ticket sales, awarded ...

Unpaving Paradise To Put Up A Park

Transportation Nation's own Andrea Bernstein guest-hosted today's Brian Lehrer Show. One of the segments talked about plans to demolish the Sheridan Expressway, reconnect local streets, and use the expressway's land for open green space and affordable housing. The plan is controversial -- especially with WNYC's listeners. ...

We Pledge Allegiance to the Bicycle

According to the Denver Post, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate David Maes has accused Denver mayor John Hickenlooper of "converting Denver into a United Nations community." Maes was referring to...Hickenlooper's support for Denver's bicycle sharing ...

TN Moving Stories: Taxi Hot Spots, Subway Commuting Excuses, and Let My Transit Data Go

Driver, follow that hot spot: a plan is in the works to bring Wi-Fi to NYC cabs (WNYC)

Subway made you late to work? The MTA will provide an excuse for you, online (WNYC)

Let my data go: a video plea for transportation agencies to end ...

Yellowstone's July Attendance Through the Roof...Er, the Big Sky

(Billings, MT -- Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio) Yellowstone National Park officials today announced July set a new record for visitation -- at more than 957-thousand people. That's the largest number to ever visit the park ...

Surprise! San Francisco gets its buses back

(San Francisco - Casey Miner, KALW) Most public transportation news isn't good news these days—shrinking budgets have led to service cuts and fare increases all over the country, and the San Francisco Bay Area is no exception. ...

LaHood: Light Rail Will Boost Motor City

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Detroit on Monday, just a couple days after President Barack Obama visited a car factory, drove a Volt, and otherwise touted the ...

Canvassing the Brooklyn Bridge

How is the Brooklyn Bridge spending its summer vacation? Being draped in canvas to prepare for being repainted.

Canvas being draped over the Brooklyn Bridge

You can see more pictures here.

(And yes, we did ask ...

The Whimper at the End of the Energy Debate

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) This is the way the summer ends: Not with a bang, but a whimper.

The U.S. Senate has hung ...

OMG! Ray LaHood is a Jeopardy Category

Sounds like a joke for transpo wonks, but it's not. "Ray LaHood's Transpo-Looza" was a Jeopardy category. It's the perfect marriage of geekdom and pop culture. Giving an answer like "What is Dulles?" gets you $800. ...