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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

Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/gohsuket/2550771432/

(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


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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 ...

Billings Gets New Pedestrian and Bike Network -- Officials Hope to Build Social Connections, As Well

Photo: Jackie Yamanaka

(Billings, MT -- Jackie Yamanaka) Billings, Montana has had some pretty scary streets for bikes and pedestrians, but officials there are hoping to change that. The Billings Chamber of ...

TN Moving Stories: GM Profit soars, High Speed Rail gets a Groundbreaking

One year after losing almost $13 billion and going bankrupt, GM reports $1.3 billion in profit (WSJ)

Early probe results show no cause for sticking gas pedals; Toyota lawsuits to be a challenge‎ (Detroit Free Press)

Pelosi, LaHood attend high-speed rail groundbreaking in San Francisco, (

NY's New Deputy Mayor Likes BRT and Congestion Charging -- But Does He Like Bike Lanes?

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) There have been some interesting political alliances in the transportation world -- former Charlotte Mayor Pat McGrory, a ...

Congestion Pricing Reducing Rush Hour Delays to Half of Previous Level

(San Francisco, Casey Miner, KALW) It wasn't so long ago that carpooling on the Bay Area's bridges was free. Alas, those days are no more. As of July 1, tolls rose on all Bay Area bridges. ...

The Limits Of The NTSB

(Washington, DC -- David Schultz, WAMU) The role of the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is a bit like that of a Greek chorus. The Board comes in after a tragedy has occurred and explains ...

"Pop Up Cafes" Coming to NY Pedestrian Plaza

(Andrea Bernstein) There's a big problem with New York's pedestrian plazas -- nothing to eat. In Times Square you can sit in the middle of Broadway, but you have to go to Starbucks for a coffee ...

Portland Metro Council President to Join NYC Government

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) It's become de rigeur for major cities to have a sustainability plan -- but one of the largest and most comprehensive has been New York's PlaNYC. The plan has been a ...

A Tree Snarls in Princeton

Commuters Jam NY's Penn Station Photo: Collin Campbell

(New York -- Collin Campbell, Transportation Nation) The "massive" tree, as an Amtrak spokesman described ...

Nation's Capitol Gets its First Bike Traffic Signal

(Washington, DC, WAMU) Earlier this summer, Pennsylvania Avenue got a bike lane leading up to the home of a certain famous resident. Officials say the lane will be part of an 80-mile network of dedicated ...

TN Moving Stories: Drunken Boating on Decline in NJ; TWU to run dollar van service in Park Slope

Seattle may create transportation taxing district (Seattle Times)

Transit Workers Union to run dollar-van service in Brooklyn (Wall Street Journal)

Early findings from government investigation into runaway Toyotas shows no electronic problems (AP)

Idaho's congressional delegation supports heavier trucks on interstates -- despite new ...