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Neighborhoods and Trucks Meet in Detroit

(Detroit, MI - Rob St. Mary, WDET) Trucks aren't allowed in residential neighborhoods in Detroit, but with the help of mobile phone texts and ...

TN Moving Stories: Airport connector envy in Tampa, parking garage love, and the post- (Crown) Victorian era

New York Magazine says the city's transportation future is not below the streets, but on it. All hail BRT!

High-speed rail in Florida: why does Orlando's airport get a ...

Will Blind People Drive in 2011?

(The Takeaway) Blind people and advocates for the blind liken it to walking on the moon: The National Federation of the Blind has joined forces with Virginia Tech to create a car that could ...

About to Hit the Roads? You'll Have Company

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Government data out this morning shows the unemployment rate dipped to 9.5, as private sector employment ticked up. But government hiring is down. Confused? The AAA is concluding there are enough straws to grasp to give you a good enough feeling to get in ...

Big Brooklyn Bridge Contractor Got "Marginal" Rating on Minority Hiring

(Kate Hinds, WNYC) One of the main reasons WNYC decided to monitor the renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge is that we thought following this $508-million project would provide a good test case for government transparency. We would publicly mull over questions like How does the city award contracts? Where will ...

Study: Off Hours Truck Deliveries Save Time, $$

(WNYC Newsroom). Trucks making deliveries after seven pm and before 6 am shaved an average of forty eight minutes on their routes. That's according to the results of a pilot program by the New York City Department of Transportation. City Transportation Comisssioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the off-hour delivers also ...

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New York: What do we need? Better, faster runways. Britain : What do we need? No more runways! Brits take first move to curb air travel: (NY Times)

Questions about DC Metro not put to rest, as train gets misrouted, bewildering riders. (Washington Post)

Brooklyn's Prospect ...

Bay Area Bridge Toll Congestion Pricing Arrives: Chaos Does Not Ensue

Tolbooth at the Bay Bridge. Photo by Casey Miner

(Casey Miner, KALW) After months of preparation and public service announcements, on Thursday morning Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority officially debuted congestion pricing on the Bay ...

Former President Clinton Gushes about BRT, Sustainable Transit

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation). His former Vice President, Al Gore, is known for going on about the environment, but I'm straining to remember when I ever heard Gore go on about transit. I can't ever remember hearing the current President, Barack Obama, (even as a candidate) talk about mass transit ...

Peer-review finding: California high speed rail projections unreliable

(Nathanael Johnson, KALW)

For months, watchdog groups and critics of the California high speed rail project have claimed that a study of projected ridership on the proposed super-train was wildly incorrect. The High Speed Rail Authority has acknowledged that one of its numbers was off by an order of magnitude, ...

Highways get a $3.7 billion boost in House bill

(Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation, Washington, DC) National transportation programs get a $3.7 billion dollar boost over last year in the House’s latest appropriation bill funding the Department of Transportation.

The increase includes new money for highway repairs and improvements, which have been in limbo with Congress unable to reach agreement ...

Virginia Loses Round in Transit Power Play; Metro Funding Deadline Met

(David Shultz, WAMU) DC Metro will meet its funding deadline this evening. Metro needed to finalize a funding agreement between DC, Maryland. and Viginia. by the end of the day or it would default on a billion dollar contract for new rail cars. Thelma Drake, the director of Virginia's Department ...

June Car Sales Up From a Year Ago, Down from Last Month

(Charlie Herman, WNYC) Auto sales increased solidly in June from a year ago when the economy was mired in a deep recession, but fell from the previous month as worries about the economy led to car buyers to put the brakes on purchasing a new car.

Transit Safety Bill Clears U.S. Senate Panel

(Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation, Washington, DC) Transit systems across the country would have to abide by a common set of safety standards under a bill that cleared a Senate panel this week.

The bill forces ...

Showdown over DC Metro Funding

(David Schultz, WAMU) The Administration of Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell has threatened to withhold funding from Metro's budget if they don't get more authority over the transit agency's operations. This is a big problem for Metro, because it just signed a multi-billion dollar contract with Kawasaki to purchase new, ...

On the Road with David Foster Wallace

Writers love road trips. From Homer to Kerouac, travel is work and grist for their mill. It was the same for David Foster Wallace, who chronicled everything from the ugliness ...

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State bans on texting and driving start today in Michigan, Georgia and Kentucky.

Ford stock hits seven-month low, as company funds pension, pays off $4B debt. (Free Press)

Commuter-airline that serves United, US Airways faces $2.5 million penalty for maintenance lapses. (

Cuomo: Car Dealer Employees Boosted Theives

(Azi Paybarah, WNYC) As if Toyota needs more bad publicity.

A ring of car thieves who stole vehicles from the tri-state area and shipped them to Senegal was able to get into ...

Subways Yield Safer Kids, in Review of Child Fatalities

Kids are better off riding the subway than driving. A report by New York's health department shows that children are about half as likely to die as a result of injury in New York City as ...

TN Moving Stories: VA Legislators to Experience the "Orange Crush," Tesla's IPO is Electric, and is Detroit a Bicyclist's Paradise?

Tesla's IPO takes off; the company is the first American automotive manufacturer to go public since Ford. It's electric! (New York Times)

Paris mayor wants to close or slow some expressways on the Seine. (New York Times)

Ice cream trucks grow up: gourmet purveyors are on ...