Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: More Roads Lead to More Traffic, Black Women Bike DC, and London's Bike Share, A Year Later
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 09:02 AM
A recent study says that building more roads leads to ... more traffic. And more transit doesn't relieve traffic congestion. (NPR)
New York's subways attract almost as many riders on weekends as they do during the work week -- but fewer trains and planned maintenance lead to insanely crowded cars. (New York Times)
The Republican's plan to privatize Amtrak and the Northeast Corridor could leave NJ Transit vulnerable to fare hikes. (Daily Record)
WAMU looks at how the House's transportation budget would affect the DC region.
The UAW wants to organize a foreign automaker, labor leader says union's future hinges upon it: "I don't think there's a long-term future for the UAW, I really don't." (Detroit Free Press)
A look at London's bike share system, which is almost a year old. "The bikes make 20,000 journeys a day, but in a relentlessly predictable pattern, with huge spikes during the morning rush hour at the major rail stations and then again, in reverse, as commuters dash back to catch their evening trains." (The Guardian)
Black women take their place in DC's bike lanes -- and encourage others to join them. (Washington Post)
Residents, police and business owners want Bolt Bus booted from West 33rd Street. (DNA Info)
The mayor of Birmingham wants to create a tourist transit system to transport visitors to downtown hotels and attractions like the zoo, Vulcan Park and the botanical gardens. (Birmingham News)