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TN MOVING STORIES: Capital Bikeshare Expansion Hits a Snag, Downtown LA Passes Streetcar

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 08:56 AM

Top stories on TN:
PHOTOS: One of World’s Great Toy Train Collections Chugs Into NY Museum (link)
New Yorkers Believe Climate Change Caused Hurricane Sandy: Poll (link)

(photo by Kevin Kovaleski/DDOTDC via flickr)

How did New York City's coastline become a place to put the poor and vulnerable? "Largely because Robert Moses wanted it there." (New York Times)

In Rajasthan, there were 9,232 accident deaths reported in the state in 2011. Of that number, 895 were pedestrians. And of that number, pedestrians were at fault in 27 cases. (Times of India)

After the post-Sandy success of the 'bus bridge from Brooklyn,' New York's MTA is talking about express bus service from Brooklyn to LaGuardia Airport. (Capital NY)

D.C.’s long-planned expansion of Capital Bikeshare this fall has hit a snag because the city has been unable to get all of the needed equipment from its supplier. (Washington Post)

A special tax district to fund a streetcar in downtown L.A. has won, with voters approving $62.5 million in local funding. (KCET)

Thick fog, a chain-reaction of crashes and speed led to a 95-car Thanksgiving Day pileup on a Texas highway. (Houston Chronicle)

U.S. consumers bought new cars and trucks at the fastest pace in nearly five years in November as low interest rates and the need to replace Sandy-damaged cars drew people into showrooms. (Detroit Free Press)

NYC's DOT issued its first intercity bus permit in Chinatown to YO!, a bus line owned jointly by Peter Pan and Greyhound, for curbside pick-ups. (Crain's New York)

A day after the Port Authority hiked cash tolls at its bridges and tunnels to $13, a watchdog group says its most senior cops are paid an average of $83.99 an hour — "dwarfing the $58.86 earned by their counterparts at the NYPD." (New York Daily News)

Opinion: More than a month after superstorm Sandy damaged more than 300 NJ Transit coach cars and locomotives, New Jerseyans still don't have answers as to why the agency put its rolling stock in a flood zone. (The Record)

Three motorists who incurred $50 red-light camera tickets are filing a class-action suit against New York City. (New York Post)

The U.N. is holding its first climate change meeting in the Persian Gulf, and "the oil-rich location is bound to spur discussion on fossil fuels." (Marketplace)

Seven facts about cycling, including this one: a bicycle can stay upright without a rider as long as it's moving at about 8 mph or faster. (Popular Mechanics)

Listen to this 1904 song about riding the subway, which was viewed as quite the romantic escape. "If married and home is unhappy, you can now hide away from your wife." (Gothamist)

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