Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: Compromise Spending Bill Shaping Up, A Look at New York's Future Bike Share, and London's "Tour du Danger"
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 09:00 AM
Top stories on TN:
In the city that never sleeps, the subway will. (Link)
The structural integrity of California's Bay Bridge is in question. (Link)
Faster buses come to 34th Street -- but BRT, it ain't. (Link)
NY's new MTA chief sends warm signals to the transit workers union. (Link)
A compromise spending bill that funds the DOT through fiscal 2012 -- and preserves Amtrak -- is shaping up on the Hill. (Politico)
NPR profiles Alta, the company that won NYC's bike share contract, and says the city is poised to become a bike share Mecca.
A new electric truck assembly plant is moving into the Bronx. (Crain's New York)
Montreal's bike share program shuts down for the season today. (CBC)
There's a rise in the number of pedestrian deaths on Missouri roads. (KSPR)
The European financial crisis is affecting the rental car industry. (Marketplace)
Do New York's alternate side parking regulations bring peace and celebrate diversity? (New York Times)
New York State is hiring a financial consultant to figure out how to come up $5.2 billion to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge. (Times Herald-Record)
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was injured in a bike accident. (Capital New York)
Hundreds of London cyclists participated in the "Tour du Danger," a tour of the city's 10 most dangerous intersections. (Guardian)
Jalopnik readers come up with what they call the ten cleverest ways to get drivers to slow down. A strategically-parked empty Crown Vic? Solar-powered fake cop lights? Holographic children? It's in there.