Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
TN MOVING STORIES: Lima's Public Transpo System is a "Killing Machine," Two Domestic Airlines Now Using Biofuels, Capital Bikeshare Expanding This Week
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 09:53 AM
Top stories on TN:
Mica: the Northeast Corridor must be our high-speed rail priority, and Amtrak can keep it. (Link)
Lima's public transportation system is a "killing machine;" the mayor has vowed reform. (AP)
Two domestic carriers are now using biofuels on some flights. (NPR)
Chicago is installing new cars on the 'El' train. (WBEZ)
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is set to mark up a two-year highway and transit bill today. (Politico)
Why are America's roads so bad? Because the network was built to withstand cars, not heavy trucks. (Gizmodo)
DC's Capital Bikeshare is expanding. (Washington Post)
A ballot measure on tolling and light rail in Washington State is too close to call. (Seattle Times)
Durham County (NC) passed a sales tax to pay for public transit expansion. (Herald Sun)
A new study says biking can save cities billions of dollars in health costs. (Good)
Want to the see the MTA's time-lapse video of the NYC Marathon? Check it out here.
Cartographers are using Boston's real-time bus location data to depict bus speeds (image above). "As you can see, most of the MBTA system would be toast if faced with the classic Speed scenario." (Bostonography)