New York's current lieutenant governor, Richard Ravitch, will release a report today that lays out the transportation challenges facing incoming governor Andrew Cuomo. Such as: failing to come up with a long-term plan to fund transportation infrastructure "means surrendering any plausible chance for a prosperous future for New York." (Wall Street Journal)
Bus Rapid Transit debuts in Atlanta. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Exxon Mobil agrees to clean-up a multimillion gallon, underground oil spill that has vexed Greenpoint (Brooklyn) residents for decades. (WNYC)
Fiat returns to the U.S. auto market (NPR). The base model costs $15,500.
You may want to temper your #7 subway-to-Secaucus hopes. According to the New York Daily News: "The chances of a subway line running to New Jersey anytime soon hover between slim and none, a top transportation official said Wednesday."
Besides: MTA head Jay Walder says they can't afford a fourth "megaproject." (AM New York)
NJ Transit may privatize parking at some locations. "Under the SPACES (System Parking Amenity and Capacity Enhancement Strategy) initiative, firms would vie for the exclusive right to collect parking revenues at the sites throughout the decades-long agreement." (The Times of Trenton)
Faces of Distracted Driving launches -- an online video series featuring people who have been killed or lost loved ones. (New York Times)
The world's oldest bicycle shop, located in Surrey, England, is marking its 150th anniversary. (Your Local Guardian)