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TN MOVING STORIES: KC Streetcar Plan Gets Green Light, London Cyclist Killed by Olympic Bus, BART Testing Bikes on All Trains

Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Top stories on TN:
NY MTA’s $1.35 Million Mistake (link)
NY-NJ Port Authority Chief Promises A Reply To Charge His Aide Was Rude To Congress (link)
Social Carpooling Launches on East Coast with High Expectations (link)
NY State Releases Final Report on Environmental Impact of New Tappan Zee Bridge (link)
Straphangers’ NYC Subway Report Card: ‘Q’ Is For Quality, ‘C’ Is For Crummy (link)
Atlanta Tax for Transit Plan Loses by Big Margin (link)
What if NYC Had Won its Bid To Host the 2012 Olympic Games? (link)

Bike space on BART (photo by Frank Chan via Flickr)

A cyclist was killed after a collision with an Olympics media shuttle bus just outside the London 2012 complex. (Telegraph)

California's ticket amnesty program has generated millions of dollars of much-needed revenue. (Bay Citizen)

Kansas City’s streetcar plan got the green light from voters -- but fewer than 500 people cast ballots. (Kansas City Star)

Three commuter jets came within seconds of a midair collision at Reagan National Airport. (Washington Post)

A NJ assemblyman opposed to the state's red light traffic camera program is field-testing traffic light timing -- and says an engineer has found questionable timing at five intersections. (Star Ledger)

New York Senator Charles Schumer is proposing a "nerd bus" -- a route that would connect the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO to Roosevelt Island, where Cornell is building a major tech campus to open in 2017. (New York Post)

During a five-year period, there were 819 bike crashes near the UC Berkeley campus. (Bay Citizen)

Japanese automakers roared back in July while Ford and General Motors lost ground, in part because of fewer sales to rental companies and other fleet buyers. (Detroit Free Press)

President Obama's nomination of interim Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta to a full term is being blocked in the Senate by Sen. Jim DeMint. (The Hill)

For all five Fridays in August, BART will allow passengers to bring bikes into every station and aboard every train. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Photos: tunneling below Second Avenue to build NYC's newest subway line. "To visit a raw station is to behold a wonder — to stand inside of a canyon or a glacial crevasse." (New York Times)

A man carrying an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun, and a 12-inch hunting knife, along with illegal drugs, boarded a subway train Tuesday night in Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Genetically modified crops are so tough they damage tractor tires. Kevlar to the rescue! (Marketplace)

Houston police chased a suspect who was driving a Smart Car. Jalopnik's take: it was "the world's most adorable police chase."

 

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