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TN MOVING STORIES: DC Mayor Wants Lots More Speed Cameras, EPA Wants Carbon Dioxide Limits on New Power Plants, and Car Sales Spur Ad Boom

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 08:01 AM

Top stories on TN:
Dems Trip Up GOP on Highway Extension Again (link)
Ode to Poetry's Comeback in the NYC Subways (link)
Port Authority: Turn Off That Electronic Device Or Pay the Price (link)
PHOTOS: Transit Superhero Protesters Take Over Massachusetts DOT Meeting (link)

 

The Shweeb (image by Shweeb Holdings via Atlantic Cities)

The mayor of Washington DC plans to “cover the entire city” with speed and other traffic cameras to make the District safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. (Washington Post)

California will hold a public hearing into an oversight panel that reviewed the new Bay Bridge. The panel was supposed to be independent, but members have ties to contractors and Caltrans. (Sacramento Bee)

President Obama appointed interim Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta to a full five-year term atop the aviation agency. (The Hill)

Two New York City Council members say the Council's override of the mayor's veto on their parking sticker ban will "make life a little easier for drivers in all five boroughs." (opinion; New York Daily News)

France is in talks with the United States and Britain on a possible release of strategic oil stocks to push fuel prices lower. (Reuters)

The EPA said it wants to put the first ever federal limits on how much carbon dioxide can come from new power plants. (Marketplace)

Rising car sales will spur an increase in ad spending. (Crain's New York Business)

Bus drivers in some of Iowa's largest school districts face charges or have been convicted in the past decade of offenses including drunken driving, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and careless driving. (AP via NECN)

In the Parisian suburbs, "employment and growth depend on improved access to public transit." (New York Times)

Tweet from NYT architecture critic Michael Kimmelman: "Incredible architecture in some of the worst slums in Bogota. But famous rapid transit bus service has become a complete disaster."

Atlantic Cities asks the critical question: whatever happened to the Shweeb? (link)

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