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TN MOVING STORIES: Brooklyn Borough President Gets Involved in Bike Lane Suit, and DC Metro Gets Hip to Social Media

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 09:00 AM

He said, she said in the Prospect Park West bike lane case: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said that NYC DOT head Janette Sadik-Khan told him the lane was temporary. (New York Post)

"That's not true," says Sadik-Khan on NY1, where she also talks about traffic in Midtown, pedestrian plazas, and crash data.

DC's Metro has launched a major social media initiative to "keep information flowing." (Washington Post)

Chinese airlines are benefiting from delays on the Shanghai-to-Beijing high-speed rail line. (Wall Street Journal)

A terrorist attack on NYC's subways would cripple the city "in ways worse than 9/11." (Associated Press)

Behold the BiPod: a hybrid electric flying car. (Fast Company)

Parking meter rates above 96th Street in Manhattan have climbed. (DNA Info)

Automakers say the Obama Administration's fuel efficiency standards are too high. (Marketplace)

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Comments [2]

MartyWatch

Mr. Markowitz's sudden, 11th hour recollection bumps up against a history of troubles with veracity -- here's but one recent example:

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-02-08/news/28537061_1_ethics-lapse-ethics-regs-top-aide

Jul. 19 2011 10:20 AM
steve

"He said, she said." I would hope Transportation Nation reporters have higher reporting standards than simply watching the horse race.

You guys just eat up Jim Walden press releases, don't you? Simply presenting a link to the NY Post doesn't mean you're not responsible for spreading this misinformation. You're getting played like a fiddle. Is there no questioning why Markowitz only just recalled this conversation one day before what is arguably the most important hearing for his clients and their last chance to squash a popular street safety project? How convenient of Marty to drop this recollection out of the sky, no?

There's your story, Kate.

Jul. 19 2011 09:09 AM

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