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)


Comments [2]


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

Jul. 19 2011 10:20 AM

"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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