TN MOVING STORIES: MARTA Cuts Loom, NJ Transit Won't Raise Fares, Boston Says No to Snakes-on-a-Train Ad

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 - 09:03 AM

Top stories on TN:
Boston Bike Share Relaunches Today (link)
How Public Space, Urban Planning and Public Parks Play a Role in the Trayvon Martin Case (link)
Environmental, Transit Groups to NY State: Tappan Zee Without Transit is Fatally Flawed (link)
California High Speed Rail To Cost a Third Less (link)

MARTA buses in Atlanta (photo by Willamor Media via flickr)

NJ Transit says it won't raise fares in its new fiscal year. (AP via

"Significant" service cuts are looming for MARTA. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

New York will restore yellow school bus service for Staten Island middle schoolers. (NY1)

San Francisco's MUNI is slower today than it was 100 years ago, but plans are in the works to restore higher speeds to transit service. (Bay Citizen)

Car company profits are up -- boosted, in part, because the industry has already slashed costs. (Marketplace)

Boston's transit agency rejected PETA's 'snakes on a train' ad campaign, which would have dangled fake snakes from ceilings and rails to protest the use of snakeskin in shoes and handbags.  (Boston Globe)

A battle over a new high-speed rail line in England is going to court. (BBC)

Most of the nation’s 150 deep-draft cargo ports need to be dredged to accommodate larger ships -- but finding the money to do so is tough. (Politico)

Why does it take so long to replace an escalator in a DC Metro station? (Washington Post)

A NY MTA board member was detained by police after biking beyond a no-trespassing sign - and then falsely identifying himself as a police commissioner. (New York Daily News)

General Motors said that in March it sold at least 100,000 vehicles getting 30 miles per gallon or better on the highway, a record for the automaker. (Detroit Free Press)

Citroën is crowdsourcing its latest design car design, calling it the first car "created for the Facebook generation, by the Facebook generation.” (Marketing Week)


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