Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
TN Moving Stories: Copenhagen To Open Bike Superhighways, and the Return of the Roosevelt Island Tram
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 09:49 AM
More on the FTA demanding repayment of $271 million in ARC Tunnel money from New Jersey Transit in the Wall Street Journal.
Construction company Schiavone, which has worked on the subway stations at Times Square and South Ferry, admitted that it defrauded government programs and evaded federal minority hiring requirements. (New York Times)
Copenhagen to open bike "superhighways," which will hopefully alleviate the "two-wheeler traffic jams (which) are especially regular on the main Noerrebrogade thoroughfare used by around 36,000 cyclists a day." (Grist)
Lufthansa says it will begin using biofuel on a daily flight beginning next year. (Alt Transport)
London Underground employees take part in another 24-hour strike--and say that walkouts could escalate in 2011. (BBC)
In Pakistan, trucks aren't just vehicles--they're art. (World Vision via WBEZ)
Some cities are testing a new network-based approach to parking. "Streetline...mounts low-cost sensors in parking spaces, retrofits existing meters and ties them into a mesh wireless network to draw a real-time picture of the spaces available, the cars needing tickets and how much to charge for parking." (Wired) One of those places is Roosevelt Island, which may also begin its own bike share program. (DNA Info)