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: Paris Launches Electric Car Share, Warren Buffett Gets Into Urban Redevelopment, Furloughed FAA Employees Get Paid
Monday, October 03, 2011 - 08:57 AM
Top stories on TN:
Paris launched an electric "bubble car" auto sharing program. Paris transportation head: "It's the same principle as Velib'; you use the car, leave it and that's it. Simple." (Los Angeles Times, The Guardian)
Warren Buffett joined an effort described as "a holistic approach to urban redevelopment." (USA Today)
Forbes magazine: don't bother making transit pretty. "The point of transit is to transport. Money buys movement, and funds are finite."
Furloughed FAA employees will receive back pay for the time they missed. (The Hill)
The Boston Globe interviewed Janette Sadik-Khan: "Change is messy, and change is hard...but it’s really important that we don’t get stuck in an approach that’s 25 years old."
The New York Post looks at who taxi medallion owners give campaign donations to local politicians, and concludes "they are often getting their money's worth."
New York Times editorial: say no to the Keystone XL pipeline.
DC's Police Complaints Board said that district police need to become better versed in the bike laws they enforce. (Washington Post)
Is the Tysons Corner Metrorail link on schedule or not? Fairfax County says no; the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says yes. (WAMU)
Countdown clocks come to Chicago bus shelters. (Chicago Tribune)