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TN MOVING STORIES: Congressional Committee Probing California Bullet Train, the Science of Walking, And Do Hybrid Owners Lack Loyalty?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 08:59 AM

Top stories on TN:
New York’s Subways Booming as Bus Ridership Continues Decline (link)
ARC Tunnel Report: Cost Wouldn’t Exceeded $10 Billion — And NJ Didn’t Have To Pay for Most Of It (link)
BART Police Meet the Citizen Review Board (link)
Report: NY MTA’s Temporary Signage Mediocre…But Improving (link)
The Port of Houston Through the Voices of Workers (link)

A Chevy Volt at the New York International Auto Show (photo by Kate Hinds)

A congressional committee has launched a wide-ranging examination of the California high-speed rail project, asking for the preservation of documents that relate to federal funding for the project. (Los Angeles Times, Politico)

A new survey found that only 35 percent of hybrid owners bought another hybrid when they went new car shopping last year. (Marketplace)

A package of legislation -- including a proposal to raise the gas tax -- "collapsed in stunning fashion" in the Maryland General Assembly. (Washington Post)

A top Port Authority official says a NJ Assembly member's probe into the agency "looks like a shakedown." (Star-Ledger)

While the postmortem about the ARC tunnel rages, one thing is clear: no new rail tunnel will be built under the Hudson River for at least a decade, and the new tunnel will end up costing a lot more money when it is finally built. (NJ Spotlight)

Star-Ledger editorial: the Gateway Tunnel is now the only hope for NJ commuters.

Tom Vanderbilt continues his series on pedestrians with a look into the science of walking. (Slate)

A week after a 71-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a bicyclist, San Francisco officials are vowing to hold errant cyclists accountable -- and make the streets safer for everyone. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Have gas prices -- now averaging $3.92 a gallon -- peaked? (USA Today)

The future of driving: soon, cars will be able to communicate with each other in order to avoid crashes. (Washington Post)

A global database showing the use of Bus Rapid Transit systems is now live. (Denver Post)

After more than 10 years of planning, a $28.2 million rail station is under construction in Dearborn. (Detroit News)

Las Vegas can now boast an "after-party bus" called the Hangover Heaven, a bus that promises to cure your hangover. (WTSP)

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Comments [1]

Mary

I like the idea of the "after-party bus." I don't think it would work as well if people hopped from a party bus perth to that, though. It's a bit too ironic!

Sep. 16 2012 11:33 PM

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