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TN MOVING STORIES: House GOP Hopes to Revive Keystone XL Fight, How to Get Americans Walking Again
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 09:04 AM
Top stories on TN:
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House Republicans will take another crack at forcing approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on legislation extending federal transportation funding for another 90 days. (The Hill)
The formal plan to build a California bullet train was approved by the state rail agency; it now must go to the state legislature. (Los Angeles Times)
New York Times editorial: When it came to cancelling the ARC Tunnel, NJ Governor Christie's "cost-cutting talk was political bluster."
The new Bart-to-San Jose extension broke ground. (Mercury News)
And: Tuscon broke ground on a streetcar line. (KVOA)
Detroit's first budget proposal following a consent agreement with the state doesn't spare transit. (Detroit Free Press)
Tom Vanderbilt's four-part series on walking concludes today in Slate with a look at how to get Americans walking again. But: "There is not a single dollar in the U.S. federal transportation budget dedicated strictly to walking."
Rhode Island state lawmakers continue to review state funding for public transit in the hopes of finding ways to avoid future service cuts. (AP via Boston Globe)
Accidents in which drivers mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake tend to involve older female drivers in parking lots. (AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Snackman is being mobbed with date requests after a video showing him breaking up a subway fight merely by eating went viral. (DNA Info)