Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: Feds Investigate Possible Oil Market Manipulation -- Taxi Driver Group Supports Outer Borough Plan -- Chinese Build Kenyan "Superhighway"
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 08:55 AM
The Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe into whether companies, refineries, and/or traders have manipulated crude oil markets. (Wall Street Journal)
A group representing thousands of New York City taxi drivers threw its support behind legislation that would allow livery cabs to pick up street hails -- despite its intention to attend a protest of the plan Monday. (WNYC)
Chinese companies are building a 'superhighway' -- a road that's 16 lanes across in some places -- in Kenya. (NPR)
Can biofuels making flying clean and cheap? (Good)
Rhode Island's transit agency head says he has to cut bus service 10% because of an expected budget deficit. (Boston Globe)
The United Arab Emirates decided to build the world's most sustainable city...then the financial crisis hit. Whither the Masdar pod-cars? (Marketplace)
Paris to New York in 90 minutes? Paris to Tokyo in three hours? That's the promise of an experimental jet unveiled at the Paris Air Show. (NPR)
The Takeaway follows up on Saudi women agitating for their right to drive.