Top stories on TN:
The NTSB wants a federal ban on cell phones while driving. (Link)
Overcoming travel phobias: a success story. (Link)
Picture this: got a flat? Call the tow bike. (Link)
Bike share in Rio (photo by riopravoce via Flickr)
NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman tells the Takeaway the urge to tweet in a car is just too great (The Takeaway).
A controversial Republican version of the payroll tax -- now linked to the Keystone XL pipeline -- passed the House and heads to the Senate. (Washington Post)
California's governor announced $1 billion in budget cuts; free school bus transportation is among the programs slashed. (Los Angeles Times)
Plans for light rail in Detroit have been scrapped in favor of a system of high-speed city and suburban buses. (Detroit Free Press)
Rio de Janeiro relaunched its bike share program -- with better results. (Atlantic Cities)
The cost of canceling Toronto's planned Transit City light rail lines could exceed $65 million. (Globe and Mail)
New York's Court of Appeals rules that selling MetroCard swipes is not larceny; overturns 2009 conviction. (New York Times)
Indiana unveiled a ten-year, $1.3 billion transit overhaul. (Indianapolis Star)
New York Times editorial: Governor Cuomo, you don't need more meetings about the taxi legislation--just sign it.