Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: Detroit's Light Rail Plan is Dead, a BRT Plan Emerges; Republicans Link Payroll Tax to Keystone Pipeline; Rio Relaunches Bike Share
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 09:00 AM
Top stories on TN:
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.