Weekend Listening: Six Transportation Stories of the Week

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 06:00 AM

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) It's been a busy week on the radio side of Transportation Nation. So we thought we'd assemble the great reporting work our partners have been doing from around the country into one ad-hoc podcast for your weekend listening pleasure.

It's about half an hour long, just right to keep you company making that Sunday brunch, or driving home from visiting mom.

What's in the Transportation Nation ad-hoc podcast you ask?

WNYC had reporters in New York City and in Denmark compare the copacetic world of cycling in Europe with the contentious attempts to build a bike lane network back home.

The Takeaway tackled the details of the latest budget deal that appear to have derailed high-speed rail funding in many ways.

KALW introduces us to the most dangerous mile of public transit in the San Francisco area, gun shots, on-board assaults and all.

Marketplace checks in on the trend of cash-strapped cities trying to privatize their parking spots. Hint: it looks like you'll be paying more for meters.

The Takeaway also looked into the latest spat over sleeping air traffic controllers. Just how overworked are they? And hasn't this always happened occasionally on the night shift?

WNYC tried to find out what regulations need to change to improve bus safety after a series of crashes left 17 dead. Here, the former head of the NTSB says he doesn't need to wait for the official report, the whole industry needs to change. (TN version of the story)

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