Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: Purple Line Gets Green Light, Manhattan Gas Stations on the Wane, and Paul McCartney Marries MTA Board Member Nancy Shevell
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 09:01 AM
Top stories on TN:
Accident investigations: what happens during Houston highway shutdowns. (Link)
Montana rolls out a statewide program to crack down on drunk drivers. (Link)
Maryland gets the green light to continue planning for the Purple Line -- a 16-mile light rail line that would link two Metro lines, connect all three MARC commuter rail lines, and link to Amtrak and local bus services. (WAMU)
NY's MTA will run less trains on "minor holidays," which it says will save the agency $200,000 a year. (New York Post)
There are 17 fewer gas stations in Manhattan today than there were two years ago. (Crain's New York)
NY MTA board member Nancy Shevell married Paul McCartney. (ABC News)
Bus ridership in Sioux Falls is up -- and the mayor says it's due, in part, to big city transplants. "They are used to using public transit. It is the wave of the future. We are still a city and state that loves our trucks and cars, but reality is setting in," he said. "Public transportation is going to be a central need for our future." (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)
Los Angeles traffic policy turns some side streets into pedestrian nightmares. (Los Angeles Times)
Chicago Tribune op-ed: absenteeism is the reason your buses are late.
This week in the New York Times Complaint Box: electric delivery bikes.