Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
TN Moving Stories: Gas Prices Spur Increase In Driving on Empty, China's HSR System Under Scrutiny, And Will NYkers Hail a Yellow Mercedes?
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 08:54 AM
Ford had its most profitable quarter in 13 years. (Detroit Free Press)
AAA says the rise in gas prices has led to a rise in people running out of fuel on the roads. (KHOU)
The Crow Reservation in Montana has launched a transit program. (Billings Gazette)
George Michael song or vehicle name? Sweden is testing the "Arctic Whisper," which is "the world’s first fast-charging serial hybrid bus." (Autopia)
China's high-speed rail system is under scrutiny amid concerns that builders ignored safety in order to build ever-faster trains. (Washington Post)
NYC's Taxi and Limousine commission has approved a Mercedes for use as a yellow cab. (NY Daily News)
If you see a scary video, share a scary video: NY's MTA launched a Department of Homeland Security-funded ad campaign (video below).
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In case you missed it on Transportation Nation:
-- Illinois will now track "dooring" collisions. (Link)
-- Will transportation apps revolutionize transit? (Link)
-- The Taxi of Tomorrow might be built in Brooklyn. (Link)