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TN Moving Stories: Boxer rends garments over House rules: Scott casts doubt on FL High Speed Rail; NY Subway Signal Fraud May Be Vast; But Hey, You Can Ride You
Friday, January 07, 2011 - 09:21 AM
New Florida Governor Rick Scott's Administration releases a report prepared by a Libertarian group that says Florida's High Speed Rail might be too costly. (WESH-TV, Orlando) Scott said during the last debate that he wasn't necessarily against the Orlando-Tampa rail line, now funded with some $3 billion federal dollars -- but only if it didn't cost Florida taxpayers another penny.
California Senator Barbara Boxer, Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, says if House Republicans act on threats to raid transportation fund "all our plans to do more...are thrown aside." (Streetsblog)
New York rolls back parking meter hikes--but only outside of Manhattan. (WNYC)
Subway officials unsure of extent of signal fraud in NYC subways: (NY1)
An advisory panel says the Texas Department of Transportation needs new leadership, consolidated financial operations and better communication with the public. (AP via Houston Chronicle).
Colorado's New Gov, John Hickenlooper Tells NY Times "Rather than going to health care first, I would have gone, I think, to transportation infrastructure." (NY Times)
The US proposes reopening roads to Mexican trucking companies. "We can't say the Mexican trucking dispute is over, but we can now say that, at last, the end appears to be in sight," says one stakeholder. (AP)
The Illinois legislature voted to give the state's top ethics official new watchdog power over Chicago's mass transit agencies. (Chicago Tribune)
Norfolk tests light rail (AP via Washington Examiner).
A Wisconsin woman bikes to the hospital...while in labor. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
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