A downtown Manhattan parking meter--whose rates ARE rising (Kate Hinds)
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)
NJ Governor Christie proposes a five-year, $8 billion transportation infrastructure spending plan that relies on borrowing -- as well as repurposing ARC money. (Wall Street Journal, New York Times)
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).
Tesla releases some engineering porn to a car-hungry public (via Wired/Autopia). Video: Tesla Vehicle Engineering - Part 1 from Tesla Motors on Vimeo.
A Wisconsin woman bikes to the hospital...while in labor. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
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