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: Christie Says He Won't Repay ARC $, Taxi of Tomorrow Winner To Be Unveiled, and DC Bikers Battle Rough Roads
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 08:33 AM
Christie said he won't repay ARC money: the NJ gov said the $271 million in federal funds that had been designated for the ARC tunnel “is not money that should be paid back to the federal government.” His decision may cost the state $52,000 a week in interest. No word yet on his next move. (Bloomberg)
The winning automaker in New York's "Taxi of Tomorrow" contest will be unveiled soon. (WNYC)
Queens residents and politicians are fed up with New York's #7 subway line, which has had 106 service disruptions since January. (Queens Courier)
Rep. John Mica is worried that Osama bin Laden supporters might target America's transit systems. (The Hill)
DC-area bicyclists not only battle cars, but the design of the roads. (WAMU)
Why yes, I would like to build a bicycle that also doubles as a pencil. (Instructables)
Toyota has sparked a controversy in Brazil for attempting to legally bar a media outlet that published spy shots of a new Corolla from ever mentioning the Toyota brand name again. (Jalopnik)
What happens to the neighborhood when a Borders disappears? Chicago wants to encourage smaller businesses, but parking remains a perpetual concern. (WBEZ)
Honda is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles over airbag concerns. (Detroit News)
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In case you missed it on Transportation Nation:
--DC's bikeshare gets a boost from a rally held in the wake of bin Laden's death (link)
--as gas prices rise, so does bus ridership (link)