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: Floodwaters Threaten Refineries, NYC Cabbies Extradited Over Fare Scheme, and DC Will Pay You To Live Near Work
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 08:56 AM
Mississippi floodwaters are heading south to Louisiana -- home to more than 10% of the nation's oil refining capacity. (Marketplace)
NYC has extradited (from Kansas City and Miami) two former taxi drivers accused of intentionally overcharging passengers by illegally setting their meters to an out-of-town rate. (WNYC)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiles Todd Long, the state’s powerful director of planning for transportation. AJC describes him as "an unelected bureaucrat (who) is the initial gatekeeper for the $8 billion referendum that many say will shape metro Atlanta’s future for decades to come."
NJ Transit unveils its first locomotive powered by an engine that can operate on both diesel and electric lines. (NJ Record)
Want to live near your office? Washington, D.C.'s Office of Planning is launching a pilot program to incentivize it. (Good)
Breaking: Ray LaHood doesn't know the meaning of the word 'hipster.' (The Atlantic )
Cruiser culture in Boise: "They have a blue house, they want a blue bike," says a bike shop owner. (Boise Weekly)
The NY Post says NYC's bike share program plan will "visit perpetual terror" on New Yorkers.
And bikers: is your morning commute less bumpy? One Brooklyn Bridge rider says it's smooth sailing.
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In case you missed it on Transportation Nation:
--get ready for dueling petro-bills in Congress (link)
--NYC to cyclists: don't be jerks (link)
--Chicago's mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel releases transpo report (link)
--Texas wins $15 million for high-speed rail study (link)