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: NJ Gov Christie No Friend to Commuters, and Hydrofracking Leads to Attorney Boom
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:00 AM
NJ Governor Christie's approach to transportation has led to higher tolls and more expensive transit. (NY Times)
Automakers are trying to convince the Chinese to drive electric vehicles -- not an easy sell. "In addition to general suspicions of new technology and logistics of where to plug the cars in, there is also a huge problem with Chinese government oversight and regulation." (NPR)
NY's MTA is testing out buses which apparently have low ceilings and cramped legroom. (NY Post)
The U.S. natural gas boom is paving the way for another kind of all-American boom: litigation. (Marketplace)
Ray LaHood returned to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address; video below. (FastLane)
According to a Detroit Free Press editorial, transportation in Grand Rapids is one of the reasons why that city is in better shape than Detroit.
British author Robert Penn already owned six bicycles -- but none of them was the perfect one. NPR interviewed him about his quest to build the perfect bike.
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In case you missed it on Transportation Nation:
-- DC's DOT is losing key staff, and the mayor has yet to appoint a head (link)
-- Boston says 1/3 of transit riders are using transit apps (link)
-- the AAA says 630 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2009 (link)
-- does driving make you fat? Could be. (link)