Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN Moving Stories: Amtrak Ridership Continues to Grow, SF Eyes Taxi Rate Hike, and LaHood Attends Emanuel Inauguration
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 08:47 AM
City Limits takes a long look at Iris Weinshall, former NYC transportation commissioner, bike lane opponent, and wife of Senator Schumer.
Amtrak posted its biggest April ridership numbers in its history. (AltTransport)
San Francisco may raise taxi cab rates "to heights unseen in any other part of the nation." (AP via Sacramento Bee)
Some scientists are casting doubt on the radiation dose delivered by the TSA's body scanners. (ProPublica)
Ray LaHood attended Rahm Emanuel's inauguration; says Chicago's new mayor is sending a team to DC to talk transportation priorities. (AP via Chicago Tribune)
The Hill reports that the Senate is set to vote today on the Democrats' bill that would cut the tax breaks received by the big five oil companies.
A Manhattan community board gets behind the idea of a car-free Central Park. (DNA Info)
Two towns that protested the effects of the widening of the New Jersey Turnpike have begun spending the millions awarded them for the loss of forested land. (The Times of Trenton)
Ottawa's bike share program begins this week. (Ottawa Citizen)
Pedicabs in New York must now obey motor vehicle law. (Wall Street Journal)
A move is afoot to get London to adopt a cycle map based on the iconic Tube map. (Fast Company)
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In case you missed it on Transportation Nation:
-- Fernando Ferrer named to NY MTA board (link)
-- baby born on Verrazano Bridge (link)
-- a new report says essential urban infrastructure is disintegrating rapidly (link)