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TN MOVING STORIES: Connecticut Breaks Ground on Busway, East Side Access Won't Be Done Until 2019, Private Rocket Successfully Launches

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 09:04 AM

Top stories on TN:
Freaky Info-Spewing Avatars Coming To NYC Area Airports (link)
NY Taxi Rates Expected To Rise by Summer’s End (link)
NY to Offer $2000 Award to Witnesses of Assaults on Transit Workers (link)
Staten Island To Get Faster Bus Service (link)
Historian David McCullough on What the Brooklyn Bridge Says About Politics Today (link)

In today's news:
Connecticut officials will break ground today on a half-billion-dollar Hartford-to-New Britain bus-only corridor, the only one in Connecticut. (NECN)

Creating a Long Island Rail Road link to Manhattan's East Side will take six years longer to accomplish than originally expected -- and will cost $2 billion more than the initial estimate. (New York Times)

SpaceX -- a rocket designed and built by a privately-owned company -- launched successfully. (Los Angeles Times)

Negotiations in Congress about a new federal transportation bill are moving into their third week. (The Hill)

The US Chamber of Commerce to Congress on transportation bill: you're doing it wrong. "They’re afraid to face the fundamental issues of where we get the revenue," the Chamber president said. "We haven’t had an increase in the federal fuel tax in 18 years.”(Christian Science Monitor)

California's high-speed rail authority is coming under fire for a new policy that would purge 90-day-old emails--a policy being enacted while the authority is under investigation. (Bay Citizen)

Boston school leaders are will unveil measures intended to avoid the widespread, prolonged bus delays that marred the first months of this school year. (Boston Globe)

The new Barclays Center will unveil its game plan today for how the 18,000-seat Brooklyn Nets arena will handle parking and traffic when it opens this fall. (DNA Info)

Nissan is aiming for 10% of China's luxury car market. (Reuters)

What drivers really think about bikers: the psychology of sharing the road. (Good)

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