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TN MOVING STORIES: Port Authority Exempt from NJ's Open Records Act, Boston Takes Another Look at School Busing, Meet the Candy Cabbie

Friday, October 05, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Top stories on TN:
Pro-Tolerance Ads Begin Appearing In NYC Subway (link)
In Test of NYC’s Public Support for Bike Lanes, A Tabled Plan Gets Second Look (link)
NYC Subway Announcements Go From “Grrble the Dmffbll” to (Mostly) Clear (link)
MWAA Board Member Rips Secretary LaHood and Silver Line Funding (link)

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state's Open Public Records Act doesn't apply to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (AP via Wall Street Journal)

And: the NJ State Senate failed to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a measure intended to impose more oversight over the sprawling Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (Star-Ledger)

Boston is taking another look at its school busing system. "Many students go so far that transportation alone costs the city $80.4 million a year — about 9.4 percent of the school system’s operating budget, almost twice the national average." (New York Times)

The departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and Amtrak are combining forces to catch human trafficking victims who are riding the rails. “We cannot let the American transportation system be an enabler in these criminal acts,” said DOT head Ray LaHood said in a statement. (The Hill)

Chicago unveiled its plans for a $203 million makeover of a transit station. (Sun Times)

American Airlines is cancelling dozens of flights as it scrambles to fix seats that could pop loose during flight. (CBS)

Los Angeles officials have clamped down on security and significantly reduced public access to route the space shuttle will take through the streets next week. Yes, locals are angry. (Los Angeles Times)

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: New York's one and only Candy Cabbie. (New York Daily News)

A new film profiles the working tugboats of New York Harbor. (MetroFocus)

Social Bikes is partnering with AT&T on a system that uses GPS to locate, reserve, and unlock a bike via smartphone app. (Smart Planet)

The blog Biking in LA debunks a report that said LA and NY are among the country's most dangerous places to bike or walk. (link)
Just in time for CicLAvia, which is this Sunday. (KPCC)

Locals criticized members of a Manhattan community board for not moving to implement more bike lanes. (Columbia Spectator)

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