Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN Moving Stories: DC Metro to Shorten Station Names, and House GOP Wants To Privatize the Northeast Corridor
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 08:01 AM
While exiting cap and trade program, NJ Governor Chris Christie pivots on Climate Change (WNYC's Empire Blog)
High gas prices won't be affecting holiday travel. (Marketplace)
House Republicans want to takeaway the Northeast Corridor from Amtrak, giving private investors the task of building and operating high-speed rail service between Washington and Boston. (Washington Post)
There may be less car owners in Manhattan, but real estate developers are betting that the wealthy will pay extra for in-house parking. (New York Times)
DC's Metro will be shortening station names. Names like U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo or New York Avenue/Florida Avenue/Gallaudet University. (WAMU)
The Los Angeles Times debates the location of future subway stations -- and one participant protests his community's exclusion. "It is inconceivable to many of us who live, work and worship in South Los Angeles that the Crenshaw/LAX line would bypass the heart of the community."
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In case you missed it on Transportation Nation:
-- DC's Metro unveils new LED signs...look familiar, NYkers? (link)
-- the new NY MTA website is easier to use -- unless you're mobile (link)
-- Christie pulls plug on NJ's greenhouse gas initiative (link)