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: Senate Transpo Bill Moving Forward, Ron Paul Challenges Rivals To 25-Mile Bike Ride, Hoboken Eyes Bike Share
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 09:00 AM
Top stories on TN: a Chinatown bus company that ignored a shut down order in December now has a restraining order to prevent it from operating. A new Chevy Volt ad conveys the message 'it's morning in Hamtramck.' And a senator is introducing a bill that would require a new health study of x-ray body scanner machines used in airports.
...and improved his outlook, at least for the Senate bill. (Politico)
Question to Ron Paul in Thursday's Florida Republican presidential debate: Are you fit enough to be president? Answer: "I'm willing to challenge any of these gentlemen up here to a 25-mile bike ride any time of the day in the heat of Texas." (Video; YouTube)
New York State legislators are frustrated by the State DOT's lack of information on funding major infrastructure projects. (Poughkeepsie Journal)
...which worries some: just where is this $15 billion going to come from? (AP via Wall Street Journal)
Hoboken and Jersey City may collaborate on a bike share system. (Jersey Journal)
If the United States wants to continue to be the major player in the global economy, it needs an efficient, robust aviation system. (Marketplace)
Concerns over transportation continue to plague the London Olympics, which are just six months away. (Washington Post)
When it comes to buying cars, women do their homework -- and they generally get better deals than men. (NPR)
NY MTA head: subway stations need more entrances. (New York Daily News)
Ford Motor Co. reported $20.2 billion in net income for 2011 Friday — its best year since 199. (Detroit News)
What's so bad about a little public (sticker) shame -- especially if it helps deter illegal parking? (New York Times)
Alaska Airlines has ended its 30-year practice of giving passengers prayer cards with their meals. (USA Travel)