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TN MOVING STORIES: Auto Industry Boosting Employment in Swing States, Transit Milestone for Dallas, The Volt Comes Out

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Top stories on TN:
Buoyed by Auto Industry, Swing State Employment Relatively Bright (link)
Senate Moves to Shake up Transportation Conference Amid Hill Sniping (link)
NYC Mayor: Bike Helmets Are Nice, But Separated Bike Lanes Are More Important (link)
News to Us: New York’s MTA #7 Extension to Open Six Months Later Than Originally Planned (link)
Dulles Rail Supporters, Opponents Plead With Loudoun Board (link)
Federal Investigators: Almost Everything Went Wrong in Bronx Bus Crash That Killed 15 (link)

DART rail in Dallas (image courtesy of DART)

The Massachusetts port authority is giving passengers free rides from Logan Airport as part of a 90-day pilot program to reduce vehicle traffic at the airport. (Boston Globe)

Unemployment is falling in auto industry swing states -- and TN's Andrea Bernstein talks about what this could mean for President Obama's reelection efforts on The Takeaway.

NYC is doubling its high-tech program to reduce traffic congestion in Midtown Manhattan. (New York Times)

Parking reform coming to Brooklyn: New York's Department of City Planning has proposed long-awaited zoning changes that will reduce the number of parking spots developers have to build for residential buildings that they are constructing in downtown Brooklyn. (Crain's New York Business, Streetsblog)

Transit recall: voters in the Wisconsin town of Weston overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that will require the village to provide public transportation at least five days per week beginning Jan. 1. (Wausau Daily Herald)

Want to buy a car in Singapore? Prepare to pony up about $67,000 -- and that's just for the permit. (Marketplace, Bloomberg)

The clock is ticking for the Port Authority to turn documents over to the New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee. (Asbury Park Press)

High rider: a Cuban man rides through the streets of Havana on a 13-foot bicycle. "Up there I see the scenery better. I feel relaxed. There's more of a breeze, I breathe it and I feel freer," he says. (AP via Houston Chronicle)

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit clocked its 250 millionth customer. (Mass Transit)

Major car makers in India are fighting a government proposal to raise taxes on vehicles that run on heavily subsidised diesel. (Reuters)

The Volt comes out in a Chevy Ad.   (Buzzfeed)

Bicycle collisions are on the rise in Indiana. (WANE)

A motorcycle-car hybrid wants to be urban transit's next big thing. (Good)

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