Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: NY's Comptroller Sounds MTA Debt Alarm, House Dems Want to Save Auto Loan Program, and Where Have All the Hitchhikers Gone?
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:00 AM
New census data shows how the nation commutes to work -- and how New York is different. (Link)
High-speed rail got a last-minute reprieve -- sort of. (Link)
Chicago will roll out a bike share program next summer. (Link)
The interim chief of the Texas DOT wants more travel options -- not just lanes. (Link)
House Democrats flirt with shutdown to save the $1.5 billion government loan program that helps car companies build fuel-efficient vehicles. (Washington Post)
The UAW agreed to extend its existing labor contract with Chrysler until Oct. 19 and plans to target Ford for a new labor contract next. (Detroit Free Press)
Freakonomics radio: higher rates of driver's licenses and car ownership have all but killed hitchhiking. (Marketplace)
Norfolk's light rail -- which just opened last month -- is already so popular that officials are talking expansion. (WTKR)
Massachusetts needs $15 billion in transportation fixes, and the MBTA is looking at a fare hike. (Boston Globe)
"If you smell something, sign something:" NYC transit workers -- whose contract with the MTA is up in four months -- demonstrated in Queens to protest staff cuts and sanitation issues at stations. (NBC New York)
President Obama returns to Boehner country today to use a major bridge in need of repair as a prop for yet another sales pitch for his jobs plan. (Politico)
Orioles pitcher -- and bicycle enthusiast -- Jeremy Guthrie (whose Twitter location puts him on "a bike or the bump") explored Boston on a Hubway bike. (Link)