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TN MOVING STORIES: Hopes Dim for Transpo Bill, London Tube Gets Wi-Fi, Car Wheel Thefts On Rise

Friday, June 08, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Top stories on TN:
Report: Transit Fares High and Rising? Blame Bailed-Out Banks (link)
LaHood: Cellphone Use While Driving A “National Epidemic” (link)
Plans Move Ahead For Houston’s New Commuter Rail Line (link)
Broken Permitting System Forces NYC Food Trucks Into Black Market (link)

New York's High Line (by Gryffindor via Wikimedia Commons)

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) suggested Republicans are trying to delay transportation funding so it won't stimulate the economy before the November election -- a charge Eric Cantor's office called "ridiculous and patently false.” (The Hill)

Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) floated the idea of a six-month extension. (Reuters)

New York City’s High Line celebrates its three-year anniversary today -- and Jersey City may be getting an elevated park of its own. (WNYC/NJPR)

North Dakota’s oil boom brings environmental damage along with economic prosperity. (ProPublica)

NYC's Department of Transportation will boot low-cost carrier Megabus from its choice location outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown, ending a controversial experiment. (Crain's New York Business)

London's Underground has begun rolling out free Wi-Fi internet access. (Guardian)

Car tire thefts are on the rise nationally. (New York Times)

The U.S. metropolitan area at greatest risk from hurricane damage -- both in the number of properties affected and the potential value of damage -- is New York City. (Reuters)

Georgetown University and its neighbors have reached agreement on a "groundbreaking campus plan that envisions a more residential campus." (GGW)

Ilya Marritz talks about his investigation into New York City's arcane food truck permitting system on the Brian Lehrer Show. (WNYC)

New York's MTA says the air quality around the Second Avenue Subway construction site is not toxic. (New York Post)

You have to appreciate the New York Post's spin on a video of a Metro-North engineer paying more attention to the paper than to driving the train. "Post is a rail good read – but not here!" (New York Post)

Want to map your own neighborhood? Do-it-yourself Streetview kits have hit the market. (CNET)

Los Angeles Times column: Beverly Hills residents need to get over their subway fear and drop opposition to the new rail line.

Austin's transit system will be adding a hydrogen hybrid bus to its fleet for a year-long test. (Transit Wire)

Video animation: a day in the life of Nice Bikes, the bike sharing system in Minneapolis St.-Paul. (MinnPost)

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