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: John Mica's Phone Is Ringing Off the Hook, The Rise of the Roundabout, and How To Survive a Plane Crash
Monday, November 08, 2010 - 09:38 AM
A newly popular John Mica, who may head the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is already fielding calls from Ray LaHood and Joe Biden. (St. Augustine Record)
Amtrak officials are looking at resuscitating the ARC tunnel. (AP via WSJ)
Less trains, more buses: Indianapolis's new transit plan tables light rail until the 2030's. (Indianapolis Star)
The rise of the roundabouts: places like Chattanooga, Central Louisiana and Indiana are putting in traffic circles to reduce crashes; the Wall Street Journal talks about why. Meanwhile, there's a traffic circle backlash in Petaluma.
The Great Urban Hack visualizes what taxi rides look like in NYC -- who takes them, how far they go. Their findings: "At least 1 out of every 4 current NYC taxi rides could be shared with another rider."
Chrysler posts operating profit, narrows net loss to $84 million (Detroit Free Press)
Following last week's Qantas A380 engine failure, the Telegraph has some helpful suggestions on "How to Survive a Plane Crash."
Fast and slow lanes come to...the sidewalks of London's Oxford Street, to divide the dawdlers from the power walkers. (Marketplace)