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TN MOVING STORIES: Kansas City Launches Bike Share, Boston T's Software Glitch, Giant Fans Could Cool NYC Subway Platforms

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 08:55 AM

Top stories on TN:
Is a Subway Mosaic the Best Public Art in America? (link)
Silver Line Vote Tuesday Could Stunt Rail-to-Dulles Plan (link)
US DOT To Spend $29 Million On Improving Transportation Options For Vets (link)
Parking Woes Still Dog New Brooklyn Arena (link)

A woman texting on the NYC subway (photo by Kate Hinds)

Kansas City launches its bike share program today. Side note: the expected high in Kansas City  will be 100°.  (Kansas City Star)

It's not just high-speed rail that's facing a big vote in Sacramento later this week -- millions of dollars in local transportation projects are also on the line. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Averting a subpoena -- at least for now -- the Port Authority began delivering documents to the New Jersey Assembly transportation committee. (Daily Record)

The MBTA says it's fixed a farecard software glitch that prevented people with monthly passes from riding Boston's subway. (Boston Globe)

A London sound engineer created a symphony using synthesized sounds of traffic. (The Takeaway)

New York's Penn Station may be getting a makeover. (Crain's New York)

Three of Atlanta’s pro sports franchises and the Atlanta Motor Speedway threw their support behind the $8.5 billion regional transportation sales tax vote. "The number one reason, year in and year out, that people tell us they don't come to more games is because of the traffic," said a VP of the Braves. (Atlanta Journal Constitution; 11live video)

The combination of a bad economy coupled with infrastructure improvements has reduced traffic congestion in Auckland to 2004 levels. (New Zealand Herald)

Could New York's MTA deploy giant tunnel fans to cool down sweltering subway platforms? (NY1)

The story behind the ticket that put New Jersey's red light traffic camera program into legal limbo. (Star Ledger)

European airplane maker Airbus is building its first American plant in Alabama. (Marketplace)

The number of uninsured drivers in Texas has dropped dramatically from a year ago — more than 38 percent — thanks in part to a 4-year-old program aimed at getting those drivers either insured or off the road. (Dallas Morning News)

A Spanish syndicate of six banks has agreed to help finance a high-speed train line under construction in Saudi Arabia that will connect the cities of Mecca, Jeddah and Medina. (Wall Street Journal)

Is the stick shift making a comeback among younger drivers? (Detroit Free Press)

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