Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: Senate Approves Pipeline Safety Bill, London Bus Stops All Have Real-Time Info, and Did The BlackBerry Outage Lower Traffic Crashes?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 08:46 AM
Top stories on TN:
The US DOT handed out nearly $1 billion in transit grants. (Link)
Rep. Mica on FAA shutdown: been there, done that, don't want to do it again. (Link)
Orbitz was fined for deceptive ad practices. (Link)
Last week's BlackBerry outage might be linked to a drop in traffic crashes. (Streetsblog)
The Senate approved a pipeline safety bill after a hold was dropped. (Los Angeles Times)
Could the Tappan Zee Bridge be High Lined? Probably not, but fun to imagine. (NY Times)
Electric cars are so popular with business travelers that Hertz is adding more to its fleet. (Marketplace)
How will Seattle replace its aging bridges? Not through a proposed $60 hike in car fees. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Real-time info is now available for every London bus stop. (Transit Wire)
A proposal to provide free transit service for San Francisco’s youth has some serious roadblocks -- namely a $13.2 million price tag and Clipper card incompatibility. (San Francisco Examiner)
NYC tries to coordinate street construction work via website. (NY Observer)
One plug to rule them all: automakers sign on to a single charging protocol. (Autopia)