TN MOVING STORIES: Auto Sales Hit 4-Year High, SEPTA Rider Jams Cell Phone Conversations

Friday, March 02, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Top stories on TN:
NYC To Get Rid of Some Taxi TV’s (Link)
People DO Litter Less Without Subway Trash Cans. But They’re Not Happy About It (Link)
In the Bay Area, Transit Signs are Surprisingly Poor (Link)

A toll booth on the Verrazano being taken down (image courtesy of NY MTA)

Despite rising gas prices, February auto sales hit a four-year high. (Detroit Free Press)

Ray LaHood says he expects new rear-visibility regulations will be issued by the end of the year. (NPR)

Companies are adding natural gas vehicles to their trucking fleets. (NPR)

Senate Democrats and House Republicans are set to battle over transportation legislation that could have the same political dynamics as the payroll tax holiday. (The Hill)

One SEPTA bus rider in Philadelphia is fed up with listening to other passengers' cell phone conversations -- and he's firing up his internet-purchased cell phone jammer. (NBC 10; h/t Transit Wire)

United and Continental will merge their reservations systems tonight. (Marketplace)

Does the new Lorax movie speak for the trees -- or for SUVs? (The Takeaway; TN's cover is here)

AAA -- which sued the Port Authority over toll increases last year -- is backing a bill that would give the US DOT the ability to nix the agency's future toll hikes. (Staten Island Advance)

Meanwhile, the Port Authority is filing civil lawsuits against 20 alleged toll scofflaws from New Jersey on the agency’s "Wall of Shame." (Star-Ledger; list here in pdf.)

Westchester County residents got their chance to weigh in at a public hearing about the Tappan Zee Bridge project. (

New York's MTA dismantled three unused toll booths on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge last month -- and you can watch the process via time-lapse photography, below.


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