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TN MOVING STORIES: Toronto's Transit Battle, Auto Sales Get Off To a Slow Start in China, BP Settles Suit

Monday, March 05, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Top stories on TN:
Buy Your Own Authentic Wooden NYC Subway Benches (Link)
Electric Bikes Get Rolling in D.C. (Link)
GM Halts Production of Chevy Volt for Five Weeks Due to Poor Sales (Link)
Will Developer Genting Pay for Transit to a New Queens Convention Center? (Link)
Metro Won’t Remove ‘Go To Hell Barack’ Subway Ad, Despite Congressman’s Objections (Link)
Nassau’s Private Bus Company to Cut Service (Link)

Lego bike share station (photo by Planetgordon.com via flickr)

BP has settled with Gulf Coast residents for $7.8 billion, and the news has sent the company's stock price rising. (AP)

Meanwhile, BP and other companies are expanding deepwater drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. (New York Times)

Toronto's mayor and city council are battling for control of that city's transit agency. (Globe and Mail)

IBM takes "Smarter Cities" -- its urban infrastructure management system -- to Rio. (New York Times)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduled a vote for noon Tuesday on a cloture motion to shut off debate on the pending highway bill. (The Hill)

And what happens if Congress fails to authorize transportation beyond 3/31? "Stalled construction projects, unfilled potholes, idled buses and — in theory — lower gas prices." (Politico)

San Francisco is mulling ways to better connect neighborhoods in the city's southeast to transit, and they run about $300 - $400 million. (San Francisco Examiner)

The number of British 17-year-olds taking the driving test is continuing to fall; meanwhile, sales of rail and bus cards are soaring. (The Guardian)

Automobile sales in China, the world’s biggest car market, may be having their worst start in seven years as a slowing economy and record gasoline prices keep consumers away from dealerships. (Bloomberg)

Bicycle food delivery men in New York City: dodging traffic, risking injury, getting ticketed, and making less than minimum wage. (New York Times)

Gas prices in the Northeast could rise faster than in other parts of the country because of the closure of up to four refineries. (Boston Globe)

Want to see what a bike share station looks like, rendered in Lego? Pedal over to Brooklyn Spoke.

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