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: GAO to Question California Bullet Train Project, DC Knew Metro's Brakes Were Flawed, Airlines Expand Overhead Bins
Friday, March 09, 2012 - 09:05 AM
Top stories on TN:
Boehner: We’ll Work with Senate if GOP Balks on Highway Bill (Link)
The Next New York Cabs? For the Outer Boroughs, City Eyes Green Cabs (Link)
Houston’s Electric Car Drivers Have a New Place to Power Up (Link)
South Florida Should be a Cyclists’ Haven — But It Isn’t (Link)
SURVEY: Californians Favor High Speed Rail, But With Wide Variations (Link)
DC's Metro has known for six years that some of its rail cars have brake parts that fail sooner than expected, but didn't replace the parts because it didn't have the money. (Washington Post)
The federal GAO is looking into California's high-speed rail program. (Sacramento Bee)
More on the transpo bill from Politico.
For the first time since 1931, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is going to build two bridges at the same time. (Star-Ledger)
Britain is rolling out rail smart cards nationwide. (BBC)
Scenes from a subway shutdown: hundreds of NY subway workers are deployed when the MTA does overnight repairs. (Wall Street Journal)
Airlines are expanding overhead bins to fit on more carry-on bags. (AP)
And the FAA says planes will continue to get more crowded -- and tickets more expensive. (Marketplace)
Boston's transit system -- which needs to plug a $161 million deficit -- is cracking down on fare cheats. (Boston Herald)
The Dutch are building a prototype of a "superbus" that looks like a giant leech and is capable of going 155 mph. Atlantic Cities has the story and a video.