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TN MOVING STORIES: Japanese Automakers Recall 3 Million Cars, Capital Bikeshare Sets Another Record, Stun Gun Breaks Up BART Fight

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 08:51 AM

NJ Transit: We’re Being More Transparent About Sandy Recovery (link)
Revived: Idea To Send NYC Subway Line To New Jersey (link)
San Francisco Airport Bans Rideshare App Companies from Taxi Line (link)
Contractors To Pay For Repairs To Beleaguered Maryland Transit Hub (link)

Toyota, Honda and Nissan recalled at least 3 million vehicles worldwide due to an airbag defect. (Bloomberg)

This morning at 9am: City Council speaker -- and New York mayoral hopeful -- Christine Quinn presents her vision for mass transit in New York. Her hashtag: #cqtransit. TN's tweeting reporter: Jim O'Grady.

President Obama's 2014 budget proposal calls for Congress to approve $50 billion in immediate spending on U.S. highways and $40 billion on long-distance railways. (The Hill)

Faulty bolts used in the construction of a new span of the Bay Bridge might have been damaged by rainwater. And: since they don't know how they're going to fix the problem, Caltrans engineers said they can't guarantee the bridge will open as scheduled on Labor Day. (KQED)

After breaking another ridership record on Tuesday (a Tuesday!!), Capital Bikeshare is getting closer to its first 10,000 rider day. (DCist)

Tolls for the new Tappan Zee Bridge might be collected in Rockland County -- which is making the residents of South Nyack unhappy. (Journal News)

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Design Boston's new map! The MBTA is having a contest -- but there's a catch: "the MBTA owns everything, lock, stock and barrel. You, on the other hand — no longer owning the rights to your own hard work — probably can’t even put it in your portfolio." (Transit Maps; h/t Transit Wire)

Abu Dhabi: jaywalking pedestrians will be held responsible in the event of an accident. (XPress)

A woman used a stun gun to break up a fight over a seat aboard a BART train. Police called it "a case of our patrons looking out for one another and taking care of each other." (San Francisco Chronicle)

China's former high-speed rail minister has been formally charged with corruption. (New York Times)

The aftermath of a train accident that killed 50 school children in Egypt last November: "Nothing's been done to make this crossing safer. This country is full of corruption. I put bones and flesh in bags that day. Nobody has forgotten what happened here." (Los Angeles Times)

Data viz alert: mapping Oyster Card swipes. (TimeOut; video)

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