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TN Moving Stories: Election Outcome Stops HSR Work in Wisconsin, Top Int'l Transit Systems, and What Cuomo's Plan Now?

Friday, November 05, 2010 - 08:10 AM

Outgoing Wisconsin governor halts work on its high-speed rail line "temporarily" after rail opponent Scott Walker's victory in the governor's race (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).  Walker repeated his vow this week that he would kill the project.

On today's Brian Lehrer Show, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) talks about what this week's election might mean for the future of transportation legislation.

Capital New York asks: post-campaign, will Cuomo get serious about public transportation?

Taxi drivers in New York want a 19% fare hike--which means the base fare would increase to $3. (New York Daily News)

Does Jim Oberstar have a future in Washington after all? Say, in the Department of Transportation? Let the guessing begin! (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

The Transport Politic tries to assess John Mica's transportation goals, but points out that "he will have to operate within a labyrinthine system of conflicting goals and limited funds. Whether he — or anyone — will get anything done under those conditions remains an open question."

AOL ranks the top ten international transit systems. You go, Curitiba, Brazil!

The victory celebration for the San Francisco Giants shattered records for both BART and Caltrain. (San Francisco Chronicle)

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