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TN MOVING STORIES: Boston's Big Dig Left Big Debt, California Bullet Train Project Drops Anaheim Station

Monday, April 09, 2012 - 09:00 AM

Top stories on TN:
Killed While Cycling: Why So Few Fatal Bike Crashes Lead to Arrest in NYC (link)
New York Officials Await Green Light for Project to Allow for Bigger Ships (link)
New Yorkers Check out Taxi of Tomorrow (link)
Anxiety Looms in the Livery Industry as Borough Taxi Permit Sale Nears (link)
Bakken Oil Field Traffic’s Tolls on Country Roads (link)
Slideshow: New York’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” on Display at New York Auto Show (link)

Subway platform in Warsaw (photo by foTOmo via Flickr)

Metro riders may get smaller-than-expected fare hikes, after DC's transit agency found an extra $16 million. (Washington Post)

Has Toronto's mayor been fighting for the wrong subway line? “We’ve got to turn our attention back to the core, where the density is,” says one planner. (Toronto Star)

Boston's Big Dig project has "left a gaping financial hole in the state's transportation budget that isn't likely to be filled anytime soon." (AP via Bloomberg Business Week)

California's high-speed rail project has dropped a link to Anaheim from its current, $68-billion plan. (Los Angeles Times)

Nearly 650 comments were submitted to government entities about the Tappan Zee Bridge project; now federal and New York State officials have three months to respond. (Journal News)

Winnipeg launched a new BRT system this weekend. (Winnipeg Free Press)

New York's former traffic commissioner, Sam Schwartz, knows that his plan to toll the East River Bridges isn't an easy sell. (Crain's New York Business)

Detroit residents are getting creative with the city's vacant land: some lots are being turned into gardens, some homeowners are fencing the vacant lots next to their houses to create suburban-size parcels for themselves. (Detroit Free Press)

New York City agencies are spending money washing official vehicles at a car wash empire that is currently being investigated for allegedly illegal labor practices. (New York Daily News)

Good luck trying to recreate French parenting in the states: you'll spend your lives driving your children around in your car. "My gas bill grown astronomically because of the chauffeuring, (and) my waist size has also multiplied from walking less and eating more," writes one recently returned expat. (New York Times)

Slideshow: subway platforms from around the world. Check out Warsaw and Prague! (Atlantic Cities)

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