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TN Moving Stories: DC Metro Crime Up, Big Dig Tunnel Light Down, and New York's Bike Share Program Makes Progress

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 09:00 AM

One-quarter of those arrested on the DC Metro are younger than 20, and the transit agency has hit a five-year high in the number of rapes, robberies and assaults. (WAMU)

Criticism continued over news that state transportation officials did not immediately reveal that a light fixture fell inside a Big Dig tunnel last month. (WBUR)

Crain's New York reports the city has chosen two (or three!) finalists for its bike share program.

Flint (MI) built a $8.1-million parking deck -- and it's now surrounded by a sea of free street parking, making the city's financial investment in the structure shaky. (Flint Journal)

The FAA and US airlines are watching Japan's radiation plume to ensure that planes avoid the cloud. (Marketplace)

GM plans to temporarily close a plant in Louisiana because it can't get enough parts from Japan. (NY Times)

Top Transportation Nation stories we're following: Central Park is center stage for NYC's bike crackdown. Florida Governor Rick Scott is a man with a port plan. And: we mull the ethics of using a subway seat as a bag rest -- while the injured rider stands.

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