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TN MOVING STORIES: House Republicans to Present Transportation Bill, MBTA Considers Audio Ads, and Cincinnati Eyeing Battery-Powered Streetcars

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 08:57 AM

House Republicans are expected to present a long-term transportation bill that will cut funding for highways and mass transit by almost one third. (Washington Post)

A public-private partnership in Michigan, formed to upgrade a bridge between Detroit and Canada, has devolved into a lawsuit. (Marketplace)

Detroit's Ambassador Bridge (Ryan Bayne/Flickr)

Want to make a city more bike-friendly? Make its transit system bike friendly, too. (New York Times)

Cincinnati may adopt a battery-powered streetcar system. (Cincinnati.com)

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is considering selling audio ads on transit that would be triggered by GPS technology. When the bus passes a particular business, an ad for that shop could play over the vehicle’s loudspeaker.(Boston Globe)

The White House will announce today that the mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, will be appointed the new director of the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers. (Detroit Free Press)

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