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TN MOVING STORIES: House Transpo Bill May Not Come Until April, San Francisco's Parking Experiment Is Paying Off, 70's Oil Shock Deja Vu

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 08:06 AM

 Top stories on TN:
An App For Finding NYC Subway Art (Link)
January 2012: Most On Time January in 18 Years (Link)
LaHood: Gateway Tunnel “Absolutely Critical” To NY/NJ Region (Link)
In Houston, Transportation Costs Can Outpace Housing Costs (Link)

San Francisco parking meter -- old school version (photo by Albert Huynh via flickr)

The House will not take up the Senate’s transportation bill and its own version won’t hit the floor until mid-April at the earliest. (Politico)

A New Jersey Assembly committee now has subpoena power to investigate the Port Authority's finances. (Star-Ledger)

San Francisco's parking experiment -- raising the price of meters on the city’s most crowded blocks and lowering them on its emptiest block -- are having the desired effect in some areas. (New York Times)

But the mayor of that city has a message for high school teens: don't get a car yet, "because there ain’t no parking.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

The cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge and how much travelers might have to pay to cross it won’t be known until this summer at the earliest. (Journal News)

NJ Transit will seek federal funds to help improve its aging infrastructure and "crippling delays." (Wall Street Journal)

Revenue from speed cameras in Maryland's Prince Georges County has outpaced the county's expectations. (Washington Examiner)

In the 39 years since the first of the 1970s oil shocks, "it still looks like the 1970s out there. The transportation sector of the economy remains almost entirely beholden to petroleum, much of it imported from unfriendly countries." (Washington Post)

The New York State Senate's majority leader sent a letter to the head of the NY MTA telling him that the Senate's move to reduce the authority's budget is rooted in concern about the M.T.A.'s "staggering" debt-load. (Capital NY)

Researchers are trying to determine how to build a safer intersection. Issue #1: how to handle the "dilemma zone" -- the moment when the light turns yellow and drivers must decide whether to stop or not.  (Atlantic Cities)

 

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