New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is really looking forward to working with the new head of the MTA, whatever his first name is. (NY Magazine)
Wall Street Journal op-ed: American taxpayers might have rescued General Motors, but it's the Chinese who are benefiting. (Link)
Meanwhile, the automaker withdrew an ad running on Canadian television that features vocals from a 1938 recording referring to China as "the land of Fu Manchu" where people say "ching ching, chop suey." (BBC)
North Dakota is aiming to spend a record amount of money on road work this year -- mainly on roads in the oil patch area. (Bismarck Tribune)
Q&A with JSK: New York City's transportation commissioner talks about what's left on her to-do list in the waning days of the Bloomberg administration. (Crain's New York Business)
Pimp my walk, 19th-century style: "The Victorian walking stick was the Swiss Army Knife of the pre-automotive era." (The Smart Set; h/t @tomvanderbilt)
Side benefit of being born in a Mexico City Metro station: free transit for life. (El Universal; in Spanish)
A Spanish company is producing bicycles made out of pieces of cars found in junkyards. (Fast CoExist; video)
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