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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Distracted walking on a Manhattan highway (Elvert Barnes/flickr)

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TOP STORIES ON TN:

Fewer U.S. Bridges Being Repaired, One in Nine Still "Structurally Deficient" (link)

We Like Buses, but Not the TLC, say NYC Mayoral Candidates (link)

Mass Protests in Brazil Win Bus Fare Reductions (link)

Meet San Francisco's $82,000 Parking Spot (link)

LINKS FROM ELSEWHERE:

A transit 'lockbox' bill passed New York's Senate and Assembly; it now moves to Governor Cuomo. But it's unclear if he'll sign it. (MTR)

For several years, emergency intercoms weren’t working in scores of D.C. Metro cars. (Washington Post)

'Walking while distracted' injuries are on the rise. "In just one example, people who were using their cell phones while walking 'were less likely to notice a clown on a unicycle' that passed by. One in three people don't put their phones down even to cross a busy street." (Atlantic)

Metro-North track inspectors found flaws in New Haven's rail line before last month's crash. (CT Post)

The draft transportation bill coming out of California's House would deny funding to high-speed rail. (SacBee)

Spike Lee and Walt Frazier don't want Madison Square Garden to move. (WNYC)

Tesla recalled hundreds of cars -- and their stock price went up. Twist! (WSJ MarketWatch)

Ridership on Cleveland's BRT line is booming -- and has boosted the neighborhood. (Post-Gazette)

The flashing lights (if reinstated) on New York's Select Bus Service could be ... purple. (New York Times)

Boston's transit agency pays twice as much for bus maintenance as most other transit agencies in the country. (Globe)

The Regional Water Quality Control Board in San Diego denied a permit Wednesday night for a five-mile extension of the 241 toll road. (SCPR)

When NYC mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis brought up his monorail plan in yesterday's debate, a number of TN readers mentioned a certain episode of "The Simpsons." Readers, I give to you a scene from "Marge vs. the Monorail." (Which aired 20 years ago.)

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