TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 08:51 AM

Detail of inforgraphic from GOOD about biking in America (GOOD)

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In a national first, the NY MTA is issuing "catastrophe bonds," asking investors to bet against another Sandy storm surge. (Link)

In NYC, neighborhood complaints killed a plan for BRT-Lite to LGA airport. (Link)

There are 200 bridges in Washington State that are "fracture-critical" and of those, several have been hit like the one that fell. Report: (Link)

Maryland's new transportation secretary views transit as a priority. (Link)

A report calls on the NY/NJ Port Authority to open its budget process. (Link)



A bill that would pay for modernizing the state’s transportation system is back before the Mass legislature. (

New report says Keystone XL will raise gas prices in U.S. midwest by 20-40 cents per gallon. (Gas2)

After Wash. state republicans refused to pay for a long planned Columbia River bridge plan, local organizers began making their own plans. (NY Times)

Twin Cities Metro Transit is using a little data science to cut down on fare evasion. (Star Tribune)

Reason.TV laments the loss of the the Fung Wah bus as misdirected innovation-stifiling government intervention. Also, "An unintended consequence of the regulatory onslaught is that higher ticket prices will lead fewer travelers to forgo their cars for the bus, making them far more likely to die on the highway." (Link)

Related: the first two minutes of the Reason video report gives a concise history of Greyhound, from a free market slant. (Video)

Ace transpo reporter Micki Maynard (and regular guest on TN partner The Takeaway) is turning to Kickstarter to fund the research for her upcoming ebook on why people are driving less, Curbing Cars (Kickstarter)

How tiny parks can make a big difference. (Grist

The world's largest building opens for business in China. (Gizmag)

"People driving luxury cars are more likely to fail to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and to engage in other unethical, antisocial behavior." (Streetsblog)

GOOD whipped up an infographic on biking in America (detail above full version here).

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