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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 07:32 AM

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A tolled elevated cycleway connecting Pasadena and South Pasadena along present day Edmondson Alley in the L.A. area, Calif. (Wikimedia Commons/Wikimedia Commons)

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TOP STORIES ON TN: 

It's baaack. Perfluorocarbons will again be released in the NYC subway system today as part of an counter-terrorism air flow test. (Link

Hail an ice cream truck like a taxi today in 33 cities around the world. It's the latest customer recruitment drive from Uber. (Link)

 

LINKS FROM AROUND THE WEB:

Motor City is bankrupt. Detroit's filing is thousands of pages of with 100,000 creditors. (Free Press

The filing is under Chapter 9, a special kind of bankruptcy for municipalities. (AtlanticCities)

The Senate will take up a key transpo appropriations bill next week. (The Hill)

Seattle's Link transit system released some ridership numbers (and charts!) Things are looking up. (SeattleTransit via TransportPolitic)

Nissan Leaf sales are high, leaving dealer inventories low. (Gas2)

Related: Some thoughts on why Toyota and GM are pushing hydrogen. Hint: expecting gov't incentives. (Gas2)

A freight train derailed overnight in the Bronx, snarling the morning commute into Manhattan because Metro North trains share tracks with freight. (NYTimes)

A nice piece on Mark Aesch, transit whisperer, who fixes struggling bus systems by improving customer experience. (AtlanticCities)

Charlotte, N.C. broke ground on the Lynx light rail extension that will double the length of the Blue Line. (WFAE)

The railway involved in the Quebec explosion lays off 79 of 179 workers. (Bangor Daily News)

Check out new renderings of a plan for a car-free Market Street in San Francisco. (Streetsblog)

Nigeria is planning to amend a 1957 railway act to allow private trains in a bid to spur new investment. (Railway Gazette

Friday fun pic: in 1897 the bicycle elevated superhighway pictured above was the future of transit. The story is chronicled in detail, even with a modern map, by Brian Merchant of Motherboard. (Link

 

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Comments [1]

Tom from Tallahassee

When William F. Buckley ran for mayor of New York City in, I beieve, 1965, one of his ideas was to build an elevated north-south bicycle expressway with access ramps every 10 blocks for non-motorized commuters. He described this in his book "The Unmaking of a Mayor." Because we were still in the age of "See the USA in Your Chevrolet," the idea was panned. I've often thought that on that score, he hit it right, and that if it had been built, it would today be an integral part of commuting. Other high-density cities might even have copied it.

Jul. 22 2013 02:35 PM

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