Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
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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)
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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)
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)