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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 09:35 PM

RAGBRAI: an annual 468-mile bike ride across Iowa (Airman Magazine/flickr)

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TOP STORIES ON TN:

Plane Scare as Landing Gear Malfunctions on LGA Runway (link)

A "Quick Fix" Could Open the SF Bay Bridge on Labor Day (link)

MTA Restoring Service on Some Lines (link)

LINKS FROM ELSEWHERE:

New York's MTA is planning transit for "millennials:" they work at odd hours, they ride the subway late at night, and they're technology-dependent. (NYT, WSJ)

San Francisco wants to rein in private shuttle buses that ferry workers to Silicon Valley. (Next City)

The White House is threatening to veto a $44 billion budget for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development under consideration by House Republicans. (The Hill)

A House panel wants to kill off a federal program that funds energy efficient vehicles. Reason: lawmakers say they need the money to fight wildfires. (Detroit News)

Tokyo commuters pushed a 32-ton train car -- yes, you read that right -- out of the way to free a trapped woman. (CNN International)

Ontario halted work on a $1.4 billion highway project after discovering hundreds of girders weren't up to code. (CBC)

In New Jersey's rush to rebuild the shore, is the state repeating development mistakes that left it vulnerable to Sandy in the first place? (NJ Spotlight, NJPR)

Hitting the (bike) trail: three NPR political reporters are biking across Iowa while on vacation -- so they can see more of the state they didn't get to cover during presidential campaigns while simultaneously participating in a famous statewide bike ride. (NPR)

Observations from a day spent riding Beijing's subway: "The doors on the left side are the only ones that ever open, meaning that the other half are completely redundant. They could have used the space for more seats. Or perhaps some padded chaise lounges." (Vice)

A Chilean commuter train-riding stray dog found a forever home after a photo of him sleeping across Metro seats went viral. (Dog Heirs)

Boston transit embroidery, via Instagram.

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