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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 08:06 AM

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 08:00 AM
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By ALEX GOLDMARK
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Rendering of Vanderbilt Street in Midtown Manhattan as a pedestrian plaza. Rendering of Vanderbilt Street in Midtown Manhattan as a pedestrian plaza.
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TOP STORIES ON TN: 

Here's an audio day-on-the-mayoral-campaign-trail with ex-NY MTA chief Joe Lhota. Don't miss the "lightning round." (Link)

How a happy crab helped cut pedestrian fatalities in half. (Link)

A celeb doctor and a plumber helped save a pedestrian after a cabbie jumped the curb in NYC. (Link)

Amtrak made a smart call to let tunnels flood during Sandy. (Link)

 

LINKS FROM ELSEWHERE: 

Tesla's Model S roadster is safe. So safe some news outlets say it got the highest rating ever, and others report it broke testing equipment. (DetroitBureauAllThingsD

It's unclear if that rating would changed if Tesla does go ahead with the plan to eliminate side mirrors. (Gas2)

More on why millennials are ditching cars and redefining ownership, this time from Youth Radio. (NPR)

Bike share docks are popping up in San Francisco. Launch is weeks away. (Streetsblog)

Chicago transportation funding could be tied to ridership increases. (Tribune)

The 100+ year old sport of bike polo is booming. (NPR)

KALW hosts a discussion on how much the Calif. energy market since Enron. (Link)

How Google Maps the world: it pays Florida residents $27 a mile to carry 40-pound camera backpacks. One walker likes it because she's lost weight. (AP, via NextCity)


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