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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 08:00 AM

TOP STORIES ON TN:

Future L.A. Rail Line Will Test New Metro Policy (link)

Thousands of New York Bridges Structurally Deficient (link)

By Oct. 1, Most D.C. Taxicabs Will Take Credit Cards (link)

THURSDAY LINKS:

Amtrak began notifying employees nationwide that without cost-sharing agreements in place by 10/1, service could end on some local routes and jobs could be abolished. (Times-Union)

Meanwhile, with a year to go before the transportation bill runs out, groups are already mounting a full-court Congressional press. (Politico)

Hong Kong's subway has a 99.9% on-time rate, and is now bidding to run rail systems in other cities worldwide. Bonus points if you can name the New Yorker involved. (WSJ)

BART strikewatch update: unions said they made concessions during contract talks and BART management said they don’t go far enough. (San Francisco Business Times)

Denmark is raising taxes for seven oil companies operating in the North Sea. How will it use the proceeds? To improve the country's rail system. (Reuters)

Well, New Yorkers now know who won't be the taxi commissioner in a de Blasio administration, per an Azi tweet.

An Ottawa-bound bus crashed into a commuter train, leaving six dead in Canada. (CBC)

Connecticut is debating stricter driving laws for teens. (WNPR)

Tesla is adding to its supercharging network in Florida. (WMFE)

Meet the man who designed the latest iteration of D.C.'s subway map. He also designed D.C.'s first subway map. (WaPo)

Scientists discovered a new species of legless lizard, including one that lives at Los Angeles's airport. And yes, there's a difference between a legless lizard and a snake. (LA Times)

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