Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 08:15 AM
TOP STORIES ON TN:
11 Traffic Deaths In 15 Days, de Blasio Vows to Take Action (link)
Silver Line's Final Safety Testing Scheduled for End of This Month (link)
The Boss Sings About The George Washington Bridge (link)
What Happens When a 140-Year-Old Water Main Bursts (link)
Email from the Christie administration: the governor's office will hire the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP "to assist with the internal review announced by Governor Christie last week and to further cooperate with the U.S. Attorney inquiry."
Meanwhile, the op-eds keep on rolling: "New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a long record of disdain for the commuters in the northern part of the Garden State." (Observer)
In other news: the house held a bruising, three-hour long hearing about California's high-speed rail project. Sample quote: "If you're hell-bent on spending the money, start somewhere that needs something." (SacBee)
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Long Island Rail Road workers are a step closer to a strike, now that the MTA has rejected the recommendations of a federal mediation board. (Newsday)
In Houston, three hit-and-run crashes have left three bicyclists dead in less than three months. (KUHF)
And Texas has identified a location for a possible high-speed rail train station in Houston. (KUHF)
Governor Cuomo will propose putting $67 million into bike and pedestrian path projects across New York state. (Times Union)
San Francisco's growing pedestrian fatality problem is getting more attention. (SF Chronicle)
Seattle's tunnel boring machine is still stranded underground, blocked by a yet-to-be-identified barrier. (Seattle Times)
Opinion: Could tech shuttles solve Bay Area’s transit problem? (WSJ/Marketwatch)