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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 08:22 AM

TOP STORIES ON TN:

NYC's Mayor Unveils "Vision Zero" Plans (link)

Embattled NJ Transit Head Leaving (link)

Someone's Got To Shovel It (link)

Virginia's New Transportation Chief Has Both Money And Long List Of Projects (link)

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Following a deadly crash in December, the NTSB is recommending that Metro-North install cameras that can record audio and video in trains and make permanent speed restriction signs along right-of-ways. (NTSB)

There's yet another conflict of interest case between the private law firm of Port Authority chair David Samson and the state of New Jersey -- this one involving a park-and-ride lot leased to NJ Transit for $1. Quote of the day: "The tentacles of Wolff & Samson have infiltrated so many aspects of the public transportation system in New Jersey." (The Record)

Read the letter outgoing NJ Transit head Jim Weinstein sent staff yesterday, which cites the agency's experience during the Super Bowl. "You should be proud." (The Record)

Building a 2.25 mile bus rapid transit line in Arlington, Virginia, could cost at least $10.26 million -- and that's before it's converted to a streetcar line, as planned. (WaPo)

Forty thousand tons of road salt bound for New Jersey are stuck in Maine. Here's hoping that storm #15 doesn't hit the Northeast for a while. (NYT)

Virginia Tech received a grant to develop vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology. (GizMag)

Your daily fantasy: check out a map of what the Los Angeles subway system could look like in 2040. (KPCC)

Chicago's transit authority will upgrade its wireless network to accommodate 4G technology. (Chicagoist)

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