Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 08:00 AM
TOP STORIES ON TN:
Families Coalesce to Push Beyond De Blasio's 'Vision Zero' Plan (link)
When Will New York's Bike Share Expand? "Not Ready to Say Yet." Check out the robust comments section, too. (link)
Long Island Rail Road Labor Talks Reach Heated Words Phase (link)
So Much For That NJ Transit Hearing (link)
Sneckdowns, D.C. Edition (link)
Vision Zero Gets a Rally, a Hearing and a Town Hall (link)
Another day, another conflict of interest problem for Port Authority chairman David Samson. (The Record)
The new L.A. light rail line connecting the city to the San Gabriel Valley is now 50% complete. (SCPR)
Federal officials have given California a three-month extension to come up with more state funding for its high-speed rail project. (L.A. Times)
Railroads have agreed to new crude oil safety standards. (The Hill)
A tale of two speed limits: according to former aides, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is an aggressive driver. (Capital NY)
NJ Transit will have a special board meeting today to approve Ronnie Hakim as its new executive director. (NJT)
Listen: what if NYC's subway turnstiles could make music? LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy isn't giving up on his longtime plan (WNYC first covered it back in 2012). Check out what it could sound like, below. (WSJ)
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Love writing? Love riding trains for free? Listen up: Amtrak has begun a "writers’ residencies" program. All aboard! (The Wire)
Check out this WBEZ ride along on a Chicago-to-Mexico bus.
The NYPD has a 'one tow fits all' policy when it comes to illegally parked vehicles in strict no-parking zones. That includes you, FBI agents. (NYT)
Sing it with me: this past weekend, Everybody was pothole fighting / those DOTs were fast as lightning / In fact, it was a little bit frightening / But they fought with expert timing
Drivers: 50 #pothole crews out citywide today. Be patient with them as they work to improve your roads!— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) February 23, 2014
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