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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Waiting for a bus in San Francisco (Michael Ocampo/flickr)

TOP STORIES ON TN:

Delta Changes Frequent-Flier Program, Social Media Erupts (link)

D.C., Maryland and Virginia Pledge $75 Million For Metro Upgrades (link)

Queens Business Owners Dreading 7 Train Service Changes (link)

FRIDAY LINKS:

D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare won't be expanding into College Park because a major equipment supplier filed for bankruptcy. (Washington Post)

Google will pay $6.8 million to provide free transit passes for San Francisco kids. "The donation, the largest ever from a nongovernment entity to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, will fund an existing pilot program that allows low- and middle-income San Francisco kids ages 5 to 17 to ride Muni for free." (SF Chronicle)

California's governor wants the state's high-speed rail project to be funded in part from cap-and-trade revenue. (L.A. Times)

As investigators dig into Wednesday's cop shooting, one fact stands out: Brooklyn's B46 has the most incidents of any bus line in the city. (WNYC)

Two dogs jacked a truck in Oklahoma and went on a joyride. (Fox23)

Pedestrian fatalities are sharply rising in the Dallas area. (Dallas Morning News)

A section of West 97th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side will be renamed for a four-year-old girl killed there last year. (NYDN)

New Jersey state police broke up an international carjacking ring that sent stolen luxury cars from the NY-NJ area to West Africa. (Star-Ledger)

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How did Sweden reduce road deaths so dramatically? A Vision Zero explainer, from The Economist.

A 91-year old Holocaust survivor was killed by a school bus in Maryland. (WaPo)

Kevin Bacon: actor, New Yorker, transit rider. Likes: subway musicians. Dislikes: weekend schedule changes. (AM NY)

Discuss: Americans are driving less. Should we stop building new roads? (Atlantic Cities)

How an old law caused a salt shortage in New Jersey. (NPR)

Houston's Metro finally has a permanent CEO. (KUHF)

A Connecticut man is suing NYC and Citi Bike for $15 million after crashing on a bike share bike. It's probably the bike share system's first personal injury lawsuit. (NYDN)

True confessions from a man who spent a week as an Uber driver, and witnessed, well, pretty much what most taxi drivers see. "It's an understanding, arrived at with no words: We'll never see each other again, therefore you may act like an animal." (GQ)

Elevated bicycle roundabout. In the Netherlands, of course. (h/t Treehugger)

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