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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 08:03 AM

A poodle on an Amtrak train (Hollywood Poodle/flickr)

TOP STORIES ON TN:

Wednesday's East Harlem building collapse temporarily halted Metro-North service in Manhattan. (link)

Despite NYC's electric bike ban, restaurant workers ride on. (link)

THURSDAY LINKS:

U.S. investigators suspect the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location. "As of Wednesday it remained unclear whether the plane reached an alternate destination or if it ultimately crashed." (WSJ)

A driver attempting to evade a drunk driving stop plowed through dozens of SXSW attendees, killing two of them and injuring 23. (Statesman)

London is testing pedestrian crossing sensors that will give people more time to cross if there are large crowds. (Daily Mail)

Calling all Boston transit riders: the MBTA's experiment with late-night service starts March 28. (WBUR)

A tanker filled with thousands of gallons of gas crashed in Newark, delaying NJ Transit trains heading into Penn Station. (Star-Ledger)

Someone brought a drone to the East Harlem building collapse and shot footage. Pics and video at NYDN.

A Chicago-area task force has come up with two plans to overhaul the region's transit system. (Chicago Tribune)

Wondering about New Jersey's recent decision banning Tesla's direct sales model? Tune into the Brian Lehrer Show this morning. (WNYC)

Amtrak's writers' residency program is accepting applications. (CNN)

  • And writers, don't whine about the fine print. "Were you or were you not just afforded the opportunity to be one of a handful of people to BOARD A STEEL BEAST AND RIDE IT ACROSS THE IRON SPINE OF THE GREATEST GODDAMN COUNTRY IN GOD’S ENTIRE GODDAMN SUN-FILLED GREEN EARTH?" (The Toast)
  • You know who is complaining? Some Republican legislators, who view Amtrak's program as a waste of government money. (The Hill)

I see we're having a good morning commute, D.C. Metro riders.

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