TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

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NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes (link

Orlando Steps Up To Make Its Streets More Pedestrian-Friendly (link

D.C. Increasing Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs (link


No, New Yorkers, you don't have to pay $50 to get your lost property back from the MTA. Tourists, you too. But a scammer is trying to make people think you do. (NY Post

The Port Authority is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC wants to know why the authority spent $1.8 billion to pay for road repair projects, including "the $1 billion upgrade to the Pulaski Skyway, a state-owned bridge that connects Newark and Jersey City and is not operated or maintained by the Port Authority." (

Glow-in-the-dark highways are so yesterday. The real cutting edge is interactive road signs. (CityLab)  

An LA group wants to cap most parking violations at $23, and put all the money into a dedicated pot for "'transportation infrastructure,' including sidewalk repairs, parking and street signage, electric vehicle charging stations and other improvements."  (LA Times

After a long organizing campaign, more than 12,000 contract workers at New York-area airports are getting a pay bump. Now earning less than $9 an hour, they'll get a $1 an hour raise in July, and a raise to $10.10 an hour next year. (NY Daily News)

All our patent are belong to you: Tesla makes its patents open source. (Business Week

A railway workers strike in France, now it its third day, is causing travel chaos throughout the country, with fewer than one in four inter-city trains running. And chaos bonus: Air France ground crews are planning a strike Sunday. (France 24)

Uh oh: cities with bikeshare programs see a rise in cyclist head injuries. Seattle and Boston are planning helmet vending machines (and yes, they'll be cleaned after each use). Riders in New York, DC and Minneapolis, you're on your own. (WaPo

Streets in Oakland's low-income communities will be the first to flood when sea levels rise - "not only with water but also with a toxic stew of industrial runoff and sewage." (New America Media

Residents and store owners in New York's Chinatown are sick of the inter-city buses clogging their streets and lingering at their curbs. And "asking to use their bathrooms and leaving garbage outside their storefronts." (DNA Info

Remember when Ed Koch suggested guarding subway train yards with wolves, to fight graffiti? (LaGuardia and Wagner Archives

Mau Pialug was almost the last man to navigate "his voyages by the traditional Polynesian techniques of using stars and waves as a compass." Then he started teaching others. (Huffington Post